Dermal fillers are some of the most popular and highly coveted non-surgical treatments available, in that they can help soften and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, enhance shallow contours, plump your lips, and reduce the appearance of scars. While dermal fillers may be effective at helping reverse signs of aging, and are generally associated with little to no downtime, there are still many individuals who have held off on receiving treatment due to myths that may have scared them away.
The more you understand about dermal fillers, the more you’ll be able to benefit from an enhanced appearance, as well as renewed confidence and self-esteem.
Here are three myths about dermal fillers, debunked for your benefit.
Myth #1: Dermal fillers are the same as Botox
It’s understandable why dermal fillers are often confused with injectable treatments such as Botox and Xeomin. However, Botox and Xeomin simply relax the muscles in your face, whereas dermal fillers actually “fill” the fine lines and wrinkles in your face to add and restore volume, and to stimulate the production of collagen. Dermal fillers and injectables are both effective at helping combat wrinkles and fine lines, but dermal fillers are often more effective at plumping up and restoring volume to your skin.
Myth #2: Dermal fillers are painful
As soon as people realize dermal fillers are injected into the skin using a needle, many automatically assume treatment is painful. However, your cosmetic surgeon will most likely apply a topical anesthetic to help reduce and eliminate any pain caused by dermal fillers. On a pain scale of one to 10, most patients say the pain associated with dermal filler treatment ranks at a low 2.5. If you’re feeling apprehensive about receiving treatment due to pain, mention your concern to your cosmetic surgeon, who will ensure your experience is as comfortable and as painless as possible.
Myth #3: Everyone can tell I’ve had dermal filler treatment
The goal of using dermal fillers is to enhance your natural appearance. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will know how to administer dermal fillers in a way that helps you look more youthful and refreshed. Immediately after your procedure, you may experience some bruising, redness, and swelling, but your cosmetic surgeon can provide you with tips on how to minimize these signs until they go away within a few days. Most people who are familiar with your appearance may suspect that you’ve had a great night’s sleep and are taking better care of yourself, but the signs of dermal filler treatment won’t be as obvious as you may think.
Are you interested in restoring youth to your appearance through the use of dermal fillers? GLOW Surgical Arts offers Juvederm and Radiesse dermal filler treatments, as well as a variety of cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures designed to help you look and feel more attractive. Request a consultation online, or call GLOW Surgical Arts at (650) 241-2209.