There are so many stories and questions surrounding dermal fillers and how they may or may not affect your skin and body. Unfortunately through the ever-evolving world of the internet, the truth can get lost in communication, instead of creating myths around facts. With the knowledge of our experts, we are resolving the myths that can co-exist around dermal fillers.
DERMAL FILLERS ARE MADE FROM DANGEROUS TOXINS
There is a common misconception that dermal fillers are made from toxins, plastics, or even silicone but the most advanced fillers are in fact made from naturally occurring substances already found in your body such as Hyaluronic Acid, phosphate, and calcium. Made from these natural substances ensures that the results will degrade beautifully over time.
DERMAL FILLERS & BOTOX ARE THE SAME
Many people assume the two are the same but they couldn’t be more different! Essentially botox relaxes the area, whilst fillers add volume to the area. In addition to this, there are different ranges of filler that vary depending on the area being focused on whereas botox only occupies one medium.
FILLER IS PAINFUL
Not as you might think, the area is numbed before the needle is applied to the skin. You may feel a pinprick from the needle but that is all.
*Please note pain levels vary from person to person.
IT DOESN’T LOOK NATURAL
This is in fact far from the truth, Filler replaces the volume lost in the skin and so the results actually appear more natural and rejuvenated than before.
TOO MUCH MAINTENANCE
Whilst many injectable treatments require “maintenance”, fillers also last over a long period of time. Often the treatment may not need to be repeated for 6-8 months depending on what filler was used and to what extent.
FILLER REPLACES FACIAL SURGERY
Unfortunately not, whilst they are a fantastic option, they can’t lift and tighten deeper tissue muscles as surgery can.
FILLERS ARE IRREVERSIBLE
You would be happy to know that fillers can in fact be reversed due to their hyaluronic acid structure; the enzymes in the body break down the acid over time.
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