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Finding the Truth: 5 Myths about Dermal Fillers

April 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — richardsonpw @ 4:19 pm
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A myth starts out as a small rumor, a guess from someone who doesn’t really know the truth. Unfortunately, myths can spread and become pervasive, causing confusion and misinformation. As a result, in beauty, people who could benefit from a certain treatment could hesitate or elect not to get it. Dermal fillers are one treatment that has a lot of myths attached to it. Here are some of the most common myths and the truths behind them.

Myth: Dermal Fillers Are the Same as BOTOX.

To the untrained eye, BOTOX and dermal fillers may seem synonymous, but they are very different. BOTOX is a neuro toxin that temporarily paralyzes muscle contraction. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, insert collagen and other substances that give the area more volume. In fact, not all dermal fillers have the same uses and content. While some are best utilized for lips, another dermal filler is suited for the jawline. Your provider can help you know which one will help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

Myth: Dermal Filler Injections Hurt.

The thought of needles may feel uncomfortable, but the syringes used for dermal fillers are extremely thin and small. A skilled provider can perform the injection with little to no irritation or pain. Furthermore, the treatment takes just a few minutes, which means you can get back your usual activities without interruption.

Myth: Treatment Will Make My Face Look Unnatural.

Perhaps you’ve seen some people who look fake or like plastic, but in small, reasonable increments and in the right hands, dermal fillers will not have this effect on your face. Tiny touchups still allow you to look like you, just with some refinements.

Myth: Filler Will Stretch My Skin.

Although this treatment involves adding volume to an area of your face, it will not stretch or sag your skin. In fact, it helps add collagen and elasticity to your skin, which means it should look more youthful and easily adapt to the filler.

Myth: Dermal Fillers Can Replace Face Lifts.

Surgical face lifts are intended to have more dramatic and long-lasting effects. In contrast, dermal fillers typically last about 6 to 18 months and are used to add subtle volume to the face to address fine lines. Before either treatment, you need to talk to a qualified provider to make sure it’s the right choice for your goals.

By learning the truth about dermal fillers, you can feel more confident and comfortable going into a consultation and asking about this treatment. Don’t let misinformation keep you from getting the results you want.

About the Practice

Richardson Pain & Wellness is a clinic that offers a wide variety of services that help patients look and feel their best. In addition to anti-aging treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX, the practice provides weight loss support, pain management, and other valuable treatments. If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers, you can call the Richardson office at 972-907-1125 or visit the Contact Us page here.

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