The Truth About Fillers – Myths vs. Facts

The Truth About Dermal Fillers – Myths vs. Facts

The internet can provide all the answers you need in doubt. However, not all answers found on the internet are correct. Sometimes, you are left with more doubt when you want to back up the knowledge you're trying to learn.

Many patients seeking anti-aging treatments come to us with questions they may have had after reading inaccurate or inadequate content online. When told the truth, the majority of these patients are shocked.

Many people are hesitant to use Fillers because they've been given false information by friends, family, or even the media. If you are one of those people, we are here to put your doubts to rest. Let's look into the Myths and Facts surrounding Fillers.

#1 Myth: Anti-wrinkle treatments like Botox and fillers are identical.

Myth: Anti-wrinkle treatments like Botox and fillers are identical.

Fact: Many individuals mistake anti-wrinkle treatments like Botox for fillers. However, these are entirely different therapies with different results. Face contouring, and volume addition are made possible with fillers. On the other hand, anti-wrinkle injections are administered into the muscles to stop the signal from reaching the muscle and urging it to contract. The skin can relax, and wrinkles can lessen if the muscles don't constrict.

#2 Myth: fillers are painful when administered.

Myth: Dermal fillers are painful when administered.

Fact: People frequently believe that obtaining fillers will be painful. We utilize tiny needles, and you can choose a local anesthetic to make the procedure as painless as possible. Lidocaine, used in many fillers, also reduces discomfort after the first prick of the injection.

Here are some things you might consider:

  • Since everyone's pain threshold is different, what could be uncomfortable for one person might be easy for another. The majority of individuals find fillers to be completely bearable!
  • Although a needle is used, it is pretty tiny for injecting filler. Additionally, your injector could numb the region before your procedure if treating the lips, which can be very painful. You might not require any numbing cream for less sensitive places (like the cheekbones).

#3 Myth: People will notice when you have had fillers.

Myth: People will notice when you have had dermal fillers.

Fact: The idea that fillers will be noticeable is a widespread misconception. People with evident filler work have often had their procedures performed by someone less experienced or over-injected. We assist you in determining the precise quantity of filler injections you require and expertly administer them. It's unlikely that anyone around you will realize that you have fillers; they may assume you look more youthful.

#4 Myth: The skin will be stretched out with fillers.

Myth: The skin will be stretched out with dermal fillers.

Fact: Have you ever wondered if filler will cause your skin to stretch out? You're not alone. The truth is that when a qualified, experienced provider applies, the filler shouldn't strain the skin. Your skin laxity should stay the same if you work with a trustworthy product and a qualified provider.

#5 Myth: fillers are not very lasting.

Myth: Dermal fillers are not very lasting.

Fact: fillers made of Hyaluronic acids like Belotero-Merz, Radiesse-Merz, Versa Revanesse, and Versa Lips+- Revanesse at iConcierge Medspa can last anywhere between 6 and 12 months, and in many cases longer. The quality of the product administered, the person's reaction and the treatment area affect how long an effect lasts. fillers should last longer in a healthy individual than in a smoker or someone who overexposes their skin to the sun.

#6 Myth: fillers are too uncomfortable because of bruising and downtime.

Myth: Dermal fillers are too uncomfortable because of bruising and downtime.

Fact: No guarantees for any bruising or swelling you could encounter after receiving filler treatment. While some people may experience some symptoms, these usually go away in 7 to 10 days. Applying cold compresses to the afflicted regions will quickly decrease any bruising or swelling that may happen. You can hide any bruising or swelling with makeup, so don't worry.

#7 Myth: fillers are irreversible, so if you do not like them, you must stick with them.

Myth: Dermal fillers are irreversible, so if you do not like them, you must stick with them.

Fact: Many people think that one of the hazards of facial fillers is an irreversible, permanent modification of the face. It is false yet again. Hyaluronic acid is a component of filler products. Suppose you don't like the outcome of your face filler operation. In that case, you may have it redone by injecting hyaluronidase, which neutralizes the hyaluronic acid and causes the filler to dissolve, returning your skin to its pre-filler state.

#8 Myth: fillers are dangerous and toxic.

Myth: Dermal fillers are dangerous and toxic.

Fact: Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid, a substance that gives us volume and maintains the moisture in our skin. Unfortunately, as we age, we lose hyaluronic acid, resulting in sagging skin, a lack of total face fat, and sunken facial features. Since our bodies naturally create hyaluronic acid, we replace what the body has lost when we inject fillers.

#9 Myth: Only the cheeks can get fillers.

Myth: Only the cheeks can get dermal fillers.

Fact: fillers come in various forms, enabling injectors to choose the appropriate substance for particular areas. The lips, cheeks, and lines around the mouth are where it is most frequently used (called NasoLabial Folds or Marionette Lines). Fillers aid in the smoothing out of lines and wrinkles in addition to plumping your face structure.

#10 Myth: You require fillers regularly and more frequently each time.

Myth: You require dermal fillers regularly and more frequently each time.

Fact: You will need to repeat treatment to retain the effects of a face filler, but this frequency is lower than most people believe. Depending on where the filler is injected, you may only require face fillers once every six months or every two years. And if you don't have subsequent treatments, your skin will return to its previous state. If you opt not to have a filler again, there are no significant consequences.

Knowing your facts

Through non-invasive procedures like fillers, you may enhance your look thanks to modern health and beauty care advancements. The demand for fillers has increased, which has led to an increase in the variety of solutions available to assist in face rejuvenation. The finest results for reducing skin folds and wrinkles may be obtained when this procedure is administered correctly by a skilled professional.

The long-term benefits of facial fillers may be enjoyed by anyone who wants to eliminate undesirable facial characteristics and improve their appearance and confidence. The safest and most straightforward option to feel and look younger is fillers.

You don't have to put up with the effects of aging. You may take advantage of these treatments and completely disregard the rumor mill of false information by doing your homework on your practitioner and being informed.

We would be delighted to set up an appointment if fillers interest you. iConcierge Medspa will pay attention to your worries and present you with the most incredible possible treatment options.

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Stanley katz, md

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Dr. Katz is a board certified Dermatologist that has been working in Dermatology for over 40 years. Dr. Katz has worked together with Nina to make iConcierge MedSpa compliant. He has reviewed all protocols and procedures to make sure all patients are getting the best possible care. Dr. Katz serves as iConcierge MedSpa’s Medical Director and Supervising Physician. Dr. Katz is from Bradenton/Sarasota area. He loves being in the Florida sun and fishing when he is not involved in research and medicine.
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