10 Dermal Filler Myths Debunked

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Myth #1: All dermal fillers are the same

Dermal fillers differ in composition, longevity, and formulation texture. There are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm Collection of Fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers such as Radiesse, and polylactic acid fillers like Sculptra. Each of these dermal fillers serves a different purpose and not every patient will benefit from the same one. 

Additionally, not all fillers can be used in the same area of the face. Different fillers have been FDA-approved to address different parts of the face and to treat different things. A filler used in the lips cannot be used in the jawline area, because lip filler injections have a much softer texture than those used in the jaw and chin area. See one of our Nurse Injectors for a complimentary consultation to see which dermal filler will be best for you. Call us to schedule at 801-785-8884.

Myth #2: Dermal fillers will make me look fake, overdone, and unnatural

You’ve probably heard someone say dermal fillers look fake or that they will make you look frozen or plastic. Dermal fillers can in fact cause you to look like all those things, that is why it’s important to go to a licensed and experienced professional. They can inject the right kind and amount of filler to customize your results to tailor to your unique face. You can still look your best, but also look natural. Click here to get to know our experienced injectors.

Myth #3: Dermal fillers can replace a surgical face lift

Although fillers are a great way to add volume and can help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, they cannot replace the results of a face lift surgery. Face lifts are best for patients with severe laxity. They tighten and remove excess tissue and sagging skin. Furthermore, dermal filler results only last 6 to 18 months, but facelift surgery results can last 10 or more years. To get more information on facelifts and/or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Crofts, our Medical Director and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, click here.

Myth #4: Dermal fillers are very painful

For the most part, the majority of people would say that injectable fillers are tolerable. Though needles are used for injecting dermal fillers, they are minuscule in size and their jab isn’t very painful. Most of the dermal fillers we carry at Aesthetica have lidocaine infused in them. We also offer numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable. The overall process with topical numbing makes it much less painful.

Myth #5: The more dermal filler, the merrier

The proverb “the more the merrier” does not always apply to dermal fillers. To avoid looking overdone, our Nurse Injectors avoid using too much filler and instead use the right amount of filler meant for your unique facial anatomy.

Myth #6: You can get the same results with anti aging skincare products

Skincare products cannot solely replace what dermal fillers can do, but they can optimize the appearance of dermal fillers. A good skincare regimen can delay aging in the skin and enhance your filler results. To schedule a complimentary skin consultation with one of our Master Estheticians, contact us today.

Myth #7: Fillers are permanent and irreversible

Most filler products are hyaluronic acid based and they can be reversed with an injectable called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid for patients who are unhappy with their dermal fillers or decide that they no longer want them.

Myth #8: Filler will stretch and sag my skin

This is a common misconception and you are not alone if you’ve ever wondered this, been told this, or seen something similar to this. The truth is when dermal fillers are done right by an experienced provider, they add subtle amounts of volume to the area without stretching the skin. Furthermore, dermal fillers are composed of naturally occurring molecules found in our bodies which can actually increase collagen and elastic production. This leads to decreased skin laxity and your skin is less likely to sag. Once our bodies absorb the filler or you choose to discontinue dermal filler injections, skin laxity will return to previous condition.

Myth #9: Anyone can inject dermal fillers

There are many spas, physicians, nurses, and dentists that are now offering dermal fillers. Though these practices seem to have the credentials to inject dermal fillers, for most it’s an additional source of income. The truth is that it takes an experienced injector to give patients optimal results while maintaining safety protocols. Aesthetica’s Nurse Injectors continue their education and training in facial anatomy and injectables regularly to make sure each patient receives the highest level of care and natural-looking, beautiful results.

Myth #10: Dermal fillers and neurotoxins, like Botox and Dysport, are all the same

Neurotoxins and dermal fillers are both injectable treatments, but they are different chemical substances that do different things. Injectables like Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators which are used to reduce dynamic fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles temporarily. They cannot always treat static wrinkles. Dermal fillers on the other hand can treat static lines and wrinkles and are also used to plump and add volume to lips, cheeks, jawline, chin, laugh lines, under eyes hollowness, and temples.

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