Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering patients a non-surgical solution that allows them to combat the signs of aging and enhance their facial features! But despite their growing popularity, there are still many misconceptions and myths surrounding dermal fillers that ultimately deter people from seeking out this innovative, youth-restoring treatment. With that in mind, continue reading to learn more about a few of these common myths so that you can head into this treatment with full confidence and optimism!
Myth #1. Dermal Fillers Are Painful
It’s common for people to associate injections with pain, but when it comes to dermal fillers, the majority of people would claim that they’re quite tolerable. In fact, most dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic called lidocaine, which numbs the treated area during the procedure. While patients might experience some very mild discomfort, it’s generally well-tolerated and a non-issue.
Myth #2. Dermal Fillers Look Unnatural
That “plastic” look that you’ve heard is associated with dermal fillers is actually the result of poorly administered treatments, and not the fillers themselves. A skilled and experienced practitioner understands how to make results appear natural and balanced. Modern techniques focus on subtle enhancements that preserve facial expressions and individual characteristics, while expressing other specific concerns such as wrinkles.
Myth #3. Anti-Aging Skincare Products Work Just as Well
To put it simply, skincare products cannot solely replace what dermal fillers can do; however, they can help to optimize the appearance of dermal fillers. A good skincare regimen can delay aging in the skin and enhance your filler results, but the products themselves aren’t capable of giving your skin the boost that the fillers can. They can enhance lips, sculpt cheekbones, define jawlines, and even correct facial asymmetry—many purposes beyond wrinkle-reduction!
Myth #4. Dermal Fillers Are Permanent
Contrary to popular belief, dermal fillers are not permanent or irreversible. Most fillers are made from biocompatible materials that the body eventually and harmlessly absorbs after a while. The longevity of the results varies depending on the type of filler used, the treated area, as well as other individual factors. While some dermal fillers can last for up to a couple of years, others may last for only a few months. However, regular maintenance sessions can be scheduled to sustain satisfactory results!
About the Practice
The team at Lift Facial Aesthetics has proudly assisted patients in the Ocala, FL community for several years, and they’d love to help you next! They offer a wide range of services including dermal fillers, BOTOX, and more. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for additional information or assistance. Telephone: (352) 433-0888.