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7 Myths about Dermal Fillers

Published on May 17, 2024

There are many myths regarding dermal fillers that seem to only be perpetuated as time goes on. Let Dr. Pinkhasik dispel these myths for you.

Myth #1: Botulinum Toxin and Fillers are the same. 

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While they both lessen the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin and dermal fillers do not function in the same way. Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles while dermal fillers restore and add volume to facial tissue.

Myth #2: Fillers require a lot of downtime.

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Fillers require little to no downtime. The injection procedure can result in minor swelling and bruising, but your doctor can recommend ways to alleviate and prevent that.

Myth #3:  The more, the merrier.

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When it comes to fillers, more is definitely not better. While some people may worry that dermal fillers will result in swollen lips, the so-called “duck look”, you can reduce the likelihood of that happening by not overfilling.

Myth #4: Dermal fillers stretch your tissues out. Once you start getting the treatment, you’ll have to continue forever or else your face will deflate and sag.

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This is not even slightly true. You can stop worrying about it. Remember that dermal fillers nourish your skin and stimulate collagen production. Even after your body metabolizes it, the residual effect is rejuvenating. 

Myth #5: It is noticeable.

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Clients often ask me, “Will it be obvious that I’ve had work done?” I assure them that it won’t be, as long as the procedure is done tastefully and correct facial proportions are maintained.

Myth #6: It is painful.

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The discomfort is minimal. Local anes-thetic (“freezing”) is mixed with the dermal fillers to numb the areas being injected.

Your Personalized Treatment Plan Awaits!

Understanding the truth behind these common myths about dermal fillers can help you make more informed decisions about your aesthetic journey. At our clinic, we prioritize your safety, satisfaction, and natural-looking results. Our experienced Dr. Pinkhasik is dedicated to providing personalized consultations to address your unique concerns and goals. Don’t let misinformation hold you back from achieving the look you desire. Schedule a consultation with us today, and take the first step toward a more confident and rejuvenated you.

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