We ask Dr. Pinkhasik to debunk these myths.

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

“Myth #1: Botox and Fillers are the same.“ While they both lessen the appearance of wrinkles, Botox and dermal fillers do not function in the same way. Botox relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles while dermal fillers restore and add volume to facial tissue.

“Myth #2: Fillers require a lot of downtime.“ 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.“ 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.“ 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.“ I’ve had clients ask ‘will I look like I’ve been worked on?’ and his response is not if it is done tastefully and correct facial proportions are maintained.

“Myth #6: It is painful.“ The discomfort is minimal. Local anesthetic (”freezing”) is mixed with the dermal fillers to numb the areas being injected.

“Myth #7: Dermal Filler Treatments Are Irreversible.” Many dermal fillers today are reversible. Hyaluronic Acid fillers for example, can be dissolved with a simple injection of hyaluronidase. Talk to your doctor to make sure the dermal filler that you are getting is reversible.