If fine lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity is robbing you of confidence in your appearance, dermal filler injection can make all the difference in how you look in the mirror. But, like many people who are interested in cosmetic treatment, you’ve probably come across some less-than-encouraging rumors in your research on the treatment.
As with many other cosmetic treatments, there’s not a shortage of questionable public opinions and myths surrounding dermal fillers. If you’re one of the many who have been scared away by these anecdotal rumors surrounding dermal fillers, I am here to separate facts from fiction. At Eros Beauty and Wellness, I strive to make sure that all my patients have the most accurate information so they can make their decision with confidence. To do that, here are 5 dermal filler myths that I’m going to debunk for you.
1. Dermal Filler Injections Are Painful
For most patients, dermal filler injections are virtually painless, especially when performed by a skilled injector. To begin your treatment, I will first numb the treatment area with a topical anesthetic to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible. You shouldn’t feel more than the lightest pressure or slightest pinch as the filler enters your skin.
You may feel some slight tenderness after the procedure, but it should resolve fairly quickly. With some fillers, like Juvéderm®, there is even some lidocaine add to the hyaluronic gel formula to help with discomfort after treatment.
2. Dermal Fillers Have Negative Side Effects
When administered by a licensed, properly trained, professional, there are very few risks associated with dermal fillers. Some people are more sensitive than others, so we’d be remiss not to mention that minor side effects are possible—but not likely. In fact, because dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound found the body, there is less of a chance that your body will reject the solution.
3. Anyone Can Administer Injections
When just about every spa is offering some type of dermal fillers, it’s easy to assume that just about anyone is capable. Don’t make that mistake! Only a licensed and trained medical professional is legally allowed to administer cosmetic injectables. Trusting unlicensed injectors with your face can not only lead to unwanted results, but it can also be very dangerous. Make sure that you check your injector’s credentials and, if available, pictures of their patients’ results after injections.
4. Dermal Fillers Make Your Face Look Puffy or Frozen
Under the skilled hands of a trained medical professional, your face should never look frozen or “puffy.” My goal is to always subtly enhance my patients’ natural features with dermal fillers by restoring volume where it has been lost or refreshing the skin by smoothing away wrinkles, but never to the point where the results are unnatural or exaggerated.
5. Dermal Fillers Do Not Last
How long your results last is determined by a few important factors: the severity of the skin issue, how much filler is used, and how the body naturally metabolizes the hyaluronic acid solution. The results of dermal fillers typically last between 3 months to 2 years, depending on these factors. During your consultation, we will discuss your projected timeline for any touch-up injections and monitor your skins’ response to treatments.
Trust the Dermal Filler Experts at Eros Beauty and Wellness!
Now that you know the facts, don’t hesitate to call Eros Beauty and Wellness to schedule your consultation at (619) 481-4651 or contact us through our convenient website portal. I look forward to discussing how we can reach your aesthetic goals together.