Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and effective treatments for achieving a younger-looking face without surgery. But despite the success and safety track record associated with dermal fillers, many still have reservations or false ideas about this treatment. Let’s take a look at the most common myths about dermal fillers.
Myth: I’ll look artificial
Results from dermal filler treatment often depend on the skill of your injector. Using too much, not enough, or having dermal fillers injected in the wrong area could leave you with unfavorable results you don’t like. But when you work with a qualified nurse injector, especially one who works with a reputable plastic surgeon, you can be assured that the filler you get will be administered properly and safely.
Myth: The results don’t last long
Collagen fillers, one of the first fillers available, produced results that usually lasted only a month or two. But today’s advanced formulas are designed to deliver long-lasting results of up to a year or more! When you think about the amount you spend in one year on skin care products and makeup, the results are worth far more than the initial cost.
Myth: It’s not convenient
Most filler appointments can easily be scheduled during your lunch hour so you can return to work following treatment. You might experience minor tenderness, redness, itching, or swelling, which are symptoms that can easily be managed without interfering with your life.
Myth: It’s not for needle-phobics
Most patients report that the pain from dermal fillers is minimal, and lasts only a few seconds. In addition, many of today’s fillers include lidocaine, a safe and effective numbing agent that maximizes your comfort during the procedure. Even individuals who don’t like needles find dermal filler treatment is comfortable and well-worth any pain. If you have a fear of needles, discuss your concerns with the nurse injector before your appointment.
Myth: An anti-aging cream is just as effective
Using topical products such as creams is not as effective as using proven anti-aging ingredients beneath the skin. Many wrinkles and creases simply can’t be corrected with creams, no matter how expensive or luxurious they may seem. Although a quality skin cream is an essential part of a good skin care regimen, it can only be used to complement, not replace, a powerful treatment like a dermal filler.
Using a qualified plastic surgery office for your dermal filler appointment helps assure you’ll get the best possible results that can make you look more natural and radiant. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about dermal fillers and other non-invasive treatments available at Monarch Plastic Surgery!