The thought of injecting dermal fillers to make your skin smoother may scare you, but you shouldn’t feel that way. There may already be a number of myths that you have heard about dermal fillers that caused you to not consider having this treatment, but let me debunk some of those for you.
Myth: Cosmetic filler injections are very painful
You might not feel much of anything, actually. With many types of injections, the doctor will numb your skin with a local anesthetic first. (Or he or she could use ice, if you prefer.) The American Academy of Dermatology notes that some types of lip injections might require a nerve block injection first, which might pinch. And it’s possible that the injection will sting, too. You may experience some redness or tenderness afterward, but that should go away, especially if you apply ice for 15 minutes. Source: Healthguides.Healthgrades
Myth: Everyone can tell if you have had filler injections because the added volume is obvious
Jones says this is “absolutely untrue. The majority of my patients walk out of here and once things have settled, no one knows they have had anything done. That’s what we want.” Like all plastic surgery, anything done correctly and in moderation can look natural. And to avoid bruising (one tell-tale sign that does eventually fade) the doctor advises that you should stop taking Advil, Aleve, aspirin, etc. a week before an injection treatment. These medications thin your blood making you more likely to bruise.
So what about all the people and celebrities we see that look over injected and fake or plastic? Dr. Jones says doctors should tell patients when enough is enough and turn them down when they want more, if they don’t need it, but this doesn’t always occur. “It makes sense that if you [the doctor] are using more product you’re making more money, so if someone is asking to put more in, some people [doctors] will say ‘sure’ I’ll do some more.” But any good cosmetic dermatologist won’t want anyone walking out of his or her office looking unnatural, and will only give you what you need, nothing more, says Jones. Source: TotalBeauty
Myth: Botox is a filler too, right?
No it is not. Simply put, fillers fill and Botox relaxes. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are actually products that contain a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. When injected into facial muscles they can relax wrinkles that form when making certain negative facial expressions like furrowed brows, forehead lines and crows feet. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, actually “fill” offending wrinkles and folds, adding volume to areas that have lost it, and often times stimulating collagen too. *High five for that bonus! Source: SmartBeautyGuide
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