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5 Big Misconceptions About Dermal Fillers

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  • October 15, 2018

Are you looking for a low-risk and natural way to rejuvenate your appearance? Our customised dermal filler skin treatments are designed to eliminate wrinkles and restore your youthful glow instantly. 

In today’s fast-paced world, both men and women are looking to eliminate signs of ageing without having to worry about the time and pain of recovering from invasive surgical procedures such as facelifts.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are thus becoming more and more popular as they offer a minimally invasive alternative for facial rejuvenation. Such skin treatments have many benefits, including:

  • lower costs
  • no surgical risks
  • no recovery period
  • instant and long-lasting results

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5 Common Myths About Dermal Filler Skin Treatments

Tissue filler treatments such as Juvederm and Restylane are growing in popularity as patients attempt to combat the signs of ageing. Such skin treatments can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and add back lost volume for a rejuvenated appearance.

However, despite the many requests for such injectables, there are still many misconceptions about dermal fillers. Here are 5 common myths debunked:

1. People will know I had a tissue filler treatment.

While sadly there are many stories of botched skin treatments, this is a completely unfounded fear. When injected by an experienced practitioner, tissue fillers are very safe, natural, and subtle.

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2. These skin treatments are painful

While these skin treatments aren’t completely painless, the discomfort you’ll experience will be very minor.

Key Facts:

  • The needles used to inject are very small and designed for comfort.
  • Many dermal fillers contain a mild anesthetic called lidocaine.
  • Your plastic surgeon may apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to reduce any discomfort.

What will I feel? You may feel a slight pinching or stinging sensation during the skin treatment but this will only be mild and temporary.


3. Dermal fillers require downtime

One of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is that, unlike many other cosmetic skin treatments, they don’t require any downtime. In fact, after your procedure, you’ll be able to go right back into your daily activities.

Note: Some patients may choose to schedule time off if they experience any swelling or bruising, but the majority of individuals are able to get on with their routine as usual.


4. Dermal filler treatments are irreversible

Many patients worry that if they’re unhappy with their skin treatment results, they’ll have to wait for the tissue filler to wear off. However, many such skin treatments today are reversible and hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm can be dissolved with a simple injection of hyaluronidase.

Always talk to your plastic surgeon first. Before undergoing any skin treatment, be sure to ask your doctor if the filler you’re receiving is reversible.


5. Botox and dermal fillers are the same things

While Botox and tissue fillers are both injectables that can help treat fine lines and wrinkles, these are two very different skin treatments.

  • Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is designed to plump up your skin and restore volume to hollowed-out areas.
  • Botox is designed to smooth out the skin by targeting muscles to temporarily restrict their movement and ability to cause wrinkles.

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Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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