Dermal fillers can used use to diminish fine lines in the face and restore the volume and fullness of the face. This is done by injecting materials that stimulate collagen or add volume to the skin of the face. In addition to restoring the youthful appearance, these fillers can be used to plump up lips, enhance contours, soften creases, and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Despite so many benefits, dermal fillers have been a surrounded by misinformation and myths.
What should I know about fillers?
Cosmetic surgery is a huge industry in the United States because it allows patients regain confidence in their appearance. As the face shows the signs of aging, many have turned to cosmetic surgery to improve and reverse those signs. When the natural fat in the face is reduced and the skin in the face stretches, a person may appear aged. However, dermal fillers can be a great, efficient solution for these unwanted wrinkles, lines, and creases. Why, then, should misconceptions about dermal fillers prevent anyone from obtaining the appearance they desire?
Popular misconceptions about appearance-boosting dermal fillers include:
- Dermal fillers are just another type of Botox. Fillers work to fill a space while Botox relaxes muscles, making them two completely different procedures.
- Fillers are extremely painful. Since needles are involved, some consider fillers to be painful. Doctors will use numbing agents to ensure minimal to no pain is felt.
- Dermal fillers are really obvious. Fillers are intended to enhance the natural features of the face. There may be some swelling, but this resolves in a few days.
- Fillers permanently change the face. There are many options available for fillers, with some only lasting a few months and others intended to be permanent. If a patient is unhappy with the look of their fillers, some may be dissolved and others may disappear with time.
When changing the appearance of the face for a more youthful look, many people opt for Botox treatments. While Botox is a popular procedure, fillers are another option that you can use to achieve your most desired results. When choosing what procedure you should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience using fillers.
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