Fill Yourself in on the Myths About Fillers


Fill Yourself in on the Myths About Fillers

As we age, we tend to lose volume in our face, making our skin look sunken and our features less prominent. Fillers have been around for several decades, giving people a chance to restore some freshness to their faces, and allowing them to feel more confident in their skin. While several people do not opt for fillers out of a fear of getting botched, fillers are more likely to work well than turn out bad. Here are some of the most common myths about fillers, and the reasons as to why they are not true –

• Fillers look fake
You may have seen a person with a very artificial-looking face and credited all that bad work to fillers. While it’s true that sometimes Botox and fillers look fake, this is only the case when the practitioner has gone overboard. Most of the time, fillers look absolutely natural, and when administered in the right quantities, it can rejuvenate your face and smooth out your skin.

• Fillers are permanent
Most people fear fillers because they feel like they could be stuck with results they aren’t pleased with. Fortunately, fillers are one of the best temporary solutions to a large variety of cosmetic problems. Most of the fillers available today are hyaluronic acid products like Juvederm and Restylane. The effects of these fillers can be reversed in just a matter of days by injecting a product called hyaluronidase into the same areas. This goes to say that fillers are just a way of trying out a new look and seeing if you like the results. If not, they can be removed as well, offering you the utmost flexibility.

• Fillers require too much maintenance or upkeep
Contrary to popular belief, fillers can also be injected as a one-time solution for your problem areas. Even if the procedure requires more than one sitting, the frequency between each appointment is not as fast as one may think. Fillers can be topped up as frequently as 6 months or can be spaced out over a period of two years as well.

• Fillers are painful and cause bruising
Fillers are injected with a numbing solution mixed into them. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure. Fillers may cause slight swelling right after the procedure, but your practitioner will provide you with the right topical treatments to bring down swelling or bruising (if any) as quickly as possible.