Many people probably think getting facial injections always results in having a face that looks like it’s made of stone — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Over the years, injections have gotten a bit of a bad reputation because of rumors and their portrayal in pop culture. That’s why we’re here to bust a few facial injection myths and set the record straight.
Facial Injection Myths
Myth 1: Anyone can administer them.
Facial injections are a medical treatment and should only be performed by a licensed medical practitioner. Getting them done by anyone else could have dangerous results and side effects.
Myth 2: There are always side effects.
When performed by a medical practitioner, there are rarely any negative side effects of facial injection treatments. When you first get them, you may experience some slight swelling or tenderness, but that should go away quickly.
Myth 3: Facial injections are very painful.
More often than not, patients don’t feel much of anything. If you choose to have your injection site numbed with local anesthetic, you’ll feel a small pinch from that, but shouldn’t feel any pain afterward.
Myth 4: You’ll look expressionless.
This is probably the most common of the facial injection myths. Not only will a medical practitioner know how to properly administer the injections so this won’t happen, but most fillers are formulated to provide a natural look and feel to your skin.
Myth 5: You’ll have to wait a while to see results.
Au contraire! Most facial injection treatments provide you with instant results, and your trip to the dermatologist can last as little as 20 minutes.
The real way to disprove these myths is by experiencing the difference for yourself. Kessel Dermatology only has a licensed, physician assistant administer your facial injection treatments, so you can rest assured that your skin will look natural, healthy, and beautiful. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 609-890-2600.