Facial fillers, which are frequently called dermal fillers, have increased in popularity over the past few decades. Some are more accurately referred to as soft tissue fillers because they are injected into the soft tissue layers of your skin instead of into the deeper dermal layers. Soft tissue facial fillers are used for several reasons. They can add volume where it is needed, help to contour the face, re-inflate areas in which fat has been lost and restore hydration to help to smooth your skin for a more youthful appearance. Despite all of these potential benefits, some people are hesitant to try fillers because of the myths that abound. Here are some of the myths and the facts about facial fillers.
Myth #1: Fillers and anti-wrinkle injections like Botox are the same thing
Many people confuse fillers with anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox. They are completely different treatments that offer different outcomes, however. Facial fillers help to add volume and to contour the face. By contrast, anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the muscles to prevent the signal to the muscle telling it to contract. If the muscles don’t contract, that allows the skin to relax and for wrinkles to soften.
Myth #2: Fillers will be noticed by everyone
A very common myth that people have about fillers is that they will be very noticeable. People who have noticeable filler work have likely received their treatments from someone who is less skilled or has used too many injections at once. We help you to determine the correct number of filler injections that you need and skillfully inject them. People around you may simply think that you appear more rejuvenated, but it is highly unlikely that others will know that you have received facial fillers.
Myth 3: Fillers are very painful
It is common for people to think that getting facial fillers will be an excruciating experience. We use very tiny needles, and you can opt for a local anesthetic that can help to make your experience as minimally painful as possible. Many fillers also contain lidocaine, which eliminates most of the pain after the initial prick of the injection.
Facial fillers are a terrific, non-surgical cosmetic option that can help your face to regain some of its youthful appearance. The highly skilled team at Kessel Dermatology can give you the beautiful results that you want. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and to learn more about the options that we have available.