10 Common myths about facial fillers you should know in 2022

Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli

By Dr. Jagatjit Singh Kohli
MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology

June 30th, 2020

Getting facial fillers can be quite an intimidating task, especially considering the cut-throat world of cosmetology surrounding us. But worry not; we can help you understand everything about fillers.

These are the top 10 myths about facial fillers.

We are about to debunk a few myths circulating the facial fillers. These are the 10 most common myths about facial fillers.

1) If I don’t like it, the looks will be permanent

Today, most filler products are made from hyaluronic acids (Juvederm Voluma Restylane, Voluma, and Restylane). If necessary, these can be reversed by injecting a product called Hyaluronidase into any filled areas.

2) It doesn’t work/I don’t know how to differentiate

Although the results may not be obvious, they are tangible. Concentrating on one area if you have a limited budget is better than putting filler in many areas.

3) It won’t look natural

Fillers are products that replace volume lost in the face as we age. You will look rejuvenated and natural if you do it carefully and have a good sense of aesthetics.

It is possible to make your face look unnatural if you use too much filler or place it in the wrong location. We recommend that you consult a dermatologist before getting fillers for the face.

4) It will hurt

Many filler products come with numbing solutions mixed in. A topical numbing cream can provide additional relief. Micro-cannulas that are blunt-tipped and not as sharp as needles usually cause minimal discomfort.

5) There will be lots of bruising and downtime

Cool compresses, arnica Montana, and head elevation can reduce swelling and bruising resulting from filler injections.

Most times, bruising or swelling can be disguised with makeup. It is usually not noticeable. We recommend you avoid filler treatments within the first week to 10 days after a major event, such as a wedding.

6) It is too hard to do it consistently / I need too much maintenance

Although many fillers require repeated use, maintenance is less frequent than people think. It depends on the filler used, the location of the filler, and the level of activity. Fillers can be used as often as every 6-8 months or as little as every 2 years, depending upon the factors.

7) Fillers can be used to replace a surgical facial lift – the results will be identical

Fillers can add volume, but they cannot replace surgery. The surgery tightens and lifts deeper tissues and removes excess skin. A combination of filler and surgery can often result in optimal rejuvenation.

8) Fillers can be applied anywhere. They all are the same

Fillers can be placed in different places, and not all are alike. Avoid fillers near the eyes and lips. Juvederm is one example. It attracts water, so avoiding using it close to thin skin is best.

9) My dentist/PCP/OBGYN performs fillers – I will get them to do it

Many doctors, nurses, and dentists will offer patients fillers as an extra income source. They may have had a weekend course or little training. When performing facial aesthetic procedures, it is best to find a specialist with years of experience and expertise.

10) I should shop around to find the lowest price

It is not the type of filler that matters most but the skills, talent, aesthetic sense, and expertise of the person administering it. It is like commissioning beautiful art. It doesn’t matter what type of clay or paint is used. The artist’s vision and skill are the most important.

Bottom line

These are the top 10 myths about this facial procedure which seems to have caught the attention of Gen Z as well as the people who are looking for ways to look young and natural as they age.

Our Agelock Skin Clinic is unarguably one of the best skin clinics in India to have mastered the art of cosmetology, skin, and hair care treatments. You can book an appointment with us to learn about the treatment and services.

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