Debunking 3 Misconceptions About Facial Fillers

Whether you’re self-conscious about laugh lines around the mouth or wish your lips were slightly poutier or your cheeks a little more sculpted, fillers can restore your confidence by adding volume and lift to the skin. Before you have dermal fillers in the Milwaukee area (or anywhere), chances are good that you’ve done your research online to get to know more about them—and have seen plenty of rumors about what to expect from the injections. With all of the different opinions out there, it can be difficult to know what’s true and what’s false. We’re setting the record straight on three of the most common myths about these injectable treatments:

• Myth #1: Fillers Are Very Painful

Patients shouldn’t assume that filler injections will be totally pain-free, but at the same time, most people don’t experience much discomfort, especially when the treatment is performed by an experienced injector. Quality providers usually start off by applying a local anesthetic or icing the skin to reduce sensation. The filler is then injected with a needle. Some people say it causes a mild stinging sensation, but no matter how it’s described, it’s generally very well tolerated.

• Myth #2: Fillers Look Too Obvious and Fake

There’s no need to worry that fillers will always look too artificial or overdone, or that you’ll look expressionless after a treatment session. In the rare cases when this does happen, it’s usually when the injector uses too much filler or the filler is misplaced. Choosing a team led by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you to ensure that your results will look subtle and natural. Most experienced injectors strive to take a “less is more” approach.

• Myth #3: Fillers Are Addictive

Although many celebrities claim to be addicted to fillers, the truth is that you can’t actually get addicted to the ingredients in them after you’ve had them once. You might feel like you’re addicted to fillers because you love the way they look, but it’s entirely possible to use them in moderation. One of the benefits of hyaluronic acid-based fillers and similar types of treatments is that the results are only temporary. Eventually, the body completely metabolizes the material.

Curious about dermal fillers? Contact our team at Parkins Plastic Surgery for more information on what to expect when choosing injections at our practice. If you would like to request a one-on-one consultation with us, call us at (262) 269-1050, or submit a contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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