5 Myths About Dermal Fillers – Busted!


5 Myths About Dermal Fillers – Busted!

February 2, 2023

There's a lot of confusion out there about dermal fillers. Some people think they're unsafe, while others think they're only for people who want to look like a plastic surgery addict! But the truth is, dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin – and they can be used by just about anyone, regardless of their age or beauty goals. In this blog post, we'll debunk five common myths about dermal fillers. Let's go!

1) Dermal Fillers Will Give You an Unnatural Look

False! One of the biggest misconceptions about dermal fillers is that they will make you look unnatural. But the truth is, when administered by a trained professional, dermal fillers can indeed give you natural-looking results. In fact, you may not even be able to tell that you've had a treatment!

That being said, the key words here are "trained professional". Before you get dermal fillers, make sure you choose an experienced and qualified practitioner. There are some people out there who call themselves "fillers specialists", but may not have the proper training and experience to achieve the best, most natural-looking results. So, do your research.

2) They're Painful

Not true! Although some people may experience slight discomfort during a dermal filler treatment, most of our patients report that the procedure is surprisingly painless. It's common to feel a bit of pressure during the treatment, but that's about it. 

However, if you are particularly sensitive or anxious about the treatment, talk to your practitioner about using a topical numbing cream. This can help make the treatment more comfortable and reduce any discomfort or anxiety you may have. 

3) Dermal Fillers Don't Last Very Long

Not necessarily! Depending on the type of product used and your body's unique metabolism, dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-12 months. In some cases, results may even last for up to a year or more! 

4) They're Risky and Unsafe

False! Dermal fillers, when administered by a qualified professional, are considered safe and effective treatments. In fact, the most common side effects are minor, temporary ones such as redness, swelling and bruising – all of which typically fade away within a few days.

5) Dermal Fillers Will Make Me Look Like a Different Person

No way! Dermal fillers are designed to enhance your natural look, not completely transform it.

So, while you may notice subtle improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of aging, your treatments shouldn't make you look like a completely different person. Just remember to be realistic about your expectations and discuss them with your practitioner before you start any treatment. 

The Bottom Line

Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to enhance your natural beauty – but only when administered by a qualified professional. So, if you're considering dermal fillers, keep these myths in mind and be sure to do your research before making any decisions. Good luck!

Are you ready to get started with dermal fillers? We’d be happy to help! Click here to get in touch with Lyft Medical Aesthetics, and book a consultation today.