Dermal filler injections are a good solution for those who have wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin they would like to correct. They're widely available through most dermatologists, and also at many med spas. However, there are also a lot of misconceptions floating around about dermal fillers, such as the following.
Misconception: Dermal fillers are the same as botox.
Both botox and dermal fillers are injected into the skin. Both are meant to correct wrinkles. But beyond these similarities, these two treatments are quite different. Botox injections work by paralyzing the muscle beneath the skin, which makes them good for correcting dynamic wrinkles — the type that are most visible when you move your face or make an expression. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work by adding volume to the skin and replacing natural skin components that have become diminished over time. As such, they work to correct static wrinkles — the type that are visible even when you're not moving. Dermal fillers can also help correct bigger folds and saggy skin, which botox can't effectively treat.
Misconception: Dermal fillers cause scary reactions in your body.
While it's not entirely impossible for someone to have an adverse reaction to a dermal filler injection, the chances of this happening are very, very low. Dermal fillers are typically either formulated with hyaluronic acid or collagen, both of which are compounds naturally found in your skin and throughout your body. As such, most people react really well to them, and adverse reactions are very rare. Some people have a little redness and soreness right after the treatment, but this fades within a few days, at most.
Misconception: Once you start getting dermal fillers, you have to keep getting them.
If you get a dermal filler injection and decide it's not for you, then you don't have to get another one. Similarly, if you one day decide you'd like to let your natural skin show, you can simply stop getting injections. Many people who start getting dermal filler injections do keep getting them, year after year, but that's because they really like the results — not because anything particularly bad will happen if they stop.
Now that you know a little more about dermal filler injections, you can properly consider whether they're right for you. These injections can help with many different skin worries, and they tend to be really safe and effective.
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