Unlocking the Truth About Dermal Fillers and Setting Aside Common Myths

dermal-fillers A dermal filler injection is a solution that rehydrates your skin and smooths away your wrinkles. There is more than one type of solution that can be injected under your skin, but the most commonly administered dermal filler consists of hyaluronic acid. The purpose of dermal fillers is to create a more youthful appearance and add more volume to your injection site, which is usually your face. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about dermal fillers and how they work. We dispel several myths here.

Myth 1: Dermal Fillers Make You Look Plastic

Dermal fillers improve the appearance of your skin by boosting collagen production, lifting your facial muscles, and reducing wrinkles. Depending on which dermal filler the surgeon or dermatologist injects, the effects of a dermal filler can last from three to six months or upwards of a year or longer. Thus, dermal fillers do not make you look “plastic” unless an unprofessional or unskilled person administers them or you get them too often.

Myth 2: It Doesn’t Matter Which Dermal Filler You Get

There are different types of dermal fillers for a reason. One filler can be better at reducing wrinkles, while another is better at plumping your skin. Additionally, each filler has its lifespan. For example, the filler calcium hydroxyapatite is better positioned to treat deep frown lines and crow’s feet. Poly (methyl methacrylate), on the other hand, is better positioned to restore volume to your skin.

Myth 3: Dermal Fillers Are the Same As a Face Lift

Altogether, dermal fillers have properties that aid in lifting, firming, and smoothening your skin. However, filler injection is not a replacement for invasive surgery. If the skin near your eyes sags progressively or the skin at your jowls droops significantly, then it is likely that a plastic surgeon will need to make incisions and cut away excess skin. Not to mention, dermal fillers are less permanent than a face lift.

Dermal Filler Injections Near Calgary, AB

Dermal filler injections are an excellent way to enhance your beauty and confidence.

To schedule an appointment for a dermal filler injection at Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery, call 403-571-3141 today.

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