5 dermal filler myths

Dermal filler injections are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments today, thanks to their ability to reduce wrinkles, boost volume and contour facial features. But their rise in popularity has also resulted in a rise in myths and misconceptions due to misleading information, advertising and media. 

We decided it was time to bust the five most common dermal filler myths and educate you on the truth behind this highly effective treatment:  

1.They are irreversible

A common concern for many people is that dermal fillers are permanent and the area that is treated will stay altered indefinitely. This is not true. The majority of dermal fillers will start to wear off after about six months and often, within one to two years, the treated area goes back to its original appearance. Results can also be reversed at any time with an injection of hyaluronidase, which dissolves the product instantly.   

2.Dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are the same thing

The lack of education around cosmetic injectable products means that dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections are often identified as the same product. While both can help treat fine lines and wrinkles, they are actually very different treatments. Dermal filler contain hyaluronic acid and are designed to plump the skin, aiding areas with volume loss by adding fullness to the area. In contrast, anti-wrinkle injections contain a muscle relaxant called botulism toxin type A, which smooths out the skin by being injected into the muscles to temporarily restrict their movement. They are both highly successful treatments when administered by our qualified doctors and nurses.  

3.I will look weird and people will notice a change.

We understand clients do not want to look weird or have people notice when they have had dermal filler treatments.  However, when being injected by a highly trained, qualified and experienced practitioner, the results are very subtle and natural. At Artisan our team is focused on ensuring you feel confident, so meeting your needs is our main priority. Our doctors and nurses will work with you to create a look that is right for you.  

4.There is so much downtime

Dermal fillers are one of the least invasive cosmetic treatments available and are commonly referred to as a lunchtime treatment for that exact reason. There is minimal downtime involved as the needle used is very thin, so often clients will return to work straight away or within one to two hours of dermal fillers.

5.I should try to find the cheapest price

What is most important with dermal filler treatments is not always the product itself but rather the skills and expertise of the person injecting. When it comes to your personal appearance, it is essential to have a skilled practitioner apply the correct techniques and amount of product that are appropriate for your facial structure. At Artisan our cosmetic injectors are experts in understanding what it right for you.  

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about our skin tightening and dermal filler treatments and how they can help you to master the artistry of you 

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