Dermal fillers are an effective and popular facial procedure option, used by a range of people around the globe. Dermal fillers can help to reshape your face, adding volume and structure, while also helping you to maintain a youthful appearance. But, there are also a range of myths and misconceptions circulating regarding dermal fillers. And sorting the fact from the fiction can be a challenge. But, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston, we are the professionals you can rely on. And this is our guide exploring the common misconceptions about dermal fillers.
One of the few facial treatment options opted for by celebrities, the super rich, and ordinary folk alike, it’s clear that dermal fillers offer something unique and effective. But this also means that there’s a world of misinformation surrounding dermal fillers, and the outcomes of dermal filler procedures. So, what are these misconceptions? Well, they include:
Dermal fillers are made out of toxins/plastics/silicon
This is a common misconception that just is not true. Current dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is just a naturally occurring acid in your skin. This acid holds on to a significant amount of moisture, so it also hydrates your skin, as well as adding volume.
Dermal fillers lead to duck lips
Unfortunately, bad press sticks. And while duck lips or trout pouts might have been all the rage in earlier years, we can confirm that any registered, qualified professional, would not make your lips look like this! Instead, when administering lip filler, we strive to create a symmetrical appearance in line with the rest of your facial features.
Dermal fillers are just for lips
Speaking of lips, another misconception is that dermal fillers are just injections for your lips. This is not the case. Unfortunately this myth probably stemmed from the rise of the duck lip, a number of years ago. But dermal fillers can be used to target a range of facial areas, including the chin, the jawline and the cheeks.
Dermal fillers are for young people
This is another myth about dermal fillers, that again is just not true. Dermal fillers are a fantastic option for people of a range of ages, and from all walks of life. Dermal fillers can help to smooth out wrinkles, and make you look younger, so don’t be swayed into thinking that it’s not for you, or that you’re too old.
Dermal fillers are just for women
Another misconception, that is definitely not true, is that dermal fillers are just for women. In fact, more men than ever before, of a range of ages and backgrounds, are opting for dermal fillers. Jawline and chin enhancements are popular options, as are cheek fillers too.
Dermal fillers change your face permanently
Lots of people have the idea that if they don’t like their fillers, they will be stuck with them forever. But that’s not the case! Generally, dermal fillers last for between 3 and 6 months, before disappearing completely. But if you can’t wait that long, there is also an enzyme that will dissolve the filler in an instant.