The Top 3 Myths & Misconceptions About Dermal Fillers

Tired of looking older than you are? Want to restore some youthfulness to your face but don’t want to undergo the expense or surgical downtime required for a facelift? Consider a liquid facelift – dermal fillers in Fort Collins at Allura Skin, Laser, & Wellness Clinic! However, before you decide on injectables, there’s certain things you should know. With so many new dermal fillers coming on the market every day, there is a lot of confusion and myths. So let’s bust ‘em, shall we?

  1. Botox is a dermal filler, right? Nope!  Simply put, fillers fill and Botox relaxes. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are actually products that contain a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. When injected into facial muscles they can relax wrinkles that form when making certain negative facial expressions like furrowed brows, forehead lines and crows feet. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, actually “fill” offending wrinkles and folds, adding volume to areas that have lost it, and often times stimulating collagen too.
  2. Aren’t fillers excruciatingly and mind-numbingly painful? Dermal fillers are typically combined with lidocaine which helps alleviate the pain associated with needle injections. In some cases your doctor will decide to use a local anesthetic, but typically patients associate the pain of dermal fillers with 2.5 on the 1 to 10 pain scale.
  3. Will everyone know that I’ve had dermal fillers? The answer is two-fold. Choosing to verbalize your decision to have dermal fillers (or any cosmetic procedure, for that matter) is a personal choice. However, the fear that you will look so dramatically different after this non-invasive procedure is likely just that: fear.
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