When it comes to the world of cosmetic enhancements, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths about filler injections. While they are an increasingly popular treatment at medspas nationwide, many people avoid getting fillers based on false ideas. 


Here, we are breaking down the five most common myths and proving there are more benefits than you may have previously thought.


Myth #1: Fillers Are Only For People Who Want to Look Younger


People get facial filler injections primarily to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; it isn’t the only purpose of dermal fillers. Yes, they may help you keep your youthful glow, but there are other less-known benefits for the face, neck, and hands. They include:


  • Minimize the appearance of scars (acne, injury, surgical, etc.)
  • Provide volume to sunken areas
  • It helps to treat dark eye circles
  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Improves the skin’s moisture retention
  • Corrects uneven features for more facial symmetry


As you can see, not everyone receives dermal fillers only for anti-aging effects. They help treat other conditions that can affect a person’s self-esteem and quality of life.


Myth #2: Fillers Are Painful to Get and Cause a Lot of Swelling


It is perfectly understandable to be nervous about having injections in the facial area. Unfortunately, for people with a needle phobia, it is even worse.


However, your provider uses fine-tip needles, different from those used for medical procedures. As a result, dermal filler injections feel more like a slight skin prick. Plus, they can provide topical numbing cream to help alleviate any discomfort. 


Myth#3: There Will be a Lot of Bruising or Down Time


It is normal to experience some bruising from a filler injection, as slight injuries to the small vessels may leak blood into the surrounding tissue. However, this should be minimal, and there are ways to avoid bruising. 


  1. Avoid alcohol before and after the treatment for 24 hours
  2. Avoid blood thinning medication or supplements two weeks before (only under the advice of your doctor)
  3. Apply cold compresses to the treatment area during and after treatment
  4. Avoid exercise for two days post-treatment


Following these recommendations will allow your body to recover and minimize any swelling or bruising. So, there is little downtime from dermal fillers. Some people immediately return to normal activities, while others require one or two days. 


Myth #4: Fillers Only Last For a Few Months


One of the common myths about fillers is that they don’t last long. In reality, they aren’t permanent like cosmetic surgery. Instead, dermal fillers utilize hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, which will eventually break down and become reabsorbed. Yet, they still have lasting results with many sustaining benefits for up to two years before needing touch-ups. 


However, there are a few things that can create variables in longevity, such as:


  • How much product the provider uses
  • The treatment area
  • Your body’s rate of metabolism


Myth #5: You Have to Wait a Long Time Before You Can See the Results of Fillers


In reality, you will immediately see a difference in volume after treatment. Where people get it wrong is that it will take around six weeks to see full filler integration and collagen production. After that point, no further changes should occur until the dermal filler wears off.


Enhance Your Natural Beauty With Fillers


Now that you have a better understanding of how filler injections work, you can confidently enhance your features and reap all their benefits. The fully trained and certified professionals at Prime Medspa PDX in Portland, OR., have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process and accomplish all your aesthetic goals.


Reap the rewards of fillers today! Schedule your appointment online or by calling 971-777-0303 now!

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