Common Misconceptions About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers, one of the most invaluable tools that we have in our toolbox in the race against time, are plagued by misconceptions that deter people from accessing this safe and effective procedure. As we age, our face begins to droop, wrinkle, and deflate, and while this is a natural process, it doesn’t mean that we are helpless to do anything about it. Dermal fillers are a phenomenal solution to help you retain your youthful face as the years march on.

Here are a few things that you might not know about dermal fillers that might help to clear their reputation.

Dermal fillers are made of things that already exist in your skin

They are not made of toxic substances, silicones, or plastics. Most of today’s dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring acid in your skin. A powerful humectant, it retains significant amounts of moisture to keep your skin looking plump and hydrated. Topically, hyaluronic acid is used as an intense moisturizer, but the only way to replace lost volume is by injecting it into the skin.


Others shouldn’t be able to tell you’ve had filler

If you associate dermal fillers with pronounced duck lips, you’re not alone. This is an unfortunate stereotype that has developed as a result of bad cosmetic procedures. If done right, the look after the procedure should be natural, and often the comments will reflect that you look more youthful, refreshed, and well rested. Consider that there are likely many people you see in your day to day that have had fillers and you just haven’t been able to tell.


Dermal fillers are not just for lips

While restoring the fullness in your lips is one way to a youthful, refreshed look, dermal fillers are capable of so much more. They are great to use to contour the face in order to give you back, or accentuate your angles, and to give your face or eyes a lift. With the use of strategically placed volume, fillers minimise wrinkles and folds by lifting the skin peripherally. They are then also used to fill in remaining wrinkles, flattening them out and causing them to appear to disappear. Another way of using fillers is to plump up the divots caused by acne scarring, erasing the bumpy texture of post acne skin.


They have longevity

Everyone is different, but most people that use fillers only need them done once or twice a year to keep up the look. Consider that after only one visit, you get to walk away with around 3-6 months of beautiful looking skin! Hyaluronic acid injections may also stimulate collagen production in your skin, leading to more youthful, plump and refreshed looking skin in the long run.


You can remove your dermal fillers at any time

Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved quickly using an injectable enzyme, meaning if you don’t like them, you don’t have to keep them. They also fade naturally with time so, you can try them a couple times with no obligation to keep them up. And, when they’re gone, they’re gone and leave no trace of ever having been there.

There you have it! If you want to prevent or treat evidence of ageing, acne scarring, or would just like to enhance your already lovely features, dermal fillers are a safe and reliable way to go. Contact us at MD Cosmetics if you have any further questions or are wondering what dermal fillers can do for you.