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5 Misconceptions of Botox and Dermal Fillers

botoxBotox is the most popular cosmetic treatment used around the world today, and dermal fillers are not lagging far behind in popularity. While most people have heard something about these treatments, they are often shrouded in mystery and rumor. We are here to pull back the curtain so that everyone can know the truth about these treatments and discover if they may be right for them. Below are the five most common misconceptions that we hear from patients about Botox and dermal fillers as well as the truth.

Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Used for the Same Problems

It is true that both Botox and dermal fillers are used for wrinkles on the skin. However, the type of wrinkles that they work on are far different. Botox is used for fine lines and wrinkles that form when one is making an expression. When the face is at rest, these wrinkles will disappear. On the other hand, dermal fillers are used for deeper lines and wrinkles that are fully formed in the face even when the face is at rest. Fillers literally fill in these lines to make the skin appear youthful and smooth.

 

Botox Produces a “Frozen Face”

While the inability to make certain expressions used to be a complaint among some Botox users, we have perfected the process so that we only have to give the smallest possible dosage for the best results. Our patients will see their wrinkles smooth away in only a few days but will still look quite natural and will be able to smile and frown with ease.

 

Botox and Fillers Cannot Be Used Simultaneously

Actually, these two products can be used at the same time for different purposes as stated above. For many patients, this gives the most impressive results. In fact, when used together, Botox can increase how long dermal fillers last in the skin.

 

Botox and Dermal Filler Treatments are Uncomfortable

Most of our patients are quite comfortable during their treatments. Many patients do not need any anesthetic and report feeling only small pinching sensations with each tiny injection. Those who are concerned about discomfort can have some topical anesthetic to numb the skin.

 

Botox and Dermal Filler Treatments Can Never Be Discontinued

Many patients are concerned that if they stop their Botox and dermal filler treatments, then their skin will look worse than ever. Actually, those who stop their treatments will gradually see their same old lines come back once again but will not see a worsening from when they started treatments.

 

While myths and rumors will most likely continue to swirl around these two popular treatments, we are here to set the record straight. We want each of our patients to feel comfortable when getting Botox or fillers and not to have to worry that something could go wrong. Both of these treatments are incredibly safe and effective when provided by a skilled practitioner, such as one you will find in our office.

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