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Myths and Facts About Fillers

Myths and Facts About Fillers

Don’t you wish your skin would always be as beautiful as when you were in your teens or 20s? Even with the best skincare regimen, your skin begins to show its age over time — especially when it comes to your face. However, facelifts are costly and invasive, but how else do you stay looking your best? The answer is injectable fillers.

Our team at IVY Infusions are experts at keeping your skin and face looking their absolute best, without invasive surgery. Sasha Beatty is our family nurse practitioner who offers injectable fillers to help you achieve the beautiful results you’ve been seeking.

Injectable fillers — what are they?

Injectable fillers are a type of cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of your skin on your face. They’re injected into areas that have wrinkles or other signs of aging to help fill in that area. This provides a smoother, fuller look to your face.

Although fillers are mostly used for wrinkles, they have other uses to improve your appearance as well. They’re used to correct visible smile lines. However, fillers may also be used to give more volume to your cheeks or your lips.

There are several different types of fillers on the market, each of which last for a certain period of time. The FDA has approved several forms of dermal fillers, which include:

Many of these options last anywhere from four months up to two years. However, the polymethylmethacrylate beads are considered a permanent type of filler. 

With so many options out there to approve your overall appearance, it’s important that you know everything you need to, especially the facts, about injectable fillers.

Myths vs facts — what you should know

Much like any other procedure, it’s important that you understand exactly what injectable fillers are before you go in and have it done. With so much information on the internet, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish what’s true and what’s not when it comes to cosmetic skincare.

Having a good understanding of the facts helps you not only choose the right option for you, but also helps you avoid any problems that could arise without the proper knowledge. Here are a few common myths about injectable fillers:

Myth: Anyone can give you a filler injection

The fact is, putting anything into your body is something with which you need to be careful. You should only get fillers injected by a medical professional, like Sasha. It’s also important to make sure that the injectable that you’re getting is approved by the FDA.

Myth: You’ll experience a lot of side effects

Like any procedure, injectable fillers do come with certain risks; but these risks are rare if you get it done by a medical provider. Some mild side effects that could occur include bruising or swelling at the injection site.

Myth: Injectable fillers are really painful

This simply isn’t true. For most cosmetic injections, Sasha numbs the area before the injection. You may feel a little pinch, but it’s only momentary and should go away quickly.

Myth: It takes forever to see results

Unlike other procedures, you can see the effects of injectable fillers almost immediately. The injections are pretty quick, and you should be able to go home in under an hour with obvious results.

Myth: The more fillers you get, the better you’ll look

In the case of fillers, less is most definitely more. Too many fillers can lead to over exaggerated results that you definitely don’t want. Sasha can help you decide how much filler is the appropriate amount for you. 

If you want to learn more about how fillers can help you, call our office in Greenwich, Connecticut at 203-397-6865, or book an appointment online today.

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