Dermal Filler myths
Time for some straight talk on filler. I get questions from clients daily and most have the same concerns and fears. Do these top 5 resonate with you?
1. It's too expensive. There are many dermal fillers available now and the more on the market, the better for you. My favorite is FDA approved new comer is Versa made by Prollenium. It is super smooth, moves dynamically, causes little swelling, and is significantly less expensive than my other fillers. I love this affordable, elegant hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
2. It is too painful. There are many options for controlling and reducing pain. Skinwise Rx offers topical anesthetics, regional nerve blocks, and nitrous oxide for pain management if anxiety or fear are obstacles. Look for an injector that cares about your pain, not one that flippantly says, "Injections ARE painful." I care, am gentle, and take extra time for your comfort.
3. I'll have to miss work. Redness and bruising can happen. I reduce the occurrence of these by using a Cannula, a vein viewer that allows me to see areas that should be avoided. Additionally, I always use the smallest needles possible to reduce downtime. Make up can be worn the next day. Most clients go directly back to work the same day or are injected on a Friday so that they can recover over a weekend. There will be soft swelling that mostly relieves (approximately 80%) in 3 days. Many actually enjoy the swelling and miss it when it is gone.
4. I'll look too fake. Choose an injector that embraces your aesthetic. Check their before and after pictures on their Instagram. Does anyone look too augmented? Too feline? Does the injector not appear how you would like to present yourself? If so, use caution. Talk about the photos you like and the ones you don't. Be specific and realistic. You cannot become too augmented with fewer than 5 syringes.
5. It's unsafe. This is a good reason to get injected by an educated, experienced, ethical and licensed injector. Look for cleanliness. Don't use an injector that will split an opened syringe with a friend. It's illegal, unsafe, unethical, and made for single use. Licensure and education help to narrow the field. This does not guarantee a good injector, but decreases the number you consider. It denotes your injector did additional effort on your behalf. Did they mail away for a certificate or go to school specifically to learn the art? Did they pay additional money to register nationally and statewide? Are they being governed by any bodies to serve ethically? If you have many previous facial surgeries, anaphylactic allergies, or extreme fear; choose to be injected by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Use care and research your injector.