The battle against aging can seem like a never-ending ordeal. If you notice fine lines and wrinkles on your face, it may be time to take action. Many men and women see a loss in volume and the formation of fine lines and those dreaded, unyielding wrinkles. This is where injectable fillers step in to transform your facial skin by replacing soft-tissue volume loss, enhancing lips, and reducing scar depressions to create a youthful-looking fullness and glow. Thanks to advancements in medical technology, patients have real options to turn back the hands of time.
There is a lot of information out there regarding these transformative treatments, and it can be difficult to separate truth from fiction. For men and women in the Flowood, MS, and Jackson, MS, areas, dermal fillers can temporarily erase years from your face.
The Face & Body Center of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates offers patients in the Jackson, MS, area a variety of options when it comes to nonsurgical ways to look younger. Our office features eight board-certified plastic surgeons who are leading experts in procedures involving facial rejuvenation, and they have helped numerous patients look years younger. Our surgeons and their highly skilled team are here to explain some of the most common myths regarding dermal fillers.
Myth: BOTOX® and fillers are the same
Not true. BOTOX is a powerful weapon in the field of anti-aging that blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract or tighten as forcefully, which causes wrinkles to relax. Dermal fillers work differently. Injectable fillers both plump and volumize the soft tissue in the face that tends to look hollow or flattened with age. Fillers are most commonly used around the temples, under-eye circles, ear lobes, cheekbones, lips and lip lines, corners of the mouth, and the cheek and jowl areas.
Myth: Your results will look fake
Not true. Every patient's facial anatomy is uniquely different, but often these unnatural looking outcomes are the result of improper training and a lack of relevant experience. It’s crucial to choose a team of specialists like the plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center who have the knowledge and skill-set needed when it comes to injectable dermal fillers. When done correctly, your results will be attractive and natural-looking for many months to come.
Myth: Dermal fillers are painful
Not true. Men and women who opt for dermal fillers may experience mild discomfort during treatment. However, any pain felt is minimal when compared to more invasive facial rejuvenation techniques such as a facelift. Also, fillers that are used at The Face & Body Center, such as Juvéderm®, include lidocaine, which is a numbing agent that can reduce discomfort during the time of injection. Many patients experience very little pain, and the results, which can last up to a year, are worth it.
Myth: Bruising and swelling are inevitable
Not true. While some patients may have these symptoms, they will subside in about 7 – 10 days. Any bruising or swelling that does occur can easily be treated with cold compresses applied to the treated areas. For those who do experience bruising or swelling, makeup can easily conceal the effects.
Myth: If I hate the results, I have to live with them
Not true. The professionals at The Face & Body Center partner with you to best fulfill your aesthetic goals. However, if you are not happy with your dermal filler results, the process can be reversed. Most fillers, including Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Volbella®, and Restylane®, are made from hyaluronic acid, which can be modified by using hyaluronidase. This enzyme breaks up the acid in the treated areas, returning your appearance to its pre-filler state.
Myth: It’s hard to maintain the results
Not true. Your dermal fillers are only temporary, but many see the results last from 6 – 12 months, depending on the filler used and the treatment area. During your appointment at The Face & Body Center, they will discuss the right time for your next touch-up so you can continue to enjoy your youthful-looking appearance.
Myth: Fillers can be used anywhere
Not true. Not all fillers are the same, and their placement is customized for specific areas. For instance, Juvéderm® is known to attract water and create more volume, so it is not always the best choice to use around the eyes, where skin tends to be thinner. Enlisting the help of the experienced plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center will ensure you are getting the right dermal fillers for your problem areas.
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While there are many common myths about dermal fillers, one thing is true — wrinkles, sagging jowls, laugh lines, and fine lines are signs of aging everyone will have to face as they grow older. To combat these concerns, dermal fillers are a fast and effective way to look and feel refreshed. Together with their skilled team, the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Face & Body Center provide their patients with natural-looking, stunning results when it comes to dermal fillers. If you feel like it is time to take years off your appearance, we encourage you to contact The Face & Body Center in the Flowood, MS, and Jackson, MS, areas and schedule your consultation today.