Debunking 7 Myths About Fillers

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Our expert Aesthetic Injectors weigh in on some common myths about dermal fillers.

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You may have many questions when considering whether or not to invest in dermal fillers like Juvéderm®, which can help add volume to the lips, cheeks, and mid-face area. So, we asked Red Mountain Weight Loss’ expert Aesthetic Injectors to weigh in.

Get the Fill on Juvéderm

Juvéderm formula consists of a smooth, clear gel derived from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It is a substance found in the body that occurs naturally and works alongside collagen and elastin to keep the skin plump and hydrated. Each product in the Juvéderm Collection of Filler features is tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths of the face.

  • Juvéderm Voluma XC adds volume, contour, and lift to your cheeks.
  • Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Vollure XC address the loss of skin elasticity and fill out wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
  • Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC diminish moderate to severe facial folds and add volume to the lips.
  • Juvéderm Volux XC defines and shapes your chin and jawline.

Before a Juvéderm treatment, you will meet with your Aesthetic Injector to review your medical history and provide a facial analysis and treatment plan. The treatment itself is non-surgical and minimally invasive. It can be performed in less than 1 hour, and the results are immediate. Keep in mind you will likely experience some swelling and bruising that usually subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. Other common side effects include redness, tenderness, lumps or bumps, and itching.

Recovery time is minimal. However, for the first 24 hours after your treatment, you should avoid:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any strenuous exercise
  • Exposure to extensive sun and heat
  • Extreme cold temps
  • Pressure or direct manipulation of the area

Myth #1: Dermal Fillers Will Make Me Look Like a Different Person, Overdone & Fake

Our Licensed Aesthetic Injectors provide education and devise a treatment plan that can add volume and smooth the appearance of deep folds to create a more youthful appearance in a natural-looking way. No one should ever know you have filler. You should look like yourself, only rested and refreshed.

Myth #2: Getting Filler Is a Painful Process

Most people say that filler feels like a quick pinch, and the treatment is tolerable! We can apply a topical numbing cream to help numb the area before treatment. The Juvéderm Collection of Fillers also contains pain-reducing lidocaine, which doubles down on reducing discomfort.

Myth #3: It Doesn’t Work/I Can’t Tell the Difference

While the results can be subtle, there are real results! If you are on a tight budget, focusing on just one treatment area is better to see maximum benefit and improvement.

Myth #4: There Will Be a Lot of Bruising or Down Time

Bruising and swelling are always a possibility with filler injections. Bruising is typically minimal and can be concealed with makeup. Swelling is improved with ice and lasts only 48-72 hours. As a precaution, we recommend you avoid treatment two weeks before a vacation, travel, or a major event.

Myth #5: Fillers Can Replace a Surgical Facelift

While fillers add volume and can give the appearance of “looking lifted,” they are not a replacement for surgery. Facelift surgery tightens the deeper tissues while removing excess and sagging skin.

Myth #6: Fillers Can Be Placed Anywhere Because They Are All the Same

Not all fillers are the same! The Juvéderm Collection of Fillers is all designed to be placed in certain areas of the face. For example, Juvéderm Voluma and Vollure are indicated for mid-face volume because the product is more robust and can support a subtle lift with volume. In contrast, Juvéderm Ultra Plus and Volbella are softer products best suited to add volume to the lips.

Myth #7: I Will Look Worse if I Stop Fillers

A common misconception is once you start filler injections, you can never stop for fear of leaving you with stretched-out, sagging skin. Fillers do not stretch out the skin! If you decide to stop receiving treatments, the filler will eventually dissolve, and you will return to your previous appearance. Filler is not a life-long commitment.

Take your confidence to the next level. Book a FREE consultation to see if dermal fillers are right for your aesthetic goals.

Sasha Gordon

 

Originally from the Midwest, Sasha worked as an RN-BC in a hospital for seven years before she joined Red Mountain as an Aesthetic RN Injector in 2019. Sasha combines her medical background and artistic eye to help her patients look and feel their very best each and every day. Sasha has advanced training in Facial Fillers and Aesthetic Lasers and enjoys creating individualized treatment plans to help patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.

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Sasha Gordon

 

Originally from the Midwest, Sasha worked as an RN-BC in a hospital for seven years before she joined Red Mountain as an Aesthetic RN Injector in 2019. Sasha combines her medical background and artistic eye to help her patients look and feel their very best each and every day. Sasha has advanced training in Facial Fillers and Aesthetic Lasers and enjoys creating individualized treatment plans to help patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.

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