13 Oct Non-Surgical Procedures: Myth Busters
There is a lot of speculation surrounding the world of Botox and dermal fillers, a lot of which is untrue. At VIVA® Skin Clinics, we want to prepare you as much as possible for what to expect from treatment, so we have busted some of the top myths out there to put your mind at rest.
MYTH: I will look worse after my Botox/dermal filler injections wear off
TRUTH: It is a popular myth that your skin will loosen and sag once dermal filler or Botox injections wear off. This is completely untrue; as the product eventually dissolves your skin will go back exactly to how it was before receiving the injections.
MYTH: Botox and fillers are only for women
TRUTH: Cosmetic treatments can be used to treat both men and women alike. Botox can be used to smooth out wrinkled and ageing skin in men resulting in a more youthful appearance. Furthermore, filler is becoming ever more popular in men looking to improve the tear trough, dark under eye circle area. The filler can also be used to sculpt a more chiseled looking jawline, which is very popular with male clients.
MYTH: Cosmetic injections are extremely painful
TRUTH: Cosmetic injections may cause some discomfort, but this is minimal and greatly reduced by using local anesthetic cream to numb the area. As well as this, using a fewer amount of injections to achieve the same result is key to reducing discomfort and swelling or bruising after treatment.
MYTH: I will look unnatural if I use Botox or filler
TRUTH: When used correctly, dermal filler and Botox can be used to enhance natural features and create beautiful results. By going to a highly qualified, experienced doctor, you can ensure that your treatments will only go noticed for the right reasons.
MYTH: Non-invasive treatments aren’t as good as surgery
TRUTH: For many the idea of a non-surgical treatment doesn’t seem like a suitable option, and although it doesn’t offer the long-term solution to cosmetic issues, there is a lot to be said for non-invasive alternatives.
Dermal filler options are much more affordable than expensive surgical procedures, and they also require little to no downtime. Fillers also don’t last forever so you don’t have to stick with your new look if you change your mind. Additionally, dermal fillers are reversible in that they can be dissolved if for some reason you aren’t happy with your results. Overall they are very capable of achieving fantastic, natural results without the commitment of the costly alternative.