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#LongwillLessons: 10 Myths About Fillers & Non-Surgical Procedures

Plumped lips, facelifts, and sculpting—cosmetic procedures are large and in charge. Believe it or not, facial fillers were invented in the late 1800s by an Austrian surgeon. With plenty of trial and error, thousands of medical professional (and some not-so-professional) practitioners have changed the beauty industry forever by developing fillers to what they are today. What was once only achievable through permanent surgery can now be achieved through non-surgical procedures and temporary injections. However, there’s so much misinformation spreading around concerning this topic that it’s high time for people to block out all the myths and become aware of all the truths.

It doesn’t matter where you get it.

This one is highly dangerous but way too common not to put at the top of our list. We’re positive you’ve seen a beauty salon out there or two that offer non-surgical fillers or Botox at a significantly lower price than you would get at a doctor’s office. This may seem like a good deal, but in reality, the discount is usually the result of the filler being low quality.

If you’re not getting the procedure from an actual physician, it’s highly likely the filler is diluted or made of a completely different substance entirely. If it’s out of your budget to get it done right, then don’t get it done at all. Trust us; it’s safer this way. Our cosmetic professionals are licensed and trained, such as the knowledgeable Dr. Longwill. They know what they’re doing and genuinely want to do what’s best for your skin.

Non-surgical gives the same result as surgical.

This one is just plain false. By the names alone, the procedures are entirely different, as well as the recovery time and risks of each procedure. The main difference between the two is that while non-surgical is temporary, surgical is permanent.

Woman having corrective aesthetic procedure

Beautiful young woman having aesthetic treatment in medical office, Corrective medicine concept

Anyone can get anything they want done.

There is absolutely no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” for any procedure. You can’t just go in and get whatever you want, you should follow the advice of a trusted, reputable physician who knows what’s best for your skin and your body. Consultations are necessary before you decide on the procedure you want so that your doctor can assess your body and determine if the procedure you want is indeed the one you should get.

Just pick the cheapest FDA-approved filler.

Inexpensive does not necessarily mean better. Your doctor will probably recommend different brands of non-surgical fillers for different areas of your face depending on what result you’re looking for and how long you want results to last.

Permanent is always better.

Temporary non-surgical fillers give you the freedom to try a procedure out without being bound to it forever. If you’re indecisive or unsure, then it’s best to have the option of removing it if you don’t like the results.

Dark circles can completely go away with just eye cream.

You indeed might need a procedure for this one. While eye cream can reduce the darkness around your eyes, it is unlikely that they’ll completely go away with just a topical treatment. Because many different factors can cause dark circles, it’s best to consult with your dermatologist what the best solution for you is.

No more natural aging.

With the technology we have today, doctors can reverse the signs of aging while still maintaining the natural functions of the body.

Filler injection for female forehead face. Plastic aesthetic facial surgery in beauty clinic. Beauty woman giving injections. Doctor in medical gloves and mask with syringe

The new thing will always be the best thing.

Just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s best for you. In addition, doctors have even more experience with non-surgical fillers that have been on the market for longer, so if they recommend those and not the “latest and greatest,” it’s probably best for your face.

Topical fillers work just as well as injectable ones.

Although the two are made out of the same ingredients, they do not have the same results because they are applied entirely differently. There’s only so much topical products can do because they are not going directly into the skin like injectable fillers are.

Fillers can be a cure for many ailments

There’s a rumor out there that Botox and other fillers can “cure” migraines, acne, and hair loss. While there is some truth to this, there is not enough evidence on these claims to make them entirely accurate. It is with good reason that these cosmetic procedures are not usually marketed as a miracle worker for these ailments.

Non-Surgical Fillers at Miami Center For Dermatology.

At the Miami Center for Dermatology, we have a wide selection of non-surgical fillers for you to choose from. Be sure to come in for a consultation so we can help you decide what products and procedures are best for your individual needs!




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