4 of the Most Common Myths About Dermal Fillers in Toronto

Over time, as a result of the natural aging process, our skin begins to sag, crease, and wrinkle.

Although these changes are inevitable,they are often unwelcome, particularly given the value that our society places on maintaining a youthful appearance. This leads many men and women to search for a safe and effective solution to aging skin. A dermal filler is a medical treatment designed to rejuvenate the face by restoring volume, enhancing contours, and correcting wrinkles. As a result, this minimally invasive, non-surgical solution has quickly gained popularity among patients hoping to restore their appearance and confidence without going under the knife. While more and more individuals are expressing an interest in this procedure, there continue to be a number of misconceptions. The 4 most common myths about dermal fillers in Toronto are debunked below.

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Myth #1: Dermal Fillers and Botox Are the Same

Since both Toronto dermal fillers and Botox work to turn back the hands of time by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, many people assume that the two products are the same. In reality, they are very different. While Botox prevents muscle activity in the treatment area, thereby relaxing fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers add volume to the face to plump the skin and improve facial contours. While both treatment options have a number of benefits, many patients prefer dermal fillers because there are many options to chose from, which makes them an incredibly versatile product.

Myth #2: Dermal Fillers Restrict Facial Movement

Because people often mistake dermal fillers for Botox, there is a myth that this procedure will result in “face freeze,” as Botox paralyzes the facial muscles. However, dermal fillers do not restrict facial movement in any way, which means that patients can continue to make the same facial expressions. Beautiful, natural-looking results can be achieved, provided that you entrust a skilled and experienced Toronto plastic surgeon.

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Myth #3: They Are Used Only to Treat Wrinkles

Although Toronto dermal fillers are often requested by patients hoping to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, they have a number of other uses. In fact, they can be used to address several cosmetic concerns such as sunken cheeks or a weak jawline. At the moment, one of the most popular uses of dermal filler is lip plumping.

Myth #4: Dermal Fillers Do Not Last Long

Many people mistakenly believe that the results do not last long and are therefore not worth the expense. However, while some fillers last only a few months, many are very long-lasting. In fact, hyaluronic acid fillers typically last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, and some fillers can last upwards of 2 or even 5 years. As a result, dermal fillers in Toronto are an excellent investment in your appearance. To learn more and to determine whether dermal fillers are right for you, we invite you to contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torgerson, a leading Toronto plastic surgeon.

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