A common misconception about injection services, is the belief that one will look unnatural. However, filler is incredibly conservative and is intended for consistent refinements rather than drastic changes. This can also be said for anti-wrinkle treatments like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

Misconception number one: “I don’t want to look crazy.”
Dermal fillers are synthetic hyaluronic acid which is naturally produced by the body and can be safely metabolized. Filler syringes also come in modest amounts. A typical syringe (1ml of filler) measures to just a quarter of a teaspoon. The filler amount is not significant enough to alter one’s appearance beyond recognition, instead it accomplishes a natural looking enhancement. Anti-wrinkle injections are also subtle in their results, and are ideal for preventive anti-aging measures and compliment dermal filler results. The common protest to receiving anti-wrinkle injections is, “I don’t want to look frozen.” Again, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin aren’t intended to prevent usage of your face, it is applied strategically to prevent excessive muscle movement that leads to premature wrinkles.

Misconception number two: “I’ve seen people look overdone in photos I’ve seen online.”
Often times, worst case scenarios are featured on the internet and they aren’t always the result of dermal fillers. Sometimes these botched images are the result of surgical cosmetic procedures. However, when cosmetic enhancements begin to look unnatural, it is typically the result of too much filler applied in a short time span or the result of anti-wrinkle injections incorrectly places. This is often a result from clients who are trying to alter their appearance for a dramatic look. However, filler’s intended use is for subtle enhancements to maintain in increments over time. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections don’t have to be unapproachable. By understanding their intended use is important for client’s and their expectations of these treatments.

Misconception number three: Cosmetic Enhancements Are Expensive
Neglect is more expensive than incremental enhancements. Let that sink in. When you wait too long to receive cosmetic treatments, you’ll need a larger amount in one sitting than you would have needed by taking preventive measures. Waiting until static lines have deeply embedded themselves into the forehead is not when you start receiving anti-wrinkle injections, at that point it is often too late and surgical alternatives may need to be considered. The goal is to age gracefully and enhance one’s natural beauty consistently over time.

While these may not be all of the common misconceptions about injections, you can ask your questions to our dedicated team about your concerns by scheduling a consultation today!