As you get older, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines will occur on your body, and the effects of time spent under direct sunlight will become more prominent. These imperfections can make you appear older and less attractive. Dr. Ali Vafa and his team offer you an opportunity to enjoy youthfulness for a while longer by providing dermal fillers.

They are painful

Many people assume that filler injections are painful, which can discourage you from undergoing the treatment. However, patients who have undergone the procedure report that the treatment is relatively comfortable and the pain is akin to receiving a flu shot. This is because the VafaMD team uses very fine needles, minimizing trauma to your skin. Additionally, the fillers contain numbing agents, which minimize your discomfort further.

They are for older adults only

Dermal fillers are popular as a treatment for signs of aging. This has made many believe that the treatment is only for older adults. However, the treatment can address other skin imperfections like acne and scars. It can also add volume to your lips and cheeks, making them appear fuller and plumper. Additionally, you can use it to slow down your aging process, allowing you to enjoy your youthfulness for a while longer.

Fillers are irreversible

Although specific fillers can last for long, they are not irreversible. Their durability depends on the type of filler, the treatment area, and your body’s metabolism. If you wish to reverse your fillers, your doctor may recommend hyaluronidase, which breaks down the hyaluronic acid in your fillers. You can also use heat or massage to reverse the effects or wait for your body to metabolize the hyaluronic acid in your filler. Don’t let the misconception that fillers are irreversible hinder you from unlocking your inner beauty and improving your skin appearance.

They will make you look fake

Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body naturally produces that maintains your skin’s plumpness and hydration. When offered by a board-certified dermatologist, this treatment can improve the natural contours of your face and plump your cheeks and lips, making you appear several years younger without making you look fake.

The filler will stretch out the skin

Some people believe dermal fillers can stretch your skin, making it appear loose and saggy over time. However, this is a myth. Rather than stretching out your skin, the treatment plumps the treatment areas, filling the fine lines and wrinkles and making them appear less prominent. However, overusing fillers can lead to unnatural results, which may eventually result in a distorted look.

All dermal fillers are the same

While all dermal fillers have the same skin to enhance your skin aesthetics, each is unique. There are several forms of fillers, each with unique benefits and side effects. For instance, collagen fillers are derived from human or cow tissue, while hyaluronic acid fillers are made from hyaluronic acid occurring naturally in your body.

For more information about dermal fillers, call the VafaMD office or book an appointment online.

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