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In the world of aesthetic treatments, dermal fillers have become a popular choice for those seeking to combat the signs of ageing, enhance their features, or simply add a touch of youthful plumpness to their skin. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are a number of myths and misconceptions that surround dermal fillers. Today, we’re here to set the record straight and dispel some of these common myths.

Demystifying Common Myths About Dermal Fillers

Myth 1: Dermal Fillers are Permanent

One of the most common misconceptions about dermal fillers is that they are permanent. In reality, the effects of most dermal fillers are temporary, with results typically lasting between six months to two years. This is because fillers are made of substances that are naturally broken down by the body over time. In fact, the longevity of dermal fillers can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area treated, and the individual’s metabolism.

“Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution, but they offer a temporary way to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.”

Myth 2: Dermal Fillers are Painful

While the thought of injections may make some people wince, the truth is that dermal filler procedures involve minimal discomfort. Most fillers contain a local anaesthetic, and a topical numbing cream can also be applied to the treatment area to further ensure patient comfort. At Canova Medical in Wilmslow, Cheshire, we prioritize patient comfort and safety in all our aesthetic treatments.


Myth 3: Dermal Fillers are only for Women

This is a common misconception that couldn’t be further from the truth. Men, just like women, also experience changes in their skin and facial structure as they age. Dermal fillers can help address these changes, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance. In fact, we’ve seen an increase in men seeking facial rejuvenation treatments at Canova Medical.

“Dermal fillers are for anyone looking to enhance their natural beauty, regardless of gender.”

Myth 4: Dermal Fillers are Unsafe

Safety is a valid concern when it comes to any medical or cosmetic procedure. However, when administered by a trained and experienced professional, dermal fillers are considered safe. It’s important to choose a reputable clinic and practitioner for your treatment. At Canova Medical, we take pride in our commitment to patient safety and satisfaction, always prioritizing the minimising of risks with dermal fillers.

Myth 5: Dermal Fillers give an Unnatural Look

While it’s true that some people have had less than desirable results with dermal fillers, this is often due to inexperienced practitioners or overuse of the product. A skilled practitioner will use dermal fillers to enhance your natural features and maintain a balanced, harmonious look. For instance, our approach to cheek enhancement with dermal fillers focuses on creating results that complement your unique facial structure.

“The goal of dermal fillers is not to change your appearance, but to enhance your natural beauty.”

Myth 6: All Fillers are the Same

Just as every individual is unique, so too are the variety of dermal fillers available. Different fillers are designed to address different concerns and areas of the face. For example, some fillers are better suited for fine lines, while others are designed for deeper wrinkles or volume loss. During your consultation at Canova Medical, we’ll discuss the best options for your specific needs and goals.

In conclusion, while dermal fillers have become increasingly popular, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. We hope this article has helped to dispel some of the common myths surrounding dermal fillers. If you’re considering dermal fillers or any other aesthetic treatment, we invite you to explore our blog for more informative articles or contact us to schedule a consultation.

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