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Common Myths About Injectable Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become widely popular in recent years, but there is still some confusion and misunderstanding surrounding them.

At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, we strive to educate our clients and clear up any myths or false teachings about treatments such as dermal fillers.

If you want to smooth out under-eye hollows, smile lines, or add some contour to your lips, dermal fillers may be the ideal option.

Here are some common myths about Dermal Fillers.

All Dermal Fillers are the Same

One of the most common myths surrounding dermal fillers is that they are all identical. That is not the case! Different fillers have various effects on your facial muscles.

We use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers (Juvederm and Restylane) because they are dissolvable, meaning if you don’t love the effect, you’re not living with it forever. A simple procedure involving hyaluronidase enzyme can remove the filler, often in a single sitting. But that’s almost never needed!

We only use what we trust. Other types of dermal fillers affect your body by altering the collagen production or are permanently placed in the skin meaning they can’t come out if anything goes awry.

We use Juvederm and Restylane because they allow our skilled Nurses to create natural-looking results. No duck lips at our clinic!

Dermal Fillers Will Make me Look Like a Different Person

The great thing about dermal fillers is their ability to keep your beautiful, natural look. A common myth is that they will make you look like a different person when in reality, they are used to highlight your features. The key is in finding a clinic that is happy to work in moderation, which is your specialty.

Our team of specially trained Nurses at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics provides you with service that will leave you looking like an enhanced version of yourself. You’ll have the same beautiful face, but we’ll enhance your features to help you look and feel even better.

If you are still unsure about the effect fillers may have on your appearance, check out our fillers before and after pictures. These clients used our dermal fillers to gain confidence and keep their skin looking young and healthy.

Dermal Fillers and Botox are the Same

A misconception that often discourages people from dermal fillers is that it’s the same treatment as Botox. They are completely different procedures.

The truth about Botox vs. fillers is that Botox is a medication injected to relax muscles, preventing them from forming or showing wrinkles, while fillers add gentle volume to specific areas, smoothing out under-eye hollows, smile lines, and gently plumping lips.

If you’re weighing the options of Botox vs. fillers, just book a consult with our staff.. If you want an area such as your lips to be full and plump, you should consider dermal fillers. If your desired outcome is to hide the wrinkles in your forehead and prevent new ones from forming, Botox is your best option.

Getting Filler can be a Painful Process

Unfortunately, some clinics around the world don’t have trained professionals working for them. These bad experiences can give the whole industry a bad name.

Dermal fillers can have some discomfort, but not all fillers are created equal. We only use dermal fillers that contain lidocaine, local freezing for comfort, and use a topical numbing cream to make the experience more comfortable.

Filler Will Stretch Out the Skin

Another myth surrounding fillers is that they stretch out your skin. Our trained professionals have years of experience with correctly administering dermal fillers in a way that won’t leave your skin stretched out. If you stop using the dermal filler, then your skin goes back to normal. If it's not for you, you just stop having the treatments.

Schedule an Appointment

Most people wait a year or more to call us! Don’t wait another day to see how the team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics can help you look and feel your best. Connect with us online or text us at (226) 887-1208. We’re happy to answer your questions and make you look like an improved version of yourself.

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