Worried that dermal fillers are permanent? Five myths about fillers by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

As summer approaches and those outdoor events become more popular, you deserve skin that has a refreshed look.

Of course, you could use a moisturiser, but if you have a few fine lines to soften away, you may find you need something a bit stronger to achieve that youthful appearance you deserve.

In the past, the only viable option for reducing wrinkles was to have a facelift, but this is an option that can be both timely and costly. It is also invasive, and can cause bruising and mild telltale signs, which is not the look many want to achieve from cosmetic procedures!

Luckily, as non-invasive cosmetic options are becoming more popular, there are many ways that you can banish the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles or fine lines, leaving you with smoother skin, than looks fuller and revitalised.

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we can help you to rejuvenate your complexion, using dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire. A straightforward and almost instantaneous option to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, these fillers are perfect for people of all ages and provide long-lasting results. Brilliant!

But, like most things, there are more than a few myths surrounding dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire. Here, our team from The Cosmetic Skin Clinic runs down the top five, so you can see if this procedure is right for you.

Fillers are permanent

While we wish the results of dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire were permanent, they are not.

Depending on which ingredients are used in your fillers, you may find the length of the results can vary. For instance, if you have a collagen filler, they may last for three to four months. If our team chooses to use hyaluronic acid, the most common filler we use, then your results may last up to six months or even upto a year or more depending on the type of filler used.

Fillers are not reversible

All the fillers used at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic are FDA-cleared semi permanent fillers and can be  reversed very easily, using a simple injection to break down the hyaluronic acid, should you desire to reverse the effects.

Fillers are the same as Botox

When you have fillers, as the name suggests, the wrinkles or fine lines are filled. Botox, on the other hand, relaxes the muscles and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Although they are both injectables, they are not the same treatment.

You can sunbathe after having fillers

While it may be tempting to sit out in the sun after having filler injections, it is not advisable.

Most dermal fillers make your skin temporarily more sensitive to UV rays, meaning that you should abstain from any sunbathing for at least two weeks after you have had fillers injected.

You can’t have Botox and fillers at the same time

They are not the same procedure, but these treatments are often performed at the same time as they complement each other perfectly; Botox dramatically extends the life of the fillers, due to the underlying muscle being more relaxed. Perfect!

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