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3 Myths About Filler, Debunked

Let’s face it: fillers tend to get a bad rap. When most people think about fillers they picture overly swollen lips and unnaturally sharp cheekbones — not exactly the subtle, stunning results most of us are after.

The problem is that these concerns are perpetuated by the fact that bad filler is easy to spot. Good filler, on the other hand, is impossible to identify. Since patients who have good filler don’t typically advertise, most people associate only the worst cases with this treatment. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to set the record straight.

Myth #1: Filler looks unnatural

The reality is that filler isn’t a one-size-fits-all. In the hands of a skilled physician who understands the intricacies of injectables, and selects both the appropriate amount and the optimal formulation for that patient, the results are beautiful and understated.

Myth #2: Filler is only used to augment or increase size

In fact, filler is very nuanced and can be used to address facial disproportion and address anatomical imbalances. The application of filler is a careful blend of science, anatomical mastery and art — so you can imagine how results would suffer in the wrong hands.

Myth #3: When it comes to filler, less is always more

In order to achieve conservative results, less is more in terms of the ideal volume of filler to inject. But when it comes to treatment area, more can actually be more. Treating only one area can cause that region to look slightly disproportionate or more vital and full than the rest of the face in contrast. As a result, we often recommend that patients receive conservative filler injections in more areas of the face, to enhance overall balance.

Does the thought of filler still concern you? Or are you ready to jump right in? Either way, our team of doctors would love to meet with you— book your consultation today.

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