5 Common Myths and Legends About Dermal Fillers


Because there is so much information available about dermal fillers, it can be difficult to tell what is true and what is not. In this article, we debunk six of the most common misconceptions about this treatment.


Isn't Botox just a filler?

Wrong! Botox is a neuromodulator which works by weakening the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers are tissue volumisers that are typically used to fill wrinkles or hollow parts of the face and provide support and definition of the facial features.


The temples, under-eye circles, cheeks, lips,  corners of the mouth, marionette lines, jowls, sagging jawline are all areas that can be treated with dermal fillers. 


Fillers have a 'fake' appearance

When dermal fillers are done correctly, no! Our patients receive beautiful, natural-looking results at Aesthetics By Silvie. Although some people may notice that you appear to be revitalized, they are unlikely to know why.


It's important to remember that, as with any type of cosmetic procedure, you should seek treatment from an experienced injectables provider with extensive knowledge and experience. The medical staff at Aesthetics By Silvie performs filler injections all day, every day. 


There will be experiencing pain and a period of rest.

False! There is usually only minor bruising and swelling, so you can get back to your regular routine right away after the dermal fillers process. Cool compresses, Arnica, and elevating the head of the bed can help reduce the bruising and swelling that can occur after filler injections, especially around the eyes and mouth.

Bruising and/or swelling can usually be concealed with make-up and is barely noticeable. Timeless offers laser treatment follow-up for patients who have more than minor bruising. This helps to dissipate the bruise.


Bringing fillers is a painful experience.

False! Cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers can cause slight pain; however, a few fillers, such as JuvĂ©derm, contain bupivacaine (a numbing agent), which can significantly reduce any pain felt during the injection. Aesthetics By Silvie uses specialized technologies to achieve your comfort before, during, and after your diagnosis. On a scale of 1–10, many clients rate their pain as a 2–3.


I'll have to do it on a regular basis.

Not at all! Whereas the fillers do break down over time due to body enzymatic, the dermal fillers injections can last from 6 -18 months, depending on the type of filler used and where it is placed.

The staff at Aesthetics By Silvie believes it is crucial that our clients have all of the facts and are properly educated when it comes to injectables. We take pride in being among the top 1% of the injection systems, and we enjoy seeing happy patients on a daily basis.