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Heard that dermal fillers are the same as Botox? 5 common myths about fillers debunked

When you are looking for a solution to reverse the appearance of wrinkles, it is best to listen to the professionals.

While the internet is an invaluable resource in modern society, it is also a place where you are likely to discover the worst outcome in almost every medical scenario, alongside myths that can prevent you from seeking help when you need it. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are not immune to this and can leave patients who want to reduce their wrinkles feeling worried about the consequences of fairly simple procedures.

Luckily, at Stangrove Court Dental Practice, we can help. Whether you are interested in undertaking Botox injections or having dermal fillers Kent, we can offer you advice on which will be more suited to your requirements. We will take the utmost care when performing the procedure, allowing you to relax and enjoy a bit of pampering. Perfect!

But what are some of the more persistent myths that surround dermal fillers Kent? Read on to find out!

They are permanent

While many patients wish that dermal fillers Kent provided permanent results, this is however not the case.

Depending on a myriad of factors, including your age at the time of the injections, the amount of filler used and the area where they were injected, you can expect an average lifespan of about 6-9 months.

They are irreversible

If you decide you dislike how your face looks following the injection of fillers, we can reverse them.

Depending on the key ingredient in your fillers, we will simply apply a formula designed to break this down at an accelerated rate. Simple!

They are the same as Botox

Hyaluronic fillers are not the same as Botox injections.

Hyaluronic fillers add volume to the areas where there are wrinkles and fine lines, plumping the skin and creating a smoother appearance. Botox, however, relaxes the facial muscles by paralysing targeted nerves, preventing wrinkles from deepening and slowing the creation of new ones.

They cannot be used alongside Botox

The origin of this myth is linked to the misconception that both fillers and Botox are the same treatment.

As they are not, it is totally fine to ask our team about having both injected and they can actually complement each other.

Using Botox near a filler will help to prolong the smoothness created by the filler. As Botox relaxes the muscles, it will allow the filler to be naturally broken down gradually, letting you enjoy that smoother, plumper skin for longer!

You can sunbathe after the injections

As your confidence will be boosted after the fillers have been injected, it can be all too tempting to follow one particularly stubborn myth, and jump onto a sunbed to top up your tan.

In layman's terms, this is a very bad idea.

Why? Because hyaluronic fillers can make your skin more sensitive to UV light. So if you have a trip to the beach planned in the two weeks following these injections, invest in some strong sunscreen! Always take the advice your practitioner gives to you.

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