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When administered correctly, dermal fillers can really transform your appearance. The injections have plumping properties that make the skin appear naturally youthful and radiant. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about dermal fillers that can put people off getting the procedure for themselves. Here is the truth behind the claims:

1. It’s the same as Botox

While both procedures aim to rejuvenate and promote youthfulness via injection, they’re actually very different. Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyses the facial muscles preventing them from deepening any wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which plumps the skin and stops it from sagging. This acid is a natural substance in our bodies that declines as we age – fillers simply replace the hyaluronic acid that has been lost.

2. Fillers look unnatural

Images of celebrities with overinflated lips and botched cheek fillers often infiltrate our social media feeds, giving the procedure a bad reputation. However, when done correctly by an experienced medical professional, no-one will be able to tell that you’ve received any cosmetic surgery. For the most natural finish, Juvederm Ultra can subtly smooth, define and plump without looking obvious.

3. The recovery period is long

Often called the lunchbreak facelift, dermal fillers are popular because they only take 20 minutes to administer and you can go straight back to work after the procedure. Some bruising and swelling are completely normal but the pain shouldn’t interfere with your normal routine and you can look forward to instantly full and smooth facial features.

4. They’re only for the lips

While dermal fillers are a great way to plump up your lips, making them look juicy and in proportion to your face, fillers are capable of so much more. They can be injected into the cheeks and chin to provide a natural lift and can even smooth out wrinkled or scarred skin.

5. Once you get the procedure, it can’t be reversed

With the right team behind you, you’re guaranteed to love the way your face looks. However, if you change your mind or the end result isn’t what you pictured, the procedure is reversible and the fillers can be dissolved.

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