Myth vs. Reality: 8 Injectables Myths, Busted!

Myth vs. Reality: 8 Injectables Myths, Busted!

Another day, another series of myths to bust! This time, we’re taking on eight Botox, fillers and QWO myths with our experts, aesthetic nurse specialists Natasa and Caitlin. Now, let’s start that busting!


Myth: Fillers will make you look fake. 


Reality: “Properly placed dermal filler will not make you look fake! Thoroughly trained aesthetic injectors should be educated in a multitude of injection techniques; similarly, they should be well versed in dermal filler product lines and the appropriate anatomical placement for specific products used. This expertise contributes towards natural, refreshing results!  At Aesthetics 360, we want our clients to feel like a rejuvenated version of themselves.” — Caitlin


The Myth: There’s no treatment for the cause of cellulite. 


Reality: “Put your worries aside! QWO is here! QWO is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for the cause of cellulite! Cellulite is a multifactorial issue caused by fibrous septae bands that pull down on the skin, fat lobules that push against the skin, and skin becoming thinner. It is believed that QWO initiates a cascade of events that minimizes the appearance of cellulite. Come on in and get your QWO on!” — Caitlin


Myth: Botox freezes the face. 

Reality: “This is false! Although Botox injections limit the movement of your facial muscles it doesn’t necessarily mean it will restrict all movement. We can quiet down the muscle movement so that wrinkles of expression are softened and a natural appearance is retained.  When performed by a qualified, highly trained aesthetic nurse specialist, your face will not look “frozen”…so go ahead and express yourself!” — Natasa

Myth: Botox and Dermal Filler require major downtime. 


Reality: “Little to no downtime is required for Botox treatments. In fact, Botox has been dubbed a ‘lunchtime treatment’ because you can have it done during your lunch break and return to work right away with no telltale signs. Dermal Filler may have a little downtime since there’s always a chance one might experience bruising and swelling — even when doing everything we can to minimize it! During your appointment, post-treatment ‘dont’s’ will be reviewed with you — such as no immediate exercise. This one is busted, A-list!” — Natasa


The Myth? Botox is only effective for wrinkles.


Reality: “Botox is well known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, that’s not where the power of Botox stops! Botox can be used to combat a gummy smile by relaxing that upper lip muscle, known as the orbicularis oris muscle. Botox can also treat medical conditions such as excessive underarm sweating and migraines. It’s great for slimming prominent jawline muscles and can even alleviate TMJ pain caused by clenching your jaw. Botox = Miracle Potion!” — Natasa


Myth: The results of Botox and fillers are permanent.

Reality: “Negative! The results of Botox last 3-4 months and will dissipate gradually. It is important to note that the results of Botox cannot be reversed. It’s a good idea for first-timers to receive a more conservative treatment to see what type of result they like, since we can always add more to refine the results. On average, the effects of filler last between 3 and 12 months — possibly longer depending on the type of hyaluronic acid filler used. Filler can be dissolved, if necessary! Many variables affect the duration of injectables … type of product, how much was used, area treated, individual metabolism — even UV and sun exposure are known to be a big factor in the degradation of dermal filler. Remember, everyone is different!” — Caitlin

Myth: Dermal fillers are only for women. 


Reality: “False! Why should women have all the fun? Men also benefit from dermal fillers. It’s part of the natural aging process that our skin becomes more susceptible to volume loss, folds, wrinkles and laxity — whether you’re a man or woman. Who doesn’t want to look younger and feel more confident? Dermal fillers can look very natural, and provide an enhanced and refreshed look.” — Natasa


Myth: Botox and Fillers are the same.


Reality: “Oh God, honey, no! Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks the communication pathway between the nerve and the muscle; thus, it reduces muscle contraction and can soften or even eliminate the wrinkles on the overlying skin. On the other hand, dermal fillers are a clear gel made of hyaluronic acid and injected into soft tissue or onto bone, not into muscle like Botox is. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies and loves water (and you should, too!), so it attracts more water into the tissues in an effort to restore lost volume and hydration, enhance natural facial features, provide contour or augment lips. Botox: think, ‘relaxed!’ Fillers: think, ‘volumized, rejuvenated and plump!’” — Caitlin

Want to learn more about which injectables treatments will help you achieve your desired results? Schedule your complimentary consultation with Natasa or Caitlin today!

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