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3 Myths about Dental Fillers You Should Pay No Mind To

January 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — darrellsteele @ 4:14 am
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Now more than ever, people are interested in how they look. The popularity of social media has causes a corresponding increase in the prevalence of cosmetic treatments that allow people to look their best.

One that you might be familiar with is dental fillers, a treatment that can be used to firm up the skin and erase wrinkles. While the treatment is just as good as you’ve heard, there are also some common rumors about the procedure that you shouldn’t pay much mind to. Here are some examples.

Myth: Dermal Fillers are Intensely Painful

While it’s true that dermal fillers do involve an injection, the discomfort associated with the procedure is often heavily overstated. For the most part, dermal fillers are infused with lidocaine. This numbs the mouth during the procedure. Compared to other injections, dermal fillers are remarkably comfortable.

Myth: More is Better

In some circumstances, patients feel like the best way to see results is to get the most dermal fillers possible. In truth, this is often not advisable. When it comes to cosmetic work of any kind, a subtle touch is often the most effective way to get the results that you’re looking for. Overdoing it is often makes it obvious that you’ve had work done, which is the last thing most patients look.

You pay cosmetic oral surgeons for their judgment, so if they tell you that you only need a certain amount of dental filler to get the results you need, you should take that to heart.

Myth: Dermal Fillers and BOTOX are the Same Thing

BOTOX is a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles that involves paralyzing select muscles in the face. While BOTOX and dermal fillers are often used to achieve the same goals, they do so in a very different way.

While BOTOX is a paralytic, dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin in the face, thereby easing the appearance of wrinkles.

Dermal fillers can be incredibly powerful when used correctly, and now that you know even more about them you might be able to really appreciate what it is that they can do for you.

About the Author

Dr. J. Darrell Steele has been an oral surgeon for decades now, and even still there’s nothing he loves more than being able to see the results of his hard work when patients leave his office. He believes that dental care should be quick and comfortable, giving you results you can be happy with incredibly quickly. Dr. Steele received his dental degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry, and remains on the cutting edge of dentistry through his dedication to continuing education.

If you have any questions about dermal fillers, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (972) 315-3355.

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