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Debunking Common Myths About Botox and Dermal Fillers

10/19/2023

Botox and dermal fillers are two of the most common cosmetic procedures available at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery. Despite their long history of safe use, many inaccurate myths about outcomes, risks, and costs circulate among potential patients.

The following six myths about Botox and dermal fillers are among the most misleading rumors about these procedures.

Myth 1: Botox and Dermal Fillers Look Unnatural

Your results will depend on the skill of your practitioner and your goals. When used in a correct manner and in moderation, Botox and dermal fillers can enhance your appearance and provide natural-looking results. Overdone or excessive treatments can lead to unnatural results, but this outcome is often due to errors and inexperienced providers.

Many people receive Botox and dermal fillers at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery without anyone realizing they had anything done. Most people simply notice that you look great!

Myth 2: Botox and Dermal Fillers are Identical

Botox and dermal fillers are different products with distinct purposes. Botox (botulinum toxin) temporarily relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles and lines. Cosmetic professionals typically use Botox in the upper face (e.g., forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, etc.).

Conversely, providers use dermal fillers to plump areas with lost volume, such as the lips and cheeks.

Myth 3: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Only for Older People

While older people often use these treatments, they can be used by people of various ages. Botox can be used to prevent wrinkle formation, and dermal fillers can enhance features or correct asymmetry at any age.

Many people have cosmetic issues they want addressed using minimally-invasive treatments like Botox or dermal fillers.

Myth 4: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Dangerous

When administered by qualified professionals, Botox and dermal fillers are safe and effective. They are FDA-approved and have been used for many years with a good safety record. The key is to choose a trained and experienced practitioner like our staff at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery to minimize risks.

Myth 5: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Permanent

Botox results last for three to six months. After that, the body will naturally absorb them. Meanwhile, dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. The precise length will depend on the type of filler used. Often, multiple treatments are necessary to maintain the desired results.

Myth 6: Botox and Dermal Fillers Are Expensive

One of the major advantages of Botox and dermal fillers is they’re available at a reasonable cost. Amavi Aesthetic Surgery has a wide range of treatment options that can meet most budgets.

Schedule A Consultation

Are you ready to see the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers for yourself? Take the first step and schedule a consultation at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery today! Dr. Rau can provide a personalized treatment plan to ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for. Call our Greenwood Village, CO office at 720-928-3669 or use our online contact form.