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Confessions of an Injector: 5 Misconceptions We Hear Almost Daily
Here are a few of our “confessions.” Enjoy
Aesthetic injectors inject Botox and FDA-approved fillers into problem areas on the face and neck. Even though the injections produce little to no side effects and are relatively pain-free, this doesn’t stop patients from being nervous because an “injection” means exactly that.
Explaining that tiny needles are involved in injection treatment is only one of the misconceptions certified aesthetics injectors face daily. We thought it would be good to share some of the common misconceptions and ideas we commonly hear in our profession.
If you have thought or said one of these, know you’re not alone! We are here to put your mind at ease and educate you on the safest ways to look your best and achieve your goals.
BOTOX AND FILLERS ARE NOT THE SAME THING
Dermal fillers are different than Botox/Dysport injections. Both help improve the appearance of wrinkles and give your face a more youthful, relaxed look, but fillers are designed to plump and smooth — not prevent the muscles from contracting — and are used around the nose to the mouth, lips, cheeks.
You may need both types of injections to achieve your goals as well as other complementary treatments. Each of these works together for better results.
NO, YOU WON’T GET A MARSHMALLOW FACE
Most patients are convinced when they book an appointment for treatment that it’ll only take one tiny needle to erase crow’s feet and wrinkles on their face and neck. When they see the small tray with 3-5 needles, panic typically sets in.
What clients are most worried about is not a fear of needles but they’re scared their face will be noticeably puffy. They don’t believe the puffiness will be a result of the needles but that too much filler is being injected. However, it does take 3-5 needles to inject a teaspoon of filler. So no, the result won’t be a “marshmallow” face. Instead, clients will notice their lines and wrinkles are dramatically less visible.
FILLERS CAN’T MAKE FLAT LIPS LOOK LIKE A KIM K’S
Clients might want lips like Kim K’s, but it’s not possible for everyone. Genetics plays a role in what can be accomplished with fillers. For example, if your lips are thin, flat or both, it will require plastic surgery along with fillers to give you that specific look. Even then, there’s no guarantee the results will be what you want.
Fillers can temporarily plump up thin and flat lips, but they will not be as full as Kim K’s. It’s also important to listen to the advice of the certified cosmetic nurse, instead of shopping around for one willing try. Not only is this dangerous health-wise, it can also leave you temporarily or even permanently disfigured.
A NATURAL LOOK IS NOT ‘OVERDONE’
Botox and fillers will not leave you looking fake or “plastic.” The temporary results last three to four months. The injected fillers help to plump up the skin, erasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
One injection will only take a few years off your appearance, giving you a more youthful look. Clients that are afraid they’ll look “unnatural” will be amazed and thrilled with the results.
FILLERS AREN’T NECESSARY FOR EVERY WRINKLE
Wrinkles can be scary, especially when it seems a new one appears in the mirror every morning. However, this doesn’t mean it’s time to schedule an appointment to have fillers injected. If you have to look closely and continually turn your head to see the tiny wrinkle, you don’t need a filler. At this stage, a good moisturizer will be enough to fill it in.
While there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to getting injections, it’s also not something that should be done every time a tiny wrinkle appears.
At The Look, our certified and experienced professionals are here to answer any of your questions about fillers. We would LOVE to chat with you. Call us today at 615.814.2150 to schedule a virtual skin consultation so we can begin making a plan to meet your facial aesthetic needs.