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There is no doubt that fillers and injectables are becoming the hottest new trend in cosmetic procedures. With celebrities documenting their filled lips and cheeks on their social media posts, many young women and men are trying to keep up. Unfortunately, with all of the attention injectable treatments receive, there are still many misconceptions about them.

Here are some of the most common misperceptions:

Beautiful young woman receiving filler injection in lips

They Look Unnatural

One of the most common misperceptions is the rumor that your natural face movement will be completely inhibited. Many people are able to tell you a story about a procedure gone wrong, and it is also true that, in unskilled hands, it is possible for results to look unnatural.

That being said, a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hiatt understands that the best results from injectables come with moderate usage. Trained professionals know how much and where to inject the fillers to make sure that the results remain natural (without turning your face into a statue). Injectables are not intended to overhaul your appearance; they are intended to provide subtle enhancement, allowing for a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.

You Can’t Overdo Injectables

This one falls under the fiction category. You can absolutely overdo fillers only to find that you are less than pleased with the results. While going overboard on fillers can usually be done safely, it is what gives off an unnatural, altered appearance.

They Don’t Last Long

Injectable treatments are not permanent solutions to aging or thinning features, but fillers such as JUVÉDERM® (which is used to fill creases, sunken features, and thin lips) lasts anywhere between six months and two years. These time periods are long enough that one feels they are getting their money’s worth; however, on the other hand, if you decide after a year that you don’t like the look, one is not trapped in a long-term cosmetic commitment.

They Are Painful to Get

Most cosmetic treatments involve some form of discomfort; however, when it comes to injectables, this discomfort is minimal. Dr. Hiatt will use an anesthetic agent to numb the area, and beyond that, you may only experience a pinching or pin-pricking feeling. Any discomfort is short-lived, and you will be back to your normal activities immediately following the procedure.

If you are interested in injectables or fillers, contact Dr. Hiatt today at 480-844-1410. Dr. Hiatt is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mesa, Arizona.