Myths about fillers (I)

Fillers are permanent.

There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found in the body and is absolutely safe for use. It is gradually broken down by the body and absorbed, usually lasting from 6-12 months.

Fillers are harmful for the body since they are absorbed by the body.

Absolutely not. Hyaluronic acid, which is used as temporary filler, is a natural substance found in the skin, joints and eyes of the body. It is gradually broken down by the body and not harmful to health. In fact, brands of fillers such as Juvederm has obtained FDA’s approval for clinical use– it is also one of the most common facial fillers used in my clinic.

Surgery is required to place fillers into the body.

Not at all. Facial fillers for the nose, nasolabial folds, cheeks, chin, etc. are easily placed into the respective parts via a few simple injections. There is no need to undergo the knife– hence the wonder of minimally invasive procedures. Even breast fillers only require 1 or 2 injection sites under the breasts. Minimal pain and minimal scarring, in just under 15min!

You need to keep coming back for frequent top-ups once you do fillers.

Top-ups are required only because temporary fillers are naturally broken down by the body and absorbed, so its effect diminishes over time. They are not in the least bit addictive and you can choose not to top up again if you’d like. The filler will simply disappear and the part of the body will return to its original state as before filler was done.

When the filler disappears, you’ll look worse than before.

How untrue! Fillers do not change the original state of the body part it is placed into. When it is absorbed, that part of the body simply returns to how it was supposed to be. Of course, temporary fillers last up to a year or more and in that time, the body is still undergoing its own aging process.

You see, fillers can turn back the hands of time but cannot stop time from progressing continuously. 🙂


About Tiffiny Yang 楊靜婷

Beauty Guru 美容医師 Beauty Queen & Model
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3 Responses to Myths about fillers (I)

  1. yuenho says:

    Here’s one u forgot to add: Permanent fillers are almost impossible to remove! Therefore if you don’t like the new look you will be stuck for a long time! 😉

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