5 Common Myths About Injectables Debunked

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In medspas everywhere, injectables have become an increasingly sought-after treatment for facial rejuvenation. 

However, with popularity comes erroneous and inaccurate information. 

This article will debunk some of the most common injectable myths and help you make an informed choice when the time comes to book your treatment. 

Keep reading to learn more!

What are Injectables?

Injectables, including wrinkle relaxers and fillers, are FDA-approved treatments that many have found successful in treating various areas of concern. 

Some of the most popular uses of injectables include:

  • Softening and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the appearance of frown lines or “11” lines
  • Adding volume to the cheeks and temples
  • Plumping the lips
  • Filling deep folds and wrinkles

The most popular wrinkle relaxers include Botox™ and Dysport™, while some dermal filler options include Juvéderm™, Restylane™, Radiesse™, and Sculptra™.

So, what are some myths surrounding injectables, and what’s the truth? Let’s get into it!

Myth #1 All Dermal Fillers Are The Same

While many understand the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, many assume that all the different brands of dermal fillers are essentially the same — this couldn’t be further from the truth! 

One of the main differences between Dermal filler brands is the variety of different ingredients they use. For example, while most brands may use Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin, each specific brand contains distinct levels of HA and formulations.

Myth #2 Injectables Will Make Me Look Completely Different

When done by a qualified professional, injectables will not dramatically change your appearance. On the contrary, they may enhance your natural features while treating areas of concern. Your provider will help you decide which injectables are right for you to provide you with the most natural results possible!

Myth #3 The Process Will Be Painful

While pain tolerance depends on the person, injectables generally rate low to none on the pain scale. Many fillers mix numbing solutions into their formula, and you may apply topical ointments for added relief. 

If pain is a huge concern for you, bring it up to your provider so they can help make the process go as smoothly as possible. 

Myth #4 The Results Are Permanent

Depending on which injectable you choose, results may last from a few months until close to a year. If you are unhappy with your results, hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be dissolved using the enzyme hyaluronidase.

Injectables are a great choice for those wanting a non-surgical treatment option that isn’t permanent. 

Myth #5 Botox™ is Only For Wrinkles

Looking at Botox™ specifically, this injectable lends itself to a variety of medical uses, including: 

  • Treating and preventing chronic migraines
  • Stopping excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis
  • Treating neck spasms and other muscle spasms
  • Managing urinary incontinence
  • Treating chronic eyelid twitching

Injectables at Duluth Med Spa Aesthetics

At Duluth Med Spa, our highly trained and qualified providers administer injectable treatments with the utmost precision and care. 

Our Duluth, MN office offers a variety of wrinkle relaxers and fillers. We will work closely with you to determine your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan choosing the wrinkle relaxers or fillers that will work best for you. 

Contact us to book your appointment!

(218) 481-1800


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