When it comes to cosmetic procedures—even the minimally invasive ones—there’s no shortage of public opinion. And, unfortunately, that opinion often falls on the negative end of the spectrum, frightening interested parties into complete avoidance. But, as everyone knows, opinions aren’t fact, and in the case of cosmetic injectables, public opinion often strays farther from fact than most care to believe.


At Arijai Aesthetics, we want you to know the truth about any and all of the cosmetic procedures you might be considering. That’s why, today, we’re debunking a few of the most prevalent circulating myths about dermal fillers, so you can make the most informed decision to reach your aesthetic goals. And, as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you have additional questions! Let’s dive in!


Myth #1: Dermal Fillers Are Painful

If you’re worried you’ll need to ice your face for hours after dermal filler injections, let us calm your fears: dermal fillers are far from painful! At Arijai, we prepare the treatment area using a numbing agent, so in the vast majority of cases, our patients feel nothing more than a bit of pressure or a tiny pinprick. Lip fillers may cause a bit more discomfort than other types of cosmetic injectables, but even then, you’ll likely feel a small pinch or two, nothing more. 


Myth #2: The Side Effects Aren’t Worth It

When you trust a trained, experienced cosmetic dermatologist with your dermal filler injections, side effects are rare. It’s when you opt for a “cost-effective” option from an inexperienced or worse, unlicensed, injector that you run the risk of seeing those scary side effects you’ve been warned about. At Arijai, experience is the name of our game. It’s how we’ve earned our glowing, nationwide reputation, and it’s how we intend to keep it.


Myth #3: Dermal Fillers Have No Side Effects

True, dermal filler side effects are rare when administered by a trained professional. That said, any minimally invasive cosmetic procedure carries a minor level of risk. In very rare cases, dermal filler recipients may develop a sore at the injection site, a nodule where the filler was administered, or a case of migrating filler—where the filler gradually travels away from the injection site to another location beneath the skin. We’d like to emphasize that these instances are rare, and your doctor will discuss inherent risks with you during your initial consultation.


Myth #4: You’ll End Up With “Frozen Face”

We cannot stress this enough: Be very careful about who trust to perform your dermal filler injections! A trained, experienced cosmetic dermatologist knows exactly how much filler to administer to achieve your desired effect. It’s a bit like Goldilocks: not too much, not too little, but just enough—and in all the right locations. 


Unfortunately, the myth of the “frozen face” surfaced due to poor placement and overuse, which again, occurs when you place your face in the hands of a poorly trained professional. You will not look “frozen,” and your face will not be devoid of emotion—as long as you’ve done your research on the doctor performing your procedure!


Myth #5: If a Little Is Good, More Is Better

When you’re talking dermal fillers, more is definitely not better—far from it, actually. Precision placement and the appropriate amount of filler for your unique aesthetic goals create the perfect outcome. At Arijai, we take the time to get to know you and your goals. Only then do we develop a completely custom protocol designed to meet your needs. You’ll never need to worry about “trout pout” here. Ever.


Myth #6: You Need Constant Touch Ups

This is flat-out false. Dermal fillers can last up to two full years, but here’s the caveat: the longevity of your fillers depends almost exclusively on the type of product you select. For more information on your options, check out our dermal fillers overview page or reach out to our team with your questions!


Myth #7: Anti-Aging Creams Achieve the Same Results

A high-quality anti-aging cream can fend off a few fine lines, but in reality, no cream on the planet can compare to the dramatic, transformative effects dermal fillers deliver. While you should absolutely include high-quality skin care products in your daily routine, if you’re looking for noticeable anti-aging effects, you won’t get them from topical products.


Considering Dermal Fillers? Youthful Skin Is Yours at Arijai Aesthetics

At Arijai Aesthetics, we carefully formulate your cosmetic injectable protocol based on your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Whether you’re dealing with the natural effects of aging or would simply like to add a little volume to your complexion, our skilled team is always ready to help you make your vision a reality. To learn more about our wide selection of cosmetic injectables or to find out if you’re a candidate for treatment, feel free to upload your images to get started with your free virtual consult or reach out to our team at 952-435-0605.