If you’ve been considering getting Botox or dermal filler injections, you’ve no doubt heard your fair share of rumors about the after-effects of each treatment. And while there are certainly risks associated with any type of cosmetic injectable, that doesn’t mean you should avoid them altogether. In fact, less-than-optimal experiences often come down to one thing: injector inexperience or lack of qualifications.


At Arijai Aesthetics, we understand it’s all too easy to believe negative anecdotal reports, but in the case of cosmetic injectables, the exception is not the rule. Most people who opt to have either Botox or dermal filler injections are extremely satisfied with the results. To help you make a more informed decision around dermal fillers and Botox, we’ve outlined 3 of the most common cosmetic injectable misconceptions below.


Misconception #1: Dermal Fillers and Botox are the Same

The only similarity these two cosmetic injectables share is the fact they’re injected beneath the upper layer of the skin. Dermal Fillers are designed to restore facial volume and provide a subtle, yet noticeable tissue-lifting effect. Botox, on the other hand, is a muscle relaxant, which is designed to prevent the target muscles from contracting, thereby improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Misconception #2: Once You Have Botox or Fillers, You Must Continue Getting Them

One very prevalent myth surrounding cosmetic injectables is that once you get them, you must continue getting them forever or your skin will droop and sag more than it originally did. In reality, however, when the effects of either product diminish, your skin will simply return to its pre-injection state.


Your skin will not immediately become more wrinkly or saggy, but over time, it will continue aging as it did during its pre-injection state. The primary reason people continue receiving Botox and dermal filler injections is that they’re extremely satisfied with the results and wish to continue “slowing down” the aging process.


Misconception #3: Botox and Fillers Always Look Unnatural

There’s no denying the fact that in rare cases, cosmetic injectables can give a slightly unnatural look to the face. However, such cases typically come down to one thing: inexperience or lack of qualifications on the part of the injector. Keep in mind that many types of medical professionals are technically qualified to administer cosmetic injectables; however, that doesn’t always mean they have the training or experience execute the procedure successfully. If you’re considering having either of these treatments, it’s critical that you do your research, not only on the aesthetic practice you’re considering but also on the injectors’ experience.


The Arijai Aesthetics Difference

At Arijai Aesthetics, our facility features state-of-the-art equipment and is designed to provide the best possible experience for each patient that walks through our doors. Our cosmetic dermatology experts have years of experience in their field and have treated thousands of patients with incredible success.


When we perform Botox injections, the result is always a soft, subtle relaxation of the facial muscles, never a “frozen” appearance. The same goes for dermal fillers: our highly qualified staff has both the training and experience to produce a natural, yet noticeable improvement in the appearance of facial volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles.


Curious how Botox injections, dermal fillers, or a combination of both can enhance your facial structure and reduce the appearance of aging? Get in touch with our team today to schedule your free consultation!


Schedule a Consultation With Arijai Aesthetics Today

If you’ve been considering cosmetic injectables, get in touch with our experienced team at Arijai Aesthetics. Our expert injectors are highly skilled at their craft and will work with you to develop a treatment protocol that perfectly suits your individual needs and goals. To learn more about our services or schedule a consultation, feel free to give our Burnsville, MN office a call today at 952-435-0605. You can also upload your photos to get started with your free virtual consult or send us a message with any questions, and we’ll be in touch promptly.