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Five Dermal Filler Myths Debunked

Updated: Jun 16

Have you been warned about dermal filler? The injectable is proven to be one of the most safe aesthetics treatments. Yet, myths about their effectiveness are often rife! 

A go-to solution for volume loss, dermal fillers can target a variety of skin concerns. They can smooth wrinkles, enhance our facial contours and plump the skin. But their success doesn’t exempt them from misconceptions. 

At Sorella Aesthetics, we know how important it is to separate fact from fiction when considering an aesthetic tweakment. That’s why, in this blog, Nurse Georgi is on hand to set the record straight! Here are five of the most renowned dermal filler myths debunked.

Woman getting lip filler

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances used in non-invasive cosmetic procedures to address a variety of concerns. Made from safe, medically approved substances like hyaluronic acid - a naturally occuring substance found in our bodies - they’re used to enhance natural features rather than change them. 

Dermal fillers are injected in small doses beneath the skin’s surface. Results can last for up to a year, so long as they're administered by trained and licensed medical professionals, like those at Sorella Aesthetics.

Over to you for the myths debunked, Nurse Georgi!

Myth - Dermal Fillers Are Only For Wrinkles

Contrary to popular belief, dermal fillers aren’t exclusively designed to treat wrinkles. Whilst they are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines, they’re a versatile solution for a range of skin concerns. They can be used for;

  • Lip Enhancements - To add volume and definition to the lips, creating a fuller and more youthful appearance. 

  • Cheek Augmentations - To address sagging or hollowing in the midface region.

  • Under-Eye Hollows - To reduce the appearance of dark circles.

  • Chin & Jawline Contouring - To improve definition and create a more sculpted appearance. 

  • Nose Reshaping - To contour the nose without the need for invasive surgery.

Myth - Dermal Fillers Are The Same As Botox

A widespread dermal filler myth is that they're often compared to Botox. Whilst both treatments fall under the umbrella of aesthetic enhancements, they work differently. Botox is a muscle relaxant that temporarily paralyses facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, add volume to specific areas, smoothing out existing fine lines.

Woman at a dermal filler consultation

Myth - Dermal Fillers Can Never Look Natural

Many of our clients have been told they’ll ‘never look natural’ with dermal fillers. But of course, that isn’t true! When administered by medical practitioners who understand facial anatomy, dermal fillers will enhance your natural features and provide subtle results. With Sorella Aesthetics, you’ll never have to worry about looking ‘overfilled’.

Myth - Dermal Fillers Are Permanent

Some people believe that once you get dermal fillers, the results are permanent. In reality, the effects of most dermal fillers are temporary. Generally, results last from several months to a couple of years. However, this all depends on the type of filler used and the skill of the practitioner administering it.

If your filler migrates, you can also dissolve it at our clinic in Ashford.

Myth - Anyone Can Administer Dermal Fillers

One of the most dangerous dermal filler myths is the belief that it can be administered by anyone. Of course, this isn’t true! Only qualified and licensed medical professionals should perform aesthetic procedures. Attempting to do so without the necessary training and expertise can lead to serious complications, including infection and even vascular compromise. 

In the UK, the lack of licensing laws surrounding medical aesthetics has contributed to the increase in unregulated practitioners. But at Sorella, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your practitioner is both licensed and medically trained. 

Nurses Danni and Georgi at Sorella Aesthetics

Dermal Fillers At Sorella Aesthetics

At our medical aesthetic clinic in Ashford, dermal fillers are a versatile and effective solution for various cosmetic concerns. Although the myths surrounding them are widespread, we hope that this blog will provide a clearer understanding of what the treatment can and can’t achieve. 


To learn more about dermal fillers, book a consultation with Nurse Georgi or Danni today.

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