Aesthetic Realities: 10 Misconceptions About Aesthetic Treatments

Beauty standards are constantly evolving and so are aesthetic treatments. However, with popularity comes a whopping amount of myths and misconceptions that often overshadow the facts. In this blog, we aim to shed light on the facts that everyone should know about.


Myth #1 Aesthetic treatments will make me look fake and plastic

While we understand why you may think that, this isn’t the case at all! Aesthetic treatments are only there to enhance your natural features and showcase or rectify them. Opting for an experienced, licensed professional ensures that dermal fillers are applied in a way that avoids any artificial appearances.


Myth #2 Treatments are only for women 

Absolutely untrue! Ageing is a natural process that affects both genders, leading to increased vulnerability to volume loss, folds, wrinkles, and laxity in the skin. The desire to appear younger and feel more self-assured is universal, regardless of gender. 


Myth #3 Aesthetic treatments are only for mature people

Aesthetic treatments are for any age over 18! People of all ages use these treatments to enhance their natural beauty, no matter how old they are. Whether you’re in your twenties or forties, treatments can help you feel more comfortable in your own skin and enhance natural beauty.


Myth #4 The results of fillers are permanent 

False! On average, filler effects persist between 3 and 12 months, potentially longer depending on the type of hyaluronic acid filler. However, filler can be dissolved if needed. Many factors impact the longevity of injectables, such as the type of product, quantity used, treated area, metabolism, and even exposure to UV, which can significantly influence the breakdown of dermal filler. Everyone’s response to these treatments varies.


Myth #5 Aesthetic treatments are painful

Injectable fillers are generally well-tolerated. The needles used are usually tiny, causing minimal discomfort. Most fillers often contain lidocaine for added comfort and for most treatments, numbing cream is also provided for an even more comfortable experience.


Myth #6 Aesthetic treatments are only for people who want to look younger

This isn’t true! There are several different kinds of aesthetic treatments that provide different results based on what is needing to be done specifically. For example, there’s Lumi Eyes, which brightens your under eyes and makes them glow. You can get fat dissolve, lip filler, non-surgical rhinoplasty and so on…! They all provide different results.


Myth #7 The treatments are expensive

Aesthetic treatments are getting less costly and there are numerous reasonably priced alternatives that are accessible to the general public. Also, investing in yourself is never a waste of money!


Myth #8 There is a long downtime after treatments

This isn’t the case at all! With most of the treatments, you can go straight back to your regular daily activities. Although of course you have to avoid things like heavy exercise, touching your treatment area and wearing makeup. 


Myth #9 You can achieve the same results with over-the-counter products

Many beauty products claim to do what professional aesthetic treatments can, but the reality is that store-bought products might only give you temporary improvements. Aesthetic treatments, on the other hand, give you results that last longer and are more noticeable.


Myth #10 Aesthetic treatments are dangerous

Of course all medical procedures carry some risk so it is really important to find a licensed and experienced provider who will help clients understand the risks and benefits of each treatment.

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