10 Myths About Cosmetic Fillers

Separate the cosmetic filler facts from fiction.

You’ve been studying your mouth and the lines around your lips in the mirror lately, wondering if you should get any work done. Your best friend swears by the benefits of cosmetic fillers, but your neighbor is adamantly opposed to them and warns you about the dangers. Where do you stand? As with any medical procedure, you’ll want to learn as much as possible beforehand so you can make an informed decision. But you may have to wade through some common myths to get the answers you need.

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