Debunking Myths About Lip Fillers: Dr. Jack Peterson’s Perspective

Are you considering getting lip filler treatment? The first step to understanding the benefits and risks involved in lip fillers is to dispel common myths that surround this popular beauty treatment.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are cosmetic treatments that use injectable dermal fillers to enhance and plump the lips. These fillers create fuller, natural-looking lips. Lip fillers can change the size and shape of your lips, giving you an overall more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. The most commonly used lip fillers are hyaluronic acid and collagen-based fillers.

But even though lip fillers have been growing in popularity, there’s still quite a bit of misinformation out there about them. Read on to learn some common myths and the latest, most accurate information from Dr. Jack Peterson, a leading facial plastic surgeon, which will help you make a well-informed decision about your beauty and health.

Myth 1: Lip Fillers Always Look Fake

One of the most common myths about lip fillers is that they always look fake. Dr. Peterson explains that a skilled doctor who has taken an individual’s facial anatomy into account can achieve natural-looking results. Advances in injection techniques and the use of quality, highly tested filler materials make it possible to achieve subtle, natural-looking results.

Myth 2: Lip Fillers Are Permanent and Dangerous

Many people believe that once you have had lip fillers, you can never undo them. While this is not always true, it is important to discuss the potential risks and side effects with your doctor before opting for a treatment, says Dr. Peterson. Most side effects, such as swelling and bruising, subside within a week of the treatment. There is also a very small risk of allergic reaction to the filler material used.

Dr. Peterson warns that in some cases, if the filler is not applied correctly, it can shift and create lumps and bumps, which can be difficult to remove. That is why it is crucial to have a skilled and trained practitioner perform your treatment.

Myth 3: Lip Fillers Cause Permanent Lip Stretching

The myth that lip fillers cause permanent lip stretching has created fear in many potential clients. Dr. Peterson says the skin around your lips may stretch and thin over time due to repeated injections. However, if the proper dosage and material are used, lip fillers will not cause permanent stretching in most cases.

Myth 4: Lip Fillers Are Only for Young People

Lip fillers are not just for young people, explains Dr. Peterson. They can help people of all ages achieve their beauty goals. According to the doctor, older adults may have more wrinkles around their lips, which can affect how the fillers look. However, if a skilled surgeon can treat the underlying causes of the wrinkles, this can result in a smoother appearance.

Myth 5: You Need to Have a Full Treatment to Notice a Difference

Many people think that it’s only worth getting lip fillers if they can afford a full treatment. This is not true, says Dr. Peterson. Even a small amount of filler can make a noticeable and beautiful difference in the size, shape and appearance of your lips. Moreover, if you are unsure about the results or are not fully convinced you want the full treatment, it’s better to start with a smaller dosage to see how you like the results.


The right treatment and practitioner can give you natural-looking results minus the permanent side effects and risks associated with lip fillers. Dr. Peterson encourages anyone who is considering this treatment to discuss all the potential side effects and risks with their practitioner to make a well-informed decision. He also emphasizes that the key to natural-looking, long-lasting results lies in choosing the right doctor and following the instructions for proper care after the treatment.

Ready to learn more? Give Dr. Peterson’s office a call today!