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12 Myths About Fillers and Botox

Is your anti-aging skin care knowledge up to snuff? Find out by taking this quiz to see what's fact and fiction when it comes to injectables

We all do it. You know, channel our inner Narcissus and spend an hour or so too long in front of our magnifying mirror examining a wrinkle here, a laugh line there, a forehead crease begging to be taken seriously. We poke, prod and pull our face to see what we would look like if our wrinkles and creases just magically disappeared. Then we snap out of it and suddenly realize that in this day and age of modern anti-aging skin care, there are options and needle-wielding doctors capable of abracadabra skin magic Houdini himself would marvel at.

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Yes, it's the future ladies. Cosmetic anti aging skin care quick fixes, like dermal fillers and injectables that turn back time, are not only available to women of means, they are rapidly becoming feasible for the masses. But with any relatively new for most (and exciting for many) anti-aging technology, comes trepidation and horror stories. Tales of women going "too far" with plastic surgery or becoming addicted to Botox abound. Myths about fillers, Botox, Juvederm, and other popular wrinkle fighters have been passed around the office or splashed across tabloids -- warning women to proceed with skin care caution.

Before you leap to try "I can't believe it really works" injectable "miracles," and especially if you are already indulging, you should find out if the myths surrounding these skin treatments are true. What is fact and what is fiction when it comes to fillers, Botox, and the like?

To find out, we went to skin care guru Dr. Derek Jones, Associate Professor of Dermatology at UCLA and Founder and Medical Director of the Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. We asked him about the popular myths we have heard about cosmetic injectables and he declared them as so true or so false. Test your anti-aging skin care knowledge and find out if the myths have any basis in reality by taking the quiz below.

Question 5 of 12

Myth: Everyone can tell if you have had filler injections because the added volume is obvious

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The correct answer: False
Jones says this is "absolutely untrue. The majority of my patients walk out of here and once things have settled, no one knows they have had anything done. That's what we want." Like all plastic surgery, anything done correctly and in moderation can look natural. And to avoid bruising (one tell-tale sign that does eventually fade) the doctor advises that you should stop taking Advil, Aleve, aspirin, etc. a week before an injection treatment. These medications thin your blood making you more likely to bruise.

So what about all the people and celebrities we see that look over injected and fake or plastic? Dr. Jones says doctors should tell patients when enough is enough and turn them down when they want more, if they don't need it, but this doesn't always occur. "It makes sense that if you [the doctor] are using more product you're making more money, so if someone is asking to put more in, some people [doctors] will say 'sure' I'll do some more." But any good cosmetic dermatologist won't want anyone walking out of his or her office looking unnatural, and will only give you what you need, nothing more, says Jones.

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