Can Facial Fillers Be Moved? - An Expert's Perspective

Facial fillers, such as Juvederm, are a popular way to reduce the signs of aging and enhance facial features. While it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is extremely rare and can be avoided by choosing a qualified injector. Migration of facial fillers is the movement of the product from the injection site to another area of the face. This occurs when the filler moves before it has fully adhered to the facial tissue.

The right injector will have experience with various types of filler and will know where and how to inject what. Finding an injector that knows exactly which filler is right to use and use to inject it is key to getting a smooth, natural result that maintains its shape over time. Facial filler migration is a term that refers to the process by which a facial filler is injected into one place, but moved or “migrated” to another. However, it should be noted, however, that the filler does not migrate from one area of the body to another.

What is discussed on social networks is simply the so-called migration of a few millimeters within the same anatomical regions where it was injected.Injectable dermal fillers, especially those using hyaluronic acid, such as our FDA-approved Juvéderm product line, rarely change after treatment. The treated area can be massaged after the injections to help adapt the gel to the surrounding tissues. The best way to avoid Juvederm migration is to choose a professional and highly qualified beautician who has years of experience applying facial fillers such as Juvederm.Influencers like Kylie Jenner and the rest of her famous family have helped make the use of facial fillers more and more common. This very rare type of migration, due to illness, is more likely to occur months or even years after injecting the facial filler and is located deep in the dermal layers, even close to the bone.

After dermal filler injections, I recommend waiting 2 weeks before getting a facial with extractions.For long periods of time, fillers can stretch the tissues under the skin, which essentially speeds up the aging process “because those tissues aren't going to bounce the same way as you age”, Park Avenue facial plastic surgeon Andrew Jacono explained to HuffPost. Dr. Mobin Master points out that dermal filler can last much longer than what brands of dermal fillers say.But in most cases of facial filler migration, it is probably due to the fact that the patient received the injection from an inexperienced or untrained provider, who did not know what he was doing. When patients come back to me after 3 weeks of getting a lip dermal filler treatment and say that the dermal filler “is gone”, I now know it hasn't dissolved.This pioneering research began when it noticed patients who had undergone dermal filler treatment through tears a few years ago who returned from follow-up dermal filler treatments.

However, the best course of action in rare cases of migration of facial fillers is to have a highly trained injector, such as Dr. Mobin Master (MBBS ENGLISH), refer his patients for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).In conclusion, facial filler migration is extremely rare but can be avoided by choosing an experienced and qualified injector. Normal gentle face wash will not move the product after injections and you'll want to wait a few days after the fillers before getting a facial with extractions.

Carole Toussant
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