Can Dermal Fillers Be Moved?

Migration of a dermal filler is the movement of the product from the injection site to another area of the body. Although it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is very rare and can be avoided by selecting a qualified injector. Juvederm migration is exactly what it sounds like - in rare cases, facial fillers such as Juvederm may move to another area of the face a few days after the injection. This occurs when the filler has not yet fully adhered to the facial tissue.

The right injector will have experience with different types of fillers and will know where and how to inject them. Finding an injector who knows which filler is best suited for your needs and how to inject it correctly is essential for achieving a smooth, natural result that will maintain its shape over time. Unfortunately, in today's industry, some dermal fillers are used that can cause problems months or years after treatment, either due to the cost of the injector or brand advertising. Certain facial dermal fillers are more suitable for certain areas of the face due to their composition. As bleeding from the filler can occur when too much is applied to a particular area, it is important to tell your doctor if and when fillers have been applied previously.

After dermal filler injections, I recommend waiting two weeks before having a facial treatment with extractions. Migration of lip filler can occur if the doctor administers too much filler. If you decide you don't like the placement of your hyaluronic acid dermal filler, or if you don't like the result, it can be removed or reduced with hyaluronidase injections. New York-based cosmetic facial plastic surgeon Michelle Yagoda told HuffPost that once the filler disappears (whether it is absorbed by the body or dissolved by a doctor), it leaves a larger space that requires more filling over time to stay inflated. If migration occurs and the dermal filler is in the wrong compartment, it may take several months or years for your lips to degrade enough to allow for a clear lip border again. For example, in cases of advanced signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and sagging skin, a facelift may be necessary as dermal fillers may not be able to effectively improve these problems. Dermal fillers work by adding volume to the dermal layer of skin just below the epidermis layer and cuticle layer (top).

Dermal fillers are ideal for those with minor signs of aging who are looking for a non-invasive procedure with no downtime and don't mind receiving follow-up treatments every 4-6 months or so. Most dermal filler products consist of HA cross-linked with a chemical such as 1,4-butanedioldiglycidyl ether (BDDE) for Restylane, Belotero and Juvéderm, divinyl sulfone (DVX) for Hylaform, 1,2,7,8-diepoxyoctane (DEO) for Puragen, and suspended in a physiological or phosphate-buffered solution. Migration of lip filler commonly occurs as a result of too much filler being injected into one area and “bleeding” elsewhere. Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years and many questions arise about them. The most commonly used dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acids which are considered to be most effective for adding volume to skin and treating wrinkles.

That's why dermal fillers are often used to replace lost volume and eliminate wrinkles on skin around eyes, nose and mouth.

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