Can my cheek filler move?

Author: Keeley Altenwerth  |  Last update: Saturday, August 5, 2023

In rare cases, facial fillers like Juvederm can migrate to another site of your face within a few days of your injections. This happens when the filler moves before it has fully bonded with your facial tissue.

Is it possible for cheek filler to move?

While it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is extremely rare and can be avoided by choosing a qualified injector. Though filler migration is very uncommon, its likelihood increases when fillers are performed by an inexperienced or underqualified injector.

What causes cheek filler to migrate?

"We have different tissue planes," says Dr. Samolitis. She explains that there are three layers to the skin: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue, as well as fascia, which is on the bone. "Injecting the filler in the wrong layer can also cause the filler to (migrate).

Can filler move if you touch it?

Although extremely rare, dermal fillers are able to migrate within the skin if consistent and adequate pressure is applied to them. For this reason, we advise patients not to get a facial, massage (on the treated skin), or microdermabrasion for the first two weeks following their filler injections.

How do you know if cheek filler has migrated?

In the undereye area, migration can be identified by lumps and ridges. In all areas of your face, you will be able to tell that your filler has migrated if there are lumps or unevenness or the appearance of your face has suddenly changed.

Can filler move after treatment?

How long does cheek filler take to settle?

That said, these injectable treatments take some time to integrate into your tissues, and it's normal for your dermal filler to take up to two weeks to fully settle into your face.

Does filler dissolve or just move?

Over time, as facial movement increases in areas like the lips or cheeks, it causes the filler to break down and dissolve at a quicker rate. This makes the filler disappear faster in more active areas of the face.

How long is filler movable?

Other than that you can return to your normal activities. Avoid pressure to the injected areas ofr about two weeks. Fillers remain moldable for 1-2 weeks, and pressure can deform your filler.

What does it look like when filler migrates?

“It can give the look of puffiness under the eyes after under eye filler or create a 'filler mustache' above the upper lip after lip filler,” says Dr. Sherber. Dr. Horn says migration can look like “pronounced fullness” in an area adjacent to where you desired volume in the first place.

Does cheek filler expand over time?

How Can Injectable Fillers Stretch Out Skin? Injectable fillers can stretch out the skin if they are used too often and in large doses. This occurs because the fillers are stretching skin that is producing less collagen and elastin to maintain youthfulness; therefore, once the filler is gone, the skin cannot contract.

Do cheek fillers get better over time?

The Results Improve Over Time

Because these injections stimulate your body's production of collagen and elastin, the final results of treatment won't be seen for several weeks. Even as the hyaluronic acid is processed by your body, healthy collagen and elastin grow at a more significant rate.

Can fillers move after 1 week?

Dermal filler doesn't 'normally', move after treatment. Immediately after treatment, in certain areas of the face, I do gently massage the area/s that were injected to help mold the product and prevent lumps. It does take about 2 weeks for the filler to settle and integrate into the tissue.

Can filler be move by massage?

Yes, massages can move the filler initially. It is generally recommended to wait at least 2 weeks before having a massage, manipulating the areas that have had filler added (try not to touch, if possible!), or having any additional treatments to the area immediately after.

Should cheek fillers feel hard?

When injected, the filler can feel firm or harden. This can be alarming for patients since most want their fillers to feel soft. Cheek fillers are one that can be somewhat firm, but not hard.

What does too much cheek filler look like?

When you have had too much filler, then you may appear to have a bulging forehead, an overly pointy and sharp chin, and overly protruding cheekbones. Furthermore, the filler can stretch and weigh down your skin over time, which is known as filler fatigue.

How long does cheek filler stay lumpy?

Generally, any lumps or bumps that appear after fillers will disappear on their own within one to two weeks. Give the treatment a couple of weeks to improve, applying ice regularly.

What's normal after cheek filler?

Immediately after a cheek filler treatment, you may feel pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and itching. You will also notice red needle puncture marks and some asymmetric form on your face. These are some common after-effects of a cheek filler procedure.

Can filler take longer than 2 weeks to settle?

The filler can take several weeks to soften and settle into your skin. This means that patients won't see the ultimate results of their treatment immediately. Although individual results will vary, many people achieve the full effect within two weeks after receiving their injections.

Can you push filler into place?

It is not likely that the filler products would move if you wait at least a few days before pressing really hard on the areas and having extractions. The hyaluronic acid fillers settle nicely into the skin, and once any swelling goes down, it would be pretty unusual for anyone to be able to displace them.

Can cheek filler move after a week?

In rare cases, facial fillers like Juvederm can migrate to another site of your face within a few days of your injections. This happens when the filler moves before it has fully bonded with your facial tissue.

How do you know if your cheek fillers are bad?

If you think your fillers have gone wrong and if you have any of the following symptoms, CONSULT A MEDICALLY QUALIFIED PERSON NOW: Severe pain. Blanching of the skin and/or white spots. Mottled skin.

Should you smile after cheek filler?

Hello - Swelling post dermal filler injection does occur and usually peaks at 24-48 hours. This may affect your smile. The good news is swelling typically is fully resolved by one week and your smile should be back to normal.

What not to do after cheek fillers?

Things to avoid:
  • Do not expose the area to intense heat (eg solarium or sauna)
  • Avoid pressure on the treated areas for the first few nights (i.e. sleep on back of possible)
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Do not use AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapy or oil based make-up for 24 hours.

Do and don'ts after cheek filler?

Avoid itching, or picking around the injection site. Avoid applying intense heat to the treated area, that includes hot tubs, saunas, sunbathing or tanning. Don't drink alcohol the day of treatment, and try to avoid it for 2 days after. Avoid exercising for 2 days or until swelling subsides.

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