Do fillers feel hard under skin?

Author: Adelle Harris  |  Last update: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The hardness feeling you are describing may be totally normal and seen a few days after you have the Juvederm done. Within usually a week or so the feeling will subside and around week 2 you should be satisfied its effects. I recommend placing a cold compress to this area and gently massage this filler.

Is it normal for fillers to feel hard?

If it is your first time getting an injectable treatment, you may have many questions about the aftercare and healing process. Lip filler may cause the treatment area to feel swollen, hard, or lumpy at first, but this is all part of the healing process, and the fillers will soften and settle over time.

How long does filler feel hard for?

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 fillers cause a hard lump?

Clumping of a filler causes lumps and bumps that usually have to be surgically removed. Permanent fillers cause permanent side effects.

Will hard lumps from fillers go away?

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.

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Why does my filler feel like a ball?

Not to worry though, lumps following a filler treatment are completely normal. The lumps you may experience are often caused by swelling and bruising of the treated area.

How do you get rid of hard fillers?

Massage is always the first step to help reduce lumpiness after fillers. You can be pretty aggressive in trying to mash the material into a smoother shape. If that doesn't work, your doctor can inject hyaluronidase to "melt" or dissolve the filler.

What do fillers feel like under the skin?

You might feel a little pressure during the application process, as if someone is pressing on you with their finger. Afterward, your skin may feel tighter or fuller than it did before. That sensation is because the fillers are stretching your skin back into its previous position before volume loss or aging happened.

Should you massage filler lumps?

Experiencing lumps in lips after injectable filler is extremely common—and lumps most often resolve naturally with time. Gentle lip massage 5-7 days after the treatment can help smooth any lumps and bumps in the lips.

Does massaging filler break it down?

Massage can encourage the filler to be broken up by the body more quickly. But in practice this still takes a long time (like weeks of daily vigorous massage) to improve the outcome. This may also spread the product over a larger area causing more problems.

How long does it take for filler to feel normal?

In reality, fillers take up to four weeks to “settle,” according to Healthline. Different types of fillers can settle more quickly, and your lifestyle and similar factors can also affect the amount of time it takes to settle.

Is filler hard or soft?

Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin.

Do fillers feel lumpy at first?

With any injection of a dermal filler into the skin, lumps can occur and it is very common for a patient to feel lumps in their skin days after an injection.

How do you know if filler has gone wrong?

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.

How do you soften fillers?

How to Soften Wood Filler
  1. Pop the lid off the wood filler. Pour just enough acetone on top of the filler to cover the surface. ...
  2. Poke a stick into the filler. Make several holes in the filler so the acetone runs into them. ...
  3. Remove the lid off the can. ...
  4. Stir the filler when it begins to get slightly movable. ...
  5. Stir the putty.

Can you feel juvederm under the skin?

If you can feel the Juvederm beneath the skin, it may have been injected too superficially or close to the skin's surface. Certain areas have very thin skin (under eyes) and the Juvederm product needs to be injected fairly deeply to avoid a visible bulge or a palpable bulge.

What should you avoid after fillers?

Here's What NOT to Do After Getting Cosmetic Injectables
  • Botox and fillers act differently in your body. ...
  • Don't participate in intense cardio. ...
  • Don't apply makeup or use facial tools. ...
  • Don't lie down. ...
  • Don't drink alcohol. ...
  • Don't get a facial, massage, or microdermabrasion.

Does filler smooth out 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.

Why is my cheek filler hard?

It is fairly common to have some hardnes and bumps up to two weeks after Juvederm. It will likely settle in and be fine. Try not to panic, because it takes a few days for the Juvederm to settle in and swelling to resolve. I like to look at my filler patients in 2 weeks, as this will likely be close to the final result.

Should Voluma feel hard?


Because of where Voluma is injected, the cheeks can be sore and feel hard to the touch. This usually lasts a week after the injection. Un-evenness between one side of the face and the other early after the injection is normal.

Why does filler feel hard at first?

Hard and tender lumps suggest that your body might have reacted to the filler. A mild allergic reaction can be sorted out quickly and easily by a prescription of steroids, which our aesthetic medical professional can provide you with. This prescription is available at most pharmacies.

What happens when you stop using fillers?

The effects of the fillers will wear off after months or years, but the treated area is likely to return to its original state. The benefits of both Botox and fillers will be gone and you'll notice that those lines and volume loss will come back.

What does filler migration look like?

Migrated lip filler is visibly noticeable and usually presents as lumps, but can also appear as a puffy upper lip, lack of a defined border between lip edge and above and/or below the lip border – think duck lips. If you're prone to lip filler migration, you may be wondering why it keeps happening.

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