How do you reduce filler lumps?

Author: Jessica Berge  |  Last update: Sunday, July 23, 2023

Treatment of lumps
  1. Massage: This is very effective, but often needs to be stronger in pressure than patients realise.
  2. Manual removal of product by the injector.
  3. Hyaluronidase / Hylase; The injector can inject the lump of a dissolver to remove the product. Please see an article where we dissolved some tear trough filler.

How do you make filler lumps go away?

Give it time. 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.

How long do the lumps last after fillers?

The most common cause of lumps after a filler treatment is swelling and bruising from the injections themselves. These should naturally subside within the first week.

Is it normal for fillers to feel lumpy?

Lumps are actually a common side effect after a dermal filler or lip filler treatment. Often they are a short-term problem, but if not, they are correctable by an aesthetic medical professional.

Can filler bumps be dissolved?

Any dermal filler can have a lump which needs to be dissolved at the injection site. For products which are composed of hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm and Restylane, often massaging the treated area will dissolve this lump.

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How do I fix a lumpy filler in my cheek?

Within the first two weeks after your injections, lumps and bumps are normal because the cheek filler is settling. If they are particularly pronounced, your injector may recommend massaging the filler. Secondly, if it is after two weeks, your injector will likely still recommend massage first.

Why do my cheek fillers feel lumpy?

Lumpiness is fairly normal after dermal fillers. Most often this is due to swelling immediately after a treatment. This should resolve within a week but rarely can take several weeks to fully resolve.

Should you massage lumps after fillers?

While massage can sometimes improve mild symptoms such as moderate lumpiness or slight asymmetry, don't perform massage on your fillers unless instructed to do so by your plastic surgeon or injector.

Why does my filler feel hard?

Are Lip Fillers Supposed to Feel Hard? Your lips may feel stiff or rigid immediately after injection with dermal fillers. Don't worry — this is entirely normal, and the lip fillers will soften with time. Your lips may also be swollen and tender, which can contribute to the lip filler feeling hard under the skin.

How long does it take filler 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.

Will massaging filler make it go away?

Thank you for your question, Massaging your face will not cause your fillers to disappear and massaging a lot may interfere with your final results. However, if you are unhappy with your filler/Botox results after two weeks, you can have the fillers dissolved with hyaluronidase.

Why is my face bumpy after fillers?

There are many reasons lumps and bumps occur after a wrinkle filler treatment: The filler is injected too superficially. Too much filler product is injected into one area. The filler moves to create a large deposit in an area.

Do fillers look 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.

How long does it take for cheek filler to smooth out?

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.

Will my cheek filler soften?

Patients often ask before or after their injections, “Will cheek filler soften?” The answer is almost always yes. Upon injection, dermal fillers may feel firmer or harden due to a healing response of the body. Additionally, the filler needs to settle into the correct and ideal position.

Does cheek filler smooth out?

Cheek fillers are injections that raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones. This provides the illusion of a more defined bone structure. By injecting volume under your skin layer, cheek fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

What not to do after getting fillers?

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

Do fillers age you faster?

Fillers are a great option for patients seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if used improperly or over used, fillers can have negative long term consequences. In fact, patients who do not properly use filler could actually speed up their skin's aging process, resulting in older looking skin.

How long is filler moldable?

Fillers remain moldable for 1-2 weeks, and pressure can deform your filler.

How much does dissolving fillers cost?

According to, the cost ranges between $50 and $1,625, with an average cost of $450. The internet tends to suggest you can DIY pretty much anything, but this isn't something you should attempt to do yourself. You'll need to get lip fillers dissolved in a clinical setting, by a skilled medical professional.

Can heat dissolve fillers?

Intense heat on the skin can make your filler break down more quickly or produce less effective results. Ideally, you should avoid exposure to intense heat for at least 12 to 24 hours after your appointment.

Can you move filler after 2 weeks?

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.

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.

Can I dissolve filler after 3 days?

Hyaluronic acid Dermal filler can be dissolved by the injection of Hyaluronidaese enzyme which take 1-2 weeks to work. There are many reasons that the filler has to be dissolve or has been requested to be dissolved for example: Over filled. The filler has moved or spread to other areas.

Does massaging filler make it dissolve faster?

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.

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