With dermal filler injections, it is best to wait a maximum of 14 days for the filler to settle. This is because it can take two to three hours to address an aesthetic problem with an invasive cosmetic procedure, while dermal fillers can address several cosmetic issues in a single hour. After the injection, there is initial swelling (and possible bruising) that may last up to two weeks. To ensure that the filler does not move to another area of the face, it is important to protect the site from irritation by avoiding deep exfoliation and direct sun for a few days.
Additionally, it is recommended to avoid rubbing the skin around the treatment area for about two days. When it comes to aesthetic treatments, such as lip fillers, there has never been more choice in clinics. However, this has led to an increase in poorly trained and unprofessional professionals who want to make some quick money without regard to the quality of service. Lip filler migration can occur as a result of physician mismanagement of fillers.
In the UK, anyone can administer lip fillers without medical training, so it is essential to research and go only to fully insured, licensed professionals with a proven track record in fillings and aesthetics. Although a reputable clinic may not be the cheapest option, it is important to consider if you can afford to take risks with another person. Facial fillers such as Juvederm may migrate to another site on the face a few days after the injection in rare cases. This is known as Juvederm migration and occurs when the filler moves before it has fully adhered to the facial tissue. Overfilling when dealing with dermal filler is another factor that can increase the risk of filler migration.
If too much product has been placed, the filler will have nowhere to go except outside the edge of the lip, which can cause that “shelf-like” and “leg” appearance that we associate with filling migration. It is vitally important that you tell your doctor if and when fillers have been previously applied to you. Different fillers must be injected at different depths into the skin, and a misplaced filler can create problems months later. For example, if you used hyaluronic acid fillers to create moderate improvements to your lips, these facial features can look very thick for a couple of days. In general, fillers that are injected into very mobile areas of the face, such as the lips, wear out more quickly than fillers given elsewhere. Swelling can very occasionally cause a filling to move slightly, although it is often only experienced in patients who have had fillers placed in the past 6 to 12 months.
The great thing about injectable fillers is that your professional will have full control over the exact amount of filler applied to each area of your lips to achieve the desired look. It takes up to 4 weeks for the filling to fully integrate into the fabric and some fillers are more cohesive than others.