Before moving forward with injectable fillers, it is important to understand some of the potential complications and what you can do to avoid them. Facial filler migration is an uncommon side effect that can occur, particularly when fillers are performed by inexperienced or underqualified providers.
Learn more about what causes facial fillers to move to other areas and how to avoid this problem.
What Is Facial Filler Migration?
Facial filler migration happens when injectable fillers move to another area outside of the intended treatment area. This can cause unwanted cosmetic effects as well as other complications.
Although this side effect is extremely rare, it can be caused by several factors, often related to choosing the wrong filler provider:
- Using too much filler. A skilled filler provider understands that a “less is more” approach is often the best way to achieve smooth, natural-looking results. Filler migration can sometimes occur if too much filler is used or if a follow-up injection is performed too soon.
- Improper injection technique. Fillers need to be placed at certain depths within the skin and at a gradual pace to minimize the risk of complications like filler migration and to achieve optimal results.
- Using the wrong type of filler. Inexperienced providers may make the mistake of using the wrong type of filler for the treatment area and specific cosmetic concerns, increasing the risk of poor results.
Always work with a reputable, highly trained professional to avoid complications with facial fillers.
How to Avoid Filler Migration and Overfilling
Fortunately, choosing a qualified and experienced filler injector can greatly reduce the risk of filler migration, facial overfilling and other similar complications. You can also request a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, especially if you are new to fillers, as HA fillers can be dissolved should any complications arise or if you are unhappy with your results for any reason.
If you are considering getting fillers and would like to work with one of our master APRNs who were selected as national trainers for the makers of BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, call our Sarasota office today at 941-955-8384 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.