Can Migration of Fills Disappear on Its Own?

You can detect the migration of the filling, as it can give that duck or “shelf” appearance above the lip edge. In areas such as the lacrimal canal, migration can be seen as small bumps and ridges around the lower eye area. Take a look at the image below which will identify what the migration of the filler on the lips looks like. Achieving beautiful and natural results from facial fillers requires expert administration of injections that really is “part art and part science”.As an expert in the field of facial fillers, I understand that it is essential to get these treatments only from a qualified, trained, certified and experienced provider.

The injector's expertise and experience with facial fillers is paramount. While consulting with the office of a board-certified plastic surgeon is essential, you should also ensure that you have extensive experience and an active filling practice.To gain a fuller understanding of how to prevent this from happening, it's important to learn more about how lip fillers work and why they are used. When it comes to hyaluronic acid (HA), “there is no better hyaluronic acid filler, but there are others that are more susceptible to certain areas of the face to reduce the formation of lumps, bumps and migration,” says Dr. Ali.

In the case of lips, if too much product has been placed, then the filler will have nowhere to go except outside the lip edge.A faster metabolism can speed up this process, but some fillers are made to be more resistant and will take longer to dissolve naturally. This very rare type of migration, due to illness, is more likely to occur months or even years after the facial filler was injected and is located deep in the dermal layers, even close to the bone. Overfilling when treated with dermal filler is another factor that may increase the risk of filler migration.In just a few hours, hyaluronidase softens the filler and returns the lips to a more natural shape, projection and size. Once the filling comes out of place, the lip (often the upper one) looks like a duck or distorted, which is a look that no one wants.

While an inflammatory response is not as common as poor technique or excess product as the reason behind filling that extends beyond the lips, it can occur.While migration is mostly spoken in terms of lip fillers, migration can also occur anywhere the filler is injected. It is important to remember that some localized swelling is expected after a filling treatment and must resolve on its own.The beauty of modern filler is that it is semi-permanent, so over time your body will naturally break down and metabolize the substance. To ensure you receive the most beautiful and natural facial filler results, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI today.