When Will You Know if Your Filler Has Migrated?

When it comes to facial fillers, such as Juvederm, migration is a rare occurrence. However, it is important to be aware of the signs of migration so that you can take the necessary steps to prevent it. Migration occurs when the filler moves before it has fully adhered to the facial tissue, and can give a “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.

It is important to research and only go with fully insured and licensed professionals with a proven track record in fillers and aesthetics. Some professionals believe that due to the way the mouth is constantly contracting, this can lead to migration of the filler over time. It is also important to ask your doctor what fillers they use, as the results and effects can vary dramatically from one to the other. Hyaluronidase occurs naturally in the body and this is why lip fillers eventually dissolve on their own.

However, improper administration of lip fillers can actually result in a period of pain, discomfort, loss of confidence and inconvenience for those who are unlucky enough to be affected. Brown also advises those who wear tight-fitting masks for long periods of time, such as healthcare workers, to only wear a facial filler when they have considerable time away from work. In rare cases, facial fillers may migrate to another site on the face a few days after the injection. This is why it is so important to choose an experienced professional who will drastically reduce your chances of your fillers migrating somewhere else.

If too much product has been placed, the filling will have nowhere to go except outside the lip edge. Even in the extremely rare case that your fillers migrate, there will be no serious consequences. Migration only occurs very slightly (within a few millimeters) and rarely causes medical complications. By taking precautions and choosing an experienced professional, you can ensure that your filler will stay in place and look its best.