What is Lip Filler Migration? Here’s What You Should Know
Today, more and more women are beginning to change their looks – and with many different procedures available and being improved upon, you can change almost anything about yourself in order to get the face and body you desire. One such procedure, lip fillers, is an easy way to change up your looks without any surgeries or lengthy recovery time. Lip fillers are a quick and easy way to plump up your lips and help give you the confidence you long for. But what about lip filler migration? Is it something to worry about, and is there anything that you can do to prevent it from happening? Let’s take a quick look at lip fillers and then talk about lip filler migration and what you should know about this.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers, such as Vobella, are injectable solutions made of hyaluronic acid that will provide you with a natural-looking fuller lip. Quality lip fillers, such as the aforementioned Vobella, are approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and can last up to twelve months. Not only do lip fillers provide you with fuller lips, but they can also help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent them from forming. These treatments are safe when done correctly.
What is Lip Filler Migration?
Lip filler migration is a common concern among those who use lip fillers. The idea of it may even be off-putting to some, but there is good news – in fact, lip filler migration is not a permanent thing. Lip filler migration is when the filler migrates from the injection site and goes to another area of the lips or the face – such as above or below the natural lip line, making the lips appear puffy – like duck lips!
What Causes Lip Filler Migration?
Lip filler migration is usually caused by improper placement of the injections, as well as injecting the solution incorrectly. Another common cause of this migration is when the technician overfills the area, which can lead to extra puffy lips and migration of the filler. Spacing is also important – when your lip fillers are placed too closely together, it can cause overfilling and migration, as well. Finally, some patients experience lip filler migration due to a medical condition, such as a chronic illness or an immune system condition.
How Long Will It Last?
If you find yourself dealing with lip filler migration, you are probably wondering how long it will last. Well, the good news is that lip fillers don’t last too long – anywhere from six to eighteen months is the usual time frame. However, it is also important to know that if you leave the migration issue alone, you will likely notice that your body will work to metabolize them over time, which diminishes their appearance.
Can Lip Filler Migration Be Prevented?
While some cases of lip filler migration can’t be avoided – such as those that occur with immune system conditions – most of them can easily be avoided by proper technique and aftercare. The first and most important thing to consider when getting lip fillers is to remember to start small – while more filler can be added if the desired look is not achieved, overfilling the lips will cause them to get puffier than you might like. Another way to prevent lip filler migration? Be sure to find a certified, reliable provider and tell them to go slowly and only add small amounts at a time.
Can Lip Filler Migration Be Treated?
If you find that your lip filler has migrated and you are either experiencing any discomfort, such as pain, blisters, or bleeding. or if you are simply very unhappy with how your fillers turned out, then not to worry – there is a way to treat this!
For severe cases of lip filler migration, your provider can use hyaluronidase, which works to dissolve the lip filler. This takes a few days, but after two weeks, you can usually begin the entire filler process over again – and hopefully, this time, get the results you want.
If you would like to learn more about lip fillers and how they can change your look, feel free to call the office of Dr. Ghlozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to assist you!