What can go wrong with fillers?


  • infection.
  • a lumpy appearance under the skin, which might need to be treated with surgery or medicine.
  • the filler moving away from the intended treatment area, which may need to be removed using surgery.
  • scarring.
  • blocked blood vessels in the face, which can cause tissue death and permanent blindness.

How do you know if filler has gone wrong?

If the skin remains pale, it indicates the blood supply is impaired) Blisters. Skin shedding. Visual disturbance (loss of vision, blurry vision, development of a squint, droopy eyelid after filler)

Can face fillers go wrong?

If dermal filler is injected in the wrong place it can block your blood vessels and potentially cause death of the skin tissue. This can cause continuous pain and skin discoloration. As with other risks, if you choose a practitioner or doctor with extensive anatomy knowledge and experience you can minimise the risks.

Do fillers go bad?

Some dermal fillers can last for 6 to 12 months, while other dermal fillers can last 2 to 5 years, says Dr. Sapna Palep of Spring Street Dermatology. The most commonly used dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin.

What is filler fatigue?

Filler fatigue is defined as getting too many fillers over extended time and your skin not bouncing back because it is stretched while aging is happening.

Why are face fillers bad?

When injected, these substances can cause allergic reactions, infections, and the death of skin cells. Another risk is that improper injection technique can lead not only to swelling and lumpiness, but also more serious side effects such as death of skin cells, and embolism leading to blindness.

How soon does vascular occlusion happen after filler?

Pain is usually associate with vascular occlusion. There have been cases reported that occurred 12-24 hours after being injected but almost always it occurs immediately.

How long after filler does necrosis occur?

The symptoms of ischemia can occur immediately after the injection or several hours after the procedure. Here, the authors report three cases of necrosis after hyaluronic acid injection with the first symptoms presenting only several hours after the procedure.

Why are my lips lumpy after filler?

The most common cause of lumps after a filler treatment is swelling and bruising from the injections themselves. These should naturally subside within the first week.

How can you tell if someone has fillers?

It’s easy to spot: The faces of women who have been injected with too much filler look like shiny oven-stuffer roasters. It should wear off in a few months if she used fillers alone. If she had fat injections, she’ll have to have the excess sucked out via liposuction, says Dr.

Will 1ml cheek filler make a difference?

Cheek filler They are ideal for replacing volume loss, enhancing cheek volume, and can improve the appearance of the lower eyelid by volumising the upper cheek area. We recommend using as little as 1ml per session for an enhanced appearance.

How many times can you get fillers?

You may want to plan for touch-ups every 3-6 months to ensure the best results. Like Restylane, Juvderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, which makes it a safe and effective choice.

What makes fillers dissolve faster?

So while the body naturally breaks them down over time, there is a way to speed up the process: Injections of hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is what the body produces naturally to break down fillers, so by injecting more, it allows the lips to regain natural shape quicker, usually going down within 3-4 days.

How much filler is too much?

One millilitre of filler is usually far too much for one area of the face to hold without it migrating (when filler spreads to elsewhere in the face think the unintentional puffy, Donald Duck look often associated with lip fillers).

Is 70 too old for fillers?

There are effective cosmetic treatments for individuals of any age who want to look younger. The aging process is inevitable for everyone, and injectable fillers are ideal for adults of any age who want a fresher, rejuvenated appearance.

What is a pillow face?

Pillow face is a direct play on the puffy, unattractive result of using too much facial filler or transferred fat. Another term often used to describe this overfilled look is chipmunky.

Does exercise make fillers go away?

Many of the injectable fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made of Hyaluronic Acid, which is a natural substance found in the body, will be absorbed by the body over time regardless of exercise.

Do fillers look better over time?

The Results Improve Over Time Even as the hyaluronic acid is processed by your body, healthy collagen and elastin grow at a more significant rate. This means you will see initial improvement nearly immediately. They will improve over six to eight weeks.

Why do fillers make you look older?

This use of fillers corrects some of the age related changes of the face in the ageing face. When this same filler is used on a face that has not yet aged it will distort normal anatomy and create unusual morphing of the face and cause you to look older!

Are fillers safer than Botox?

Dermal fillers carry the possibility of more risks and side effects than Botox. Severe side effects are rare. Moderate side effects usually go away within two weeks.

Why do fillers make you look puffy?

Filler works by inflating a pocket or space under the skin. Once the filler is gone (whether absorbed back into the body or chemically dissolved), that space will become empty leaving the tissues in a more stretched out position (think of sucking out the beans from a bean bag leaving it with an excess, sagging bag.

What does vascular occlusion feel and look like?

The two primary diagnostic symptoms of vascular occlusion are pain and changes in skin color. Immediate, severe, and disproportionate pain and acute onset of color changes blanching (or white spots/blotches) are an indication of arterial occlusion.

What are the first signs of impending necrosis?


  • Pain. 2 , 3 , 5 , 6 , 7 Severe pain is usually experienced by the patient when necrosis ensues. …
  • Prolonged blanching. 2 , 3 , 5 , 7
  • Dusky, purple discoloration. 5 , 7
  • Coolness. When the blood supply has been affected, the tissues are not being perfused, so the temperature of the skin will be reduced.

What does vascular occlusion look like in lips?

A) Vascular occlusion usually causes some pain or discomfort, but may only manifest itself by the appearance of blanching, bluish discoloration, or mottling of the skin. Anything that seems unusual even hours after dermal filler injection should be reported immediately to your treatment provider.

How do I know if I have necrosis?

Necrotic wounds will lead to discolouration of your skin. It usually gives a dark brown or black appearance to your skin area (where the dead cells are accumulated). Necrotic tissue color will ultimately become black, and leathery.

Is Blindness from fillers immediate?

Visual loss following embolization of dermal filler typically occurs within seconds of injection,7 although visual loss has been reported seven hours post-treatment in the case of a posterior ciliary artery occlusion. Complete loss of vision is the normal presentation, although there might be visual field defects.

Does necrosis look like a bruise?

Fat necrosis feels like a firm, round lump (or lumps) and is usually painless, but in some people it may feel tender or even painful. The skin around the lump may look red, bruised or occasionally dimpled.

Does massaging filler break it down?

Massage can encourage the filler to be broken up by the body more quickly. But in practice this still takes a long time (like weeks of daily vigorous massage) to improve the outcome.

Is 1ml of filler enough for lips?

It’s a common misconception that dermal filler is going to dramatically change your appearance with the very first treatment. In actual fact, 1ml of dermal filler is just enough to create a very subtle result that clients can then build upon over time (if that’s your goal).

Should I massage lip filler lumps?

If you can only feel the lumps and not see them, then panic even less, because this isn’t usually a problem. If you can see the lumps. Keep your eye on them. Perform gentle massage (only if recommended by your doctor) and if you can still see a lump at 2 weeks, contact your doctor.