The quest for a fuller, more youthful facial appearance has led to an increase in the popularity of fillers in recent years.
Because as we age, our production of collagen declines, our fat pads decrease, and bony resorption due to changes in hormone levels and cell activity can all lead to volume loss and bone deterioration.
And while fillers can be an excellent way to enhance the face and achieve a more youthful appearance, there are instances where overfilled lips and migrating lip fillers, for example, can result in unsatisfactory outcomes.
Understanding the causes behind these issues, such as using too much filler too quickly or choosing the wrong type of filler, is crucial for patients considering filler augmentation.
In this article, we will explore these factors and discuss how to choose the right filler for the job to ensure optimal results.
When Good Fillers Go Wrong
Overfilling the face with dermal fillers can lead to a range of potential dangers and complications, making it essential to approach facial enhancement with caution and seek treatment from qualified medical professionals.
Some of the dangers of overfilling the face include:
Overfilling can result in an unnatural and "overdone" look, significantly altering the patient's facial proportions and features.
Swelling and Bruising:
Excessive filler can cause significant swelling and bruising, leading to discomfort and extended downtime.
Migration and Asymmetry:
Overfilled areas may experience filler migration, causing uneven or asymmetrical results.
Compromised Facial Expressions:
Overfilling certain areas, such as the cheeks or temples, can impede natural facial expressions and movements.
In extreme cases, overfilling can compress nerves, leading to temporary or even permanent nerve damage.
Overfilling increases the risk of vascular complications, such as blocked blood vessels, which can have severe consequences if not promptly addressed.
Infection and Abscess Formation:
Overfilling can create an environment conducive to infection or abscess formation.
Overfilling can restrict blood flow, leading to tissue death (skin necrosis) in the affected area.
Long-Term Aesthetic Issues:
Correcting overfilled areas can be challenging and may require additional treatments or surgical interventions.
Unsatisfactory results from overfilling can lead to emotional distress, affecting the individual's self-esteem and body image.
The Role of Injector Technique
Proper injector technique plays a significant role in avoiding overfilled lips and achieving a balanced, harmonious look.
Experienced and skilled medical professionals understand the importance of incremental changes, opting for a conservative approach to ensure the patient's satisfaction.
Gradual adjustments over multiple sessions allow for fine-tuning and ensure that the outcome aligns with the patient's preferences while maintaining natural aesthetics.
Choosing the Right Filler For The Job
Selecting the appropriate filler type is crucial for achieving desirable and long-lasting results.
Different fillers have varying consistencies, densities, and durations, making them more suitable for specific areas of the face.
For lip augmentation, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are commonly used due to their biocompatibility, versatility, and ability to be reversed if necessary.
In some cases, patients may receive permanent fillers, such as silicone or polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). These types of fillers, however, pose a higher risk of migration and complications over time, as they do not degrade like HA fillers. Permanent fillers may lead to irreversible consequences and are generally discouraged by reputable medical professionals.
At Bespoke, we offer the following dermal fillers:
Revanesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe facial folds and for adding volume to the lips. This dermal filler is particularly beneficial for nasolabial folds and lips. The treatment offers long-lasting results, with results lasting for up to one year potentially.
Restylane Kysse is FDA-approved for treating wrinkles around the lips and for lip augmentation. The dermal filler features fine molecules, making it optimal for treating concerns associated with the lips. Kysse results can last up to one year.
Restylane Refyne is well adept at treating lines and wrinkles where facial movements are frequent. Refyne is a good choice if you seek to treat nasolabial folds and / or marionette lines, lips and perioral lines.
Restylane Defyne is also a flexible dermal filler that can treat lines and wrinkles where facial movements are frequent. Common concerns that Defyne is utilized to improve are laugh lines and marionette lines. This dermal filler is also utilized for treating an uneven jawline and chin.
As the name suggests, Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler that is meant to add volume, providing a lift where volume loss is apparent. Patients with flat cheeks and an uneven jawline can add more youthful contours to their facial structure by undergoing a Restylane Lyft dermal filler treatment.
Restylane Contour is a dermal filler used in cosmetic procedures to enhance facial contours and restore volume. Composed of hyaluronic acid, it's injected beneath the skin to sculpt and define features like cheeks, jawline, and chin.
Restylane Eyelights is a specialized dermal filler designed for under-eye rejuvenation. It contains hyaluronic acid and is gently injected to reduce the appearance of dark circles, hollows, and fine lines around the eyes. By restoring volume and promoting hydration, it creates a refreshed and more youthful eye contour.
The Bespoke Difference
At Bespoke Rx, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and guidance, ensuring they make informed choices that align with their individual goals.
We strive to educate our patients, empowering them to make informed decisions that align with their unique goals. By choosing reputable providers and FDA-approved products, patients can embark on their aesthetic journey with confidence, knowing they are in the hands of skilled professionals dedicated to achieving natural-looking and harmonious results.
For other ways to improve your overall appearance and restore your confidence, please schedule a consultation with Bespoke Rx or call us at (813) 203-6196.