Injectable fillers are widely-used to address a number of cosmetic issues – they provide a way to increase the volume and resiliency of the skin in cases where the skin has become loose or wrinkled. They can also be used to recontour parts of the face caused by injury, scarring, or just cosmetic preference.
Lip recontouring is an especially popular use for injectable fillers. Specially formulated injectable fillers are typically used on the lips – these fillers have a smooth texture and can be readily molded to allow lips to be plumped up or to increase the definition of the lips.
Minimizing Lump Development
It’s possible for the filler to migrate after application, and it’s possible for lumps to develop after treatment. They can also be caused by swelling or bruising following treatment, as well as blood pooling in extreme cases.
Fortunately, these cases are rare, and in most cases, the problem will disappear after a few days. You can help to accelerate the healing process by cooling the affected area using a cold compress or an ice pack.
Correcting Persistent Lumps
In cases where the lumps do not resolve themselves, you should contact your practitioner. They will be able to determine the cause and supply appropriate corrective measures. In most cases, careful massaging can be used to redistribute the filler and smooth out most lumps that occur. In more extreme cases, the practitioner may opt to use another injectable product to correct the problem.
Correcting Fillers Overuse
Most injectable fillers use hyaluronic acid, and in cases where excess filler has been applied, your practitioner can correct the situation by using a different product that actually breaks down the previously injected filler. Obviously, this would only be done in extreme cases, but it does allow the overuse of fillers to be easily corrected.
Treating Painful Side Effects
You should contact your practitioner if you experience pain or extreme discomfort after treatment – there are rare cases when allergic reactions to the injectable filler develop. These situations can be treated using a number of products, including oral or injectable steroids.
Choosing the Right Practitioner
Injectable fillers are widely available, but you should select your practitioner with care. Applying the right amount of filler is crucial to creating an attractive and natural look, and over-application of lip fillers is very common. Choosing a practitioner who combines medical qualifications with extensive experience in applying injectable fillers will maximize your chance of achieving the best results and minimize your chance of developing unwanted side effects.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified and highly experienced in applying injectable fillers. We can provide expert advice on the best techniques to address your particular concerns and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our procedures. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.