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How to Correct Lip Filler Migration and Refill the Lips Safely

Lip filler migration is a common problem that many patients face after getting lip injections. This occurs when the filler moves beyond the vermillion border and gives the appearance of a “filler mustache.” There are several reasons why filler migration can happen, but the good news is that it can be corrected with the help of hyaluronidase. In this article, we will discuss how to correct lip filler migration and safely refill the lips.

Correcting Lip Filler Migration

  1. Dissolving the old filler
  • Hyaluronidase is the most effective way to dissolve old filler
  • Waiting 4 weeks after the final dissolving session is recommended before replacing filler
  1. Don’t try to add more filler in a case of migration
  • Attempting to place additional filler will only exacerbate the situation
  • The risk of replacing filler sooner is that it will migrate through the open channels and lead to the same problem

Refilling the Lips Safely

  1. Consider product selection
  • If the patient has had the same product repeatedly injected over the years, switching to a different product may be a good idea
  1. Technique matters
  • Placing product in vertical struts can increase the risk of migration
  • For patients who have had migration with a previous right-angle technique, this technique should be avoided upon refilling the lips
  1. Quantity and timeline are important
  • Too much filler placed in one visit or filler visits booked too closely together can increase the risk of migration
  • Slow and steady wins the race – take your time and go slow to avoid overfilling the lips

Correcting Filler Migration and Refill Safely

Correcting lip filler migration and refilling the lips safely requires careful consideration of product selection, technique, quantity, and timeline. With the right approach and the help of hyaluronidase, patients can achieve beautiful and natural-looking results that they can be proud of.