Injectable fillers are a popular way to add volume and definition to the face, but it's important to know how to care for them after treatment. Massaging the treated areas can be beneficial in some cases, but it can also cause the filler to break down or migrate. It's important to understand the type of filler used and how your body reacts to it before massaging the area. When it comes to thinner areas of skin, such as the lips or lower eyelids, massaging can be beneficial. However, massaging too much can cause the filler to break down and reduce volume.
It can also cause the filler to migrate, resulting in an uneven or bulging appearance. The type of filler used for lip treatment is also important. Some fillers, such as Sculptra, are designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin and may be more susceptible to breakage if they are massaged or manipulated too much after treatment. Traditional lip fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are designed to add volume and definition to the lips and are less likely to break with a gentle massage. The time it takes for filling to break down can vary from person to person; some people may notice that the filler begins to break down after a few days, while others may notice that it lasts for several months. It's important to remember that the filler is a non-absorbable material and is designed to stay where it is placed on the body.
It doesn't break down over time, as some types of dermal fillers do. Depending on the filler injected and the type of treatment performed, the results usually last between 9 and 18 months; however, some cheek fillers can last up to 24 months. If you're considering getting injectable fillers, it's important to find an experienced technician who can provide you with advice on how best to care for your skin after treatment. At Flawless Salon and Medical Spa in Butte, MT, we offer dermal filler consultations so you can get all the information you need before making a decision.