How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Are you thinking about trying dermal fillers for the first time? You probably have a lot of questions, and here at Beauty Now Laser & Skin Aesthetics, we’re happy to provide answers. The more you know, the more comfortable you’ll feel about your decision to have facial cosmetic treatment. So, ask away!

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “How do dermal fillers work once injected?” More specifically, potential patients want to know if facial fillers will move or migrate from the injection site.

The short answer is no, facial fillers won’t shift to another spot. While migration isn’t impossible, movement is highly unlikely with the right product and an experienced professional aesthetic artist.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers got their name because they work by filling in areas of lost facial volume. Several types are available, and though some are designed to target specific skin concerns, others offer a more wide-ranging benefit.

The latest, most advanced facial fillers work differently, but they’re all made from biocompatible ingredients. In other words, these cosmetic injectables are either formulated with substances found naturally in the body — such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite — or synthetic polymers proven safe for medical use, like poly-L-lactic acid.

Do Facial Fillers Move Once Injected?

Today’s facial fillers are safe — their biocompatibility ensures that side effects and complications are quite rare when injections are completed by a trained and skilled professional.

Movement or migration is incredibly uncommon with facial fillers. Some patients may have a bit of redness, swelling or bruising after getting cosmetic injections, but in our experience, fillers stay in place and offer positive enhanced results. To further minimize the risk, we advise against massaging or rubbing the treatment area and following all other aftercare instructions.

Can Dermal Fillers Work for You?

Facial fillers can improve the appearance of aging skin by eliminating wrinkles, erasing imperfections and restoring lost volume. However, to get natural-looking results, you’ll need to get cosmetic injections from a skilled and experienced professional aesthetic artist.

In addition, because we all have different skin concerns — each of us has a unique facial structure, after all — no single cosmetic treatment is right for everyone. Results from facial fillers can vary significantly among patients, so a professional evaluation is essential to determine the right cosmetic injectables and facial treatments to achieve your desired outcome.

If you’re ready to explore your options for facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation at Beauty Now Laser & Skin Aesthetics. Our team of professional aesthetic artists, led by Dr. Steven Mobley at Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Murray, Utah, can answer your questions about facial fillers and give you expert advice on the best approach to younger-looking skin.

To discuss dermal fillers with the professionals at Beauty Now, contact our Salt Lake City office and schedule a consultation today.

NOTE: The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for personal advice from an experienced cosmetic surgeon, nurse injector or master aesthetician.