Dermal Fillers

What Happens When Fillers Wear Off

When fillers wear off, the result is usually a thinning of the skin. The area will look more like it does without filler and may have some redness or swelling. The initial colour will also change from an unnaturally dark to a more normal tone. If fillers are used in areas with natural pigmentation, such as on the lips and nose, this can cause a brownish discolouration. It is because the filler was placed into deeper layers of pigment. However, if this happens on the cheeks or chin, it may be possible to remove this extra pigment with laser resurfacing treatments.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an alternative to injectable fillers. They are used in areas where a patient may not be able to undergo a facelift or where the skin needs tightening or correction. Dermal fillers are made from synthetic polymers injected into the dermis, the second layer of tissue underneath the epidermis. Dermal fillers can improve facial contours, such as wrinkles, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and periocular fat. They can also be used for lip enhancement, improving nose shape, and filling in lips that are thinned from smoking or ageing.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

  • Non-invasive procedure – no incisions are required for injections
  • Easier recovery time – no anaesthesia is required for injection
  • Injections can be repeated as needed – once a person has received their initial treatment with dermal filler, additional treatments can be performed at intervals as long as two months apart

Forms of Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Filler Injections (Submission)

Faivre et al. (2021) stated that this procedure involves injecting tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid into wrinkles or folds in the skin. The amount injected depends on how much is needed to smooth out wrinkles or restore volume where it has been lost due to ageing or loss of fat tissue over time. Hyaluronic acid injections can also reduce swelling after the cosmetic treatment procedure.

Lip Filler Wearing Off

When lip fillers wear off, they can leave the lips feeling dry and cracked. It’s important to know how long it will take for the lip filler to be absorbed into the skin and what one can do to minimize the appearance of this effect.When lip fillers are first injected, they may be visible or hidden under the surface of the lip tissue. Over time, however, they may become more pronounced as they are absorbed into the subcutaneous layer (the outermost layer of the skin). It can happen anywhere from a few months to a year after injection.Reilly & Lozano (2021) explained that dryness and cracking on the lips are due to the loss of volume in the dermal layer (the second layer) and an increase in collagen synthesis by fibroblasts. It happens because these cells are stimulated by lip filler products that contain histamine or other agents that promote collagen synthesis.There are a few different ways lip fillers can wear off. The most common way is through the skin, which can cause your lips to look puffy and bruised or even scabbed over. If one experiences this, it’s best to see the cosmetic doctor as soon as possible so they can determine whether or not one will need additional treatment.

Gaikwad et al. (2015) stated that lip fillers could wear off by turning into some hard lump that doesn’t dissolve when you eat or drink. It usually happens because there wasn’t enough filler in the first place, but sometimes it can result from poor placement techniques or improper care during healing.Lastly, if the lips are very swollen after getting lip fillers done, it could be because of blood clots or an infection in the area where the filler was injected. The cosmetic doctor can tell from looking at how severe this is by seeing how much bruising there is around the injection site. If they see anything, there should be a concern for infection or other serious problems such as cellulitis or deep tissue infection (DTE).

What Happens When Cheek Fillers Wear off?

Ablon (2016) explained that when cheek fillers wear off, one may notice a change in the appearance of their cheeks. It is normal and expected. The most common change is a more natural colour to the skin tone. As cheek fillers slowly fade, other changes may also occur.If onehas had cheek fillers in the past, it is important to know what to expect when they wear off. In some cases, this can be a positive experience for those who have experienced problems with previous fillers. Still, others may experience more trouble with their skin after the filler wears off.


The results can be long-term in the case of semi-permanent cosmetics, such as cheek implants and brow fillers. Sometimes, people may need to have their cheeks reconstructed completely if they have been overfilled.In other cases, fillers can build up in the cheeks and cause them to sag. It can cause people to look older than their actual age.It is important to remember that cosmetic treatment does not guarantee one will look younger. It depends on how much filler one uses, how thick it is, what shape it is, and how it is applied to the face. If a facial filler does not work for you because it’s too heavy or doesn’t last long enough, then talk to an aesthetician about a different treatment option that will give you better results.

FAQs about Fillers

Will One Look Natural with Lip Fillers?

One can look naturally at lip fillers if the right amount of filler is used and injected into the specific lip tissue. It can result in a beautiful, youthful and natural outcome.

What Are Some Side Effects of Lip Fillers?

Generally, lip fillers are termed safe. Some common lip filler reactions are swelling, bruising, redness, itching and tenderness. They occur in mild form and can spontaneously be solved within two to three days.

Which Type of Lip Filler Is Good?

The choice of lip filler will depend on the individual, the treatment goals and the patient’s facial anatomy. One can book a consultation forum with their cosmetic doctor to discuss such matters.


Ultimately, cosmetic doctors will continue to educate patients about fillers’ possible side effects and their expected use duration. Overall, filler injections can be a safe way to address facial imperfections. However, patients should know the risks associated with filler injections and seek advice from a qualified physician about their personal health history.


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Faivre, J., Gallet, M., Tremblais, E., Trévidic, P., & Bourdon, F. (2021). Advanced concepts in rheology for the evaluation of hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue fillers. Dermatologic Surgery47(5), e159.

Gaikwad, P. S., Pimpodkar, N. V., Indalkar, Y. R., & Godase, A. S. (2015). Role of Dental and Healthcare Professionals in Preventing Oral Cancer. Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences5(4), 239-246.

Reilly, D. M., & Lozano, J. (2021). Skin collagen through the life stages: Importance for skin health and beauty. Plastic and Aesthetic Research8, 2.

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