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What happens when you get too much dermal filler in your face?

While the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments has many people believing they are risk-free, things can and do go wrong.  In the hands of someone who doesn’t fully understand the intricacies of facial anatomy, an injection in the wrong spot can not only cause unwanted puffiness. In the most severe cases, it can cause infection, nerve damage or even blindness.

Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses are highly trained in performing a range of injectable cosmetic treatments that achieve natural, refreshed results that mean you still look like you, only younger.

Tell-tale signs of when a person has had too much filler are:

 

The Pillow Face

The Pillow Face results from overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes.  Full cheeks are associated with youthfulness.  However, too much filler results in overly puffy cheeks, which look unnatural and in older female and male patients can make be inappropriate for their age.  The pursuit of the “apple cheeks” have also contributed to this syndrome.  Overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes obliterates the natural lid-cheek junction.  The whole mid-face becomes one continuous bulge, and the eyes become smaller, much like a pillow.

 

An Avatar Nose

Non-surgical nasal augmentation with fillers has become very common.  An aesthetically beautiful nose has specific characteristics: well-proportioned angles, a sharp tip, a straight dorsum, and good front-to-back projection.

Unfortunately, with fillers, there is a tendency to do too much, especially on the bridge.  This obliterates the nasofrontal angle (the angle between the forehead and the nose), resulting in an unnaturally high and broad nose bridge – like the blue Navi aliens in the movie “Avatar”.

 

A Bulging Forehead

Our foreheads, with the underlying bony skull, have natural contours – such as the eyebrow ridge.  Respecting these contours is essential.  For example, if you want to retain a natural look, you still need a flat or slightly concave area around a patient’s temples.  Unfortunately, in a person who has had too much filler injected into this region, their temples become rounded, making them look like they are about to burst. Nothing screams “I’ve had fillers” more than overly round facial contours.

 

A Witch’s Chin

A prominent, well-defined chin helps make a face more V-shaped and adds balance to the face.  However, injecting too much filler into the chin will leave the patient with an overly pointy and sharp chin, resembling a witch’s chin.

 

Bony Cheekbones

The Kardashians have taken contouring makeup to extremes – so why not create that highlight and shadow without makeup?  When fillers are performed correctly, they can shape a patient’s cheekbones, giving them more structure and definition.  However, when executed wrongly, they can create cheekbones that overly protrude, resulting in a face that looks somewhat distorted or out of proportion.

 

Filler fatigue

Filler works by inflating a pocket or space under the skin.  Once the filler is gone (whether absorbed back into the body or chemically dissolved), that space will become empty, leaving the tissues in a more stretched out position (think of sucking out the beans from a bean bag, leaving it with an excess, sagging bag.  Over time, the filler can also stretch and weigh down the skin.  This can lead to the need for more filler to be used in subsequent treatments.

 

How can you protect yourself from a bad result?

Most people don’t go to the trouble to educate themselves much on the cosmetic treatment they are having done, let alone ensuring that the medical practitioner they’ve chosen is appropriately qualified.

On another level, not every injectable practitioner has the aesthetic sensibilities to provide their patients with the best cosmetic result.  Think about it- if you handed a paintbrush to someone, not everyone could paint like Michelangelo or Leonardo de Vinci.  The same applies to fillers.  That is why Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses stand out. A Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse has an aesthetic eye with expert hands that are trained in the art of delivering beautiful yet natural results.

To find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected].