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Can filler in the cheeks/side cheeks moved or completely dispersed by massage?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: JuvedermCan filler in the cheeks/side cheeks moved or completely dispersed by massage?
A patient asked 4 years ago
I went to get filler in cheeks/side cheeks 4 days ago, and I went on the 4th day to the hairdresser who massaged my scalp as well as my top cheek near temple. I am really worried the filler in my cheeks has gone down now. Is that possible? Should I be worried that the filler has gone off from my face ?? Can filler be totally dispersed if massaged?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

Filler Moving by Massage

Hi and thank you for your question! The short answer is no, it is very unlikely for the filler to move or get dispersed a few days later by a simple massage. Of course if you are concerned, you should do a follow up with your physician. However, during the first few days of filler injection, swelling is very common and it is likely that you had some swelling during the first days that made the results of the filler look even more prominent and then the swelling started to go down around the same time that you got the massage and the coincidence of the two made you think that the massage made the filler go away, even though it was probably just the swelling that subsided. A follow up with your doctor at around two weeks following the injection and comparison of before and current pictures would be advisable if you are still concerned. I hope it helps and good luck!


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