20 Dec 2021

How to Steer Clear of Migration and Spreading with Lip Filler

How do Lip Fillers work?

Who doesn’t love luscious lips? Whether your preference is natural and subtle, Russian or a little more noticeable lip fillers help bring those lips of your dream to reality. Dermal fillers can create a more defined pout, bigger lips and a mouth that brims with the fullness of youth. Under the right clinician fillers can boost your confidence significantly and have a massive boost on your self-esteem and mental wellbeing.

Lip fillers are one of our most popular treatments as we’re trusted by many for using only high-grade premium product and our highly skilled staff. Sadly, not every clinic is the same or indeed every injector the same – meaning sometimes things can go wrong. With poor injection technique leading to migration – when the filler spreads to places it shouldn’t be, or the dreaded “duck lips” or “trout pout”.

To help understand how filler migration can happen it is important to find out why lip fillers are used and how they work. The majority of modern lip fillers contain a substance called Hyaluronic Acid; a naturally occurring substance which aids the body in retaining water. Hyaluronic acid is used within dermal fillers to enhance the shape and volume of your lips.

Lip fillers are extremely popular in celebrity culture – the most recognisable celebrities who have had lip fillers are the likes of Kendall & Kylie Jenner.


Lip Filler Spreading & Migration

The poor practice and inappropriate administration of lip fillers can result in clients having a lot of pain, discomfort, improper shape of lips or loss in confidence. The most frequent consequence of poor administration of lip filler is migration. In the world of Aesthetics, migration refers to the process in which lip filler migrates or spreads to another part of the body where it is not meant to be – this leaves clients with a loss in confidence and perhaps not the results they wanted.

It is important to keep in mind that these are risks of lip fillers which can accidently happen, however, it can normally be avoided by ensuring the following list of things to bear in mind:

  • It is essential that an appropriate amount of filler is used and is client specific. The biggest advantage of injectable fillers is that the Aesthetic Practitioner can control how much filler is being injected and focus on what areas require it the most. Migration occurs often due to parts of the body being overfilled with filler and it migrates to other areas. It is important to let your practitioner know if you have had filler before.
  • Choose a reputable Aesthetic Practitioner. This is one of the most important factors to consider as it is important when booking to have your lips done that your practitioner has a vast knowledge of facial anatomy, they have credentials and have the adequate training to administer facial fillers.
  • Follow aftercare instructions. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your practitioner as it will aid the healing process.
  • Ensure that the practitioner that you choose uses trusted brands. The properties of different lip fillers differ greatly and can provide different results. It is important to ask your practitioner what products they use and find out if they understand what the products do.


Here at Aesthetics Ayrshire, we pride ourselves on being fully trained on how to administer Fillers safely and effectively. We use only the best products within our clinic using an EU Premium filler called Stylage. To book in with a practitioner that you can trust and expect great results from please visit our website or alternatively call us on 01292288701.