#FillerMigration Is Trending on TikTok—6 Things Injectors Want You to Know

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 2.6 million people receive injectable filler in the United States each year. That’s a lot of people and a lot of filler. While the term itself is thrown around quite often, many people might not realize it’s an umbrella term. Take it from Konstantin Vasyukevich, M.D., a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in New York. He says what we call “filler” encompasses a variety of “substances injected into the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance facial features.”

It’s not just restoring volume and smoothing wrinkles, though. “Dermal fillers are used to treat a large variety of facial concerns,” explains Janae Kirby, an aesthetic registered nurse at The Things We Do in Venice, California. “Some include, anatomical changes in our skin, fat, muscle, and bone, that contribute to familiar signs of aging. Others use these dermal fillers to help facilitate symmetry, support specific facial structures, or treat an insecurity of theirs ( i.e. small lips, chin recession, acne scars).” So, yeah, the benefits of fillers are undeniable.