Different fillers have different consistencies. Some fillers such as Restylane Lyft ® are much more structured like Jello, while Restylane Silk ® has a texture closer to water.
Thicker, more structured fillers can be injected deeper into the face, sometimes right over the bone. Here they provide a framework to create definition and projection. On the other hand, finer particle, softer fillers, are made to be placed right beneath the skin’s surface. Here, they can create an airbrushed look and ease fine lines, wrinkles, and smooth out the appearance of your lips and around your mouth.
If the more structured fillers are injected deep, they can do their job just fine. In contrast, if a more delicate, softer dermal filler is injected too deep, you may not notice much of a change in your appearance. Or, when you leave the office, you may see an improvement, but over the next few weeks, the filler can become “squished” and compressed by the overlying tissue, and the dermal filler may seem not to last as long. Keep in mind the dermal filler is still there, it is just not creating the desired look.