Filler deposits may end up unintentionally in the SMAS or fascial layers of the skin. Very often this will not lead to adverse events, however, adverse events ( nodules, migration / redistribution impaired muscle movement and smiling and malar edema) are are often related to filler ending up in the SMAS or fascia.

Study the first image to recognize the different layers. If you are sure about the layers, swipe to the second image to view the answer (if applicable).


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