Filler Dissolving (Hyaluronidase)

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Treatment at a glance

Key benefit

Dissolve unwanted filler

Treatment time

15-30 minutes



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Continues to dissolve over 2 weeks

Filler Dissolving

Filler dissolving involves injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase to break down hyaluronic acid-based fillers, effectively reversing their effects. 

This procedure is valuable for correcting overfilled or uneven results, managing complications, and addressing dissatisfaction.

Hyaluronidase accelerates filler breakdown, swiftly restoring the pre-filler appearance. It’s essential in emergency cases, providing an efficient solution to adverse reactions or vascular occlusions. However, its use requires expertise, as dissolving too much filler can lead to volume loss. Consulting a skilled practitioner is vital to ensure safe, precise, and satisfying outcomes when considering Hyaluronidase Treatment.

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What is filler dissolving?

Filler dissolving is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of an enzyme called hyaluronidase to break down and dissolve hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used for facial enhancements, and this procedure reverses or adjusts the effects of the filler.

When might I consider filler dissolving?

You might consider filler reducing if you are unhappy with the results of a dermal filler treatment, have experienced complications, or wish to make adjustments to the appearance created by the filler. Common reasons include overfilling, asymmetry, or the desire to return to a more natural look.

How does filler dissolving work?

Hyaluronidase is injected into the area where the hyaluronic acid filler needs to be dissolved. It breaks down the filler molecules, allowing your body to naturally absorb and eliminate them over time.

Is the filler dissolving procedure painful?

The level of discomfort can vary from person to person, but most individuals report only mild discomfort during the procedure. Your healthcare provider may use a topical numbing cream or local anesthesia to minimize any pain.

How long does it take to see the results of filler dissolving?

Results are typically noticeable within a few days after the procedure, as the hyaluronic acid filler is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body.

Are there any complications or downtime associated with filler dissolving?

Some common complications may include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. These effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days. There is generally minimal downtime associated with the procedure, and you can often resume your normal activities shortly afterward.

Can filler dissolving be used for all types of fillers?

Hyaluronidase, the enzyme used for filler reducing, specifically targets hyaluronic acid fillers. It may not be effective for other types of fillers, such as those made from calcium hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid.

Is filler dissolving permanent?

The effects of filler dissolving are not typically permanent. Once the hyaluronic acid filler is broken down, your body naturally processes and eliminates it. If you desire a return to your original appearance, that is usually achievable over time.

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