While dermal fillers have become a popular choice for non-surgical facial enhancements, the ability to reverse or adjust these treatments has gained significance. Filler dissolving, a procedure that allows the removal or modification of previously injected fillers, has become a valuable tool in the hands of skilled practitioners.
Understanding Filler Dissolving:
Filler dissolving, technically known as hyaluronidase treatment, involves the use of an enzyme called hyaluronidase to break down and dissolve hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, commonly used in fillers to add volume and address wrinkles. Hyaluronidase accelerates the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, allowing for the swift reversal of filler effects.
Uses of Filler Dissolving:
Correcting Overfilling or Uneven Results:
Filler dissolving is employed to address cases of overfilling or uneven distribution of fillers, helping restore a more balanced and natural appearance.
In rare instances, complications such as nodules, lumps, or vascular compromise may arise from filler injections. Filler dissolving can be instrumental in resolving these issues promptly.
As individual preferences and facial features evolve, some individuals may desire adjustments to their initial filler treatment. Filler dissolving allows for precise modifications without the need for invasive procedures.
The filler dissolving procedure involves the following steps:
A comprehensive consultation with the practitioner to discuss the desired adjustments and assess the current state of the treated area.
Administration of Hyaluronidase:
Hyaluronidase is strategically injected into the areas containing hyaluronic acid fillers. The enzyme works rapidly to break down the filler substance.
Monitoring and Adjustments:
Rebecca monitors the dissolving process and may make additional adjustments as needed to achieve the desired outcome.
Considerations and Safety:
Timing: Filler dissolving is most effective when performed shortly after the initial filler injection. However, it can still be effective months or even years later.
Gradual Process: The dissolving process is not instantaneous. It may take a few days for the effects to become noticeable, and multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.
Potential Side Effects: While filler dissolving is generally safe, there can be mild side effects such as swelling or redness at the injection site. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own.