Filler Dissolving

Dr. Laura Geige's Approach to Bespoke Treatment Plans

Filler dissolving is a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a substance called hyaluronidase into the skin to break down or dissolve previously injected dermal filler. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, which is the main ingredient in many types of dermal fillers.

Filler dissolving is typically used as a corrective measure when a patient is not satisfied with the results of their previous filler treatment. It can also be used in cases where there are complications, such as overcorrection, lumps, or unevenness. By dissolving the filler, the healthcare professional can adjust the results and achieve a more natural-looking outcome.

The procedure involves injecting small amounts of hyaluronidase into the treated area using a fine needle. The results of filler dissolving are usually immediate, and the treated area may appear smoother and more natural-looking.

It’s important to note that not all types of fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Non-hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Sculptra or Radiesse, cannot be dissolved using this method. It’s always a good idea to discuss your options with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action for your specific needs and concerns.

Dissolving filler using hyaluronidase is a generally safe and well-tolerated procedure. The treatment is typically not very painful, and most patients report only mild discomfort during the injection process. However, like with any injection, there may be some temporary redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated area.

The discomfort associated with the procedure can vary depending on individual pain tolerance, the amount of filler to be dissolved, and the location of the treatment area. In some cases, a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize any discomfort during the injection.

Minimal Downtime and Rapid Results:

Following the treatment, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, or minor bruising at the injection sites, but rest assured, these side effects are typically mild and swiftly resolve. There is minimal downtime associated with the Bunny Line treatment, enabling you to promptly resume your regular activities.

Long-lasting Radiance:

Results from the Bunny Line treatment become noticeable within days to a week, with the full effects becoming evident within a couple of weeks. The duration of the results may vary depending on individual factors but generally last for several months. To sustain the desired outcome, repeat treatments may be recommended as the effects gracefully wear off.

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About FILLER DISSOLVING

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that is used to dissolve hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. It works by breaking down the hyaluronic acid molecules, which allows the filler to be rapidly metabolized and eliminated by the body. Hyaluronidase is commonly used in the event of over-filling or migration of a hyaluronic acid-based filler. It can also be used to correct asymmetry or to adjust the results of a previous filler treatment. However, it is important to note that not all fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, and the use of this enzyme should only be performed by a trained and experienced medical professional.

Consultation: During the consultation, you will discuss your concerns with the healthcare professional performing the treatment. They will assess your skin and determine if you are a good candidate for filler dissolving.

Preparation: The treatment area will be cleansed and prepared for the injection. In some cases, a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the skin and minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

Injection: The healthcare professional will inject small amounts of hyaluronidase into the treated area using a fine needle. The hyaluronidase will break down the previously injected filler, allowing it to be absorbed by the body.

Assessment: The healthcare professional will assess the treated area and may perform additional injections to ensure that the filler is evenly dissolved.

Aftercare: After the procedure, you may be given instructions on how to care for the treated area. This may include avoiding strenuous exercise or exposure to sunlight for a period of time.

The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour, and you can typically resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. The results of filler dissolving are usually immediate, and the treated area may appear smoother and more natural-looking.

It’s important to note that the amount of hyaluronidase used and the number of injections needed will vary depending on the amount of filler to be dissolved and the individual’s response to the treatment. It’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who has experience using hyaluronidase and who can recommend the best course of action for your individual needs and concerns.

After having filler dissolved, it’s generally recommended to wait at least two weeks before getting the area refilled with new filler. This allows time for the hyaluronidase to fully break down the previous filler and for any swelling or redness to subside.

It’s also important to note that the timing for refilling the area with filler may depend on several factors, including the type of filler used, the amount of filler that was dissolved, and the individual’s skin type and response to treatment. Your healthcare professional can give you more specific guidance on when it is safe to have the area refilled with new filler based on your individual situation.

It’s always a good idea to communicate openly with your healthcare professional about your goals and concerns, and to follow their aftercare instructions carefully to help ensure the best possible outcome from your filler treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

An intradermal or patch test for hyaluronidase is often recommended before undergoing filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase. This is because hyaluronidase can cause an allergic reaction in some people, which may result in itching, swelling, redness, or other symptoms.

The intradermal or patch test involves applying a small amount of hyaluronidase to a small area of the skin, typically on the inside of the forearm. The skin is then monitored for any signs of an allergic reaction, such as redness, itching, or swelling. The test usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

If you experience a reaction to the hyaluronidase during the test, it may indicate that you are allergic to the enzyme and should not undergo filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase. In this case, your healthcare professional may recommend an alternative treatment or suggest further testing to determine the cause of the reaction.

It’s important to note that not everyone requires an intradermal or patch test for hyaluronidase, and the need for testing may depend on several factors, including your medical history and any previous allergic reactions you may have had. Your healthcare professional can give you more specific guidance on whether an intradermal or patch test is recommended for you based on your individual situation.

While hyaluronidase is generally considered safe and effective for most people, it is not suitable for everyone. Hyaluronidase should not be used in individuals who are allergic to the enzyme or any other ingredients in the injection.

Additionally, individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their healthcare professional before undergoing filler-dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase, but we do recommend avoiding this treatment if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Hyaluronidase should also be used with caution in individuals who have a history of allergies or autoimmune disorders, as it may trigger an immune response or exacerbate underlying health conditions.

As with any medical treatment, it’s important to discuss your medical history and any concerns you may have with your healthcare professional before undergoing filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase. They can help determine if hyaluronidase is a suitable treatment for you and recommend any necessary precautions or alternatives based on your individual needs and circumstances.

As with any medical procedure, there are potential side effects associated with filler dissolving with hyaluronidase. Some of the most common side effects include:

Swelling: It’s common to experience some swelling and redness in the treated area after the procedure. This usually subsides within a few days.

Bruising: Bruising is another common side effect of filler dissolving treatment. It may appear as discoloration, tenderness, or small lumps under the skin, but typically resolves on its own within a few days.

Pain or discomfort: Some individuals may experience pain or discomfort during the injection process, although a topical anesthetic may be used to minimize any discomfort.

Allergic reaction: In rare cases, some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to hyaluronidase, which can cause itching, swelling, or redness.

Infection: As with any injection, there is a small risk of infection, although this can be minimized by ensuring that the injection is performed in a sterile environment.

It’s important to note that the severity and frequency of these side effects may vary depending on the individual and the extent of the treatment. In most cases, any side effects will be temporary and resolve on their own within a few days to a week.

If you experience any unusual or persistent symptoms after undergoing filler dissolving treatment, it’s important to contact your healthcare professional for further evaluation and treatment.

The timing for seeing results after filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase may vary depending on several factors, including the type and amount of filler that was used, as well as the individual’s skin type and response to treatment.

In general, some individuals may notice a significant improvement in the appearance of the treated area immediately after the injection of hyaluronidase, while others may see more gradual improvement over the course of a few days to a week.

It’s important to note that while hyaluronidase can break down filler relatively quickly, it may take some time for the skin to fully heal and for any swelling or redness to subside. In some cases, it may take a few weeks to see the full results of filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase.

Your healthcare professional can give you more specific guidance on what to expect after undergoing filler dissolving treatment and when you can expect to see results based on your individual situation. They can also provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome from your treatment.

The effects of filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase are typically long-lasting, although the duration may vary depending on several factors, including the type and amount of filler that was used, as well as the individual’s skin type and response to treatment.

In general, the effects of filler dissolving treatment may last several months to a year or more. However, the duration of the effects may be shorter if the individual continues to receive filler injections or if they have an underlying medical condition that affects the skin’s ability to heal.

It’s important to note that while hyaluronidase can break down filler relatively quickly, it may take some time for the skin to fully heal and for any swelling or redness to subside. In some cases, it may take a few weeks to see the full results of filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase.

Your healthcare professional can give you more specific guidance on what to expect after undergoing filler dissolving treatment and when you may need to repeat the treatment based on your individual situation. They can also provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions to help ensure the best possible outcome from your treatment.

The goal of filler dissolving treatment with hyaluronidase is to restore a more natural appearance to the treated area by reducing the appearance of overfilled or unevenly filled areas. In most cases, the use of hyaluronidase to dissolve filler will not result in an unnatural appearance, but rather in a more balanced and refreshed look.

However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there is always a risk of side effects or complications that could impact the final outcome of the treatment. For example, if too much hyaluronidase is used or if the injection is not placed correctly, it could result in an uneven or unnatural appearance.

To minimize the risk of complications and ensure the best possible outcome from filler dissolving treatment, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare professional who has experience with the use of hyaluronidase for this purpose. They can assess your individual situation and recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations about what filler dissolving treatment can achieve. While it can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of overfilled or unevenly filled areas, it may not be able to completely reverse the effects of previous filler injections or other cosmetic treatments.

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