In most cases, these hyaluronic acid-based injectables make your facial features look more youthful and balanced. However, if you aren’t satisfied with the results of your dermal filler treatment, it can feel like an eternity waiting for the effects to disappear naturally. This type of situation is precisely when you may be able to benefit from dissolving filler treatment.

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What is Dissolving Filler?

Filler dissolving is a cosmetic treatment that involves dissolving dermal fillers after they’ve been injected into a patient’s skin. Although dermal fillers dissolve naturally over time, this treatment greatly accelerates the process for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their fillers. Filler dissolving treatment is also performed on patients who need to have their fillers removed due to certain complications or medical issues. 

How does Dissolving Filler Work?

The filler dissolving process can only be used for hyaluronic acid-based fillers, including Juvéderm, Restylane, and Voluma. The treatment is performed using hyaluronidase, which is a soluble protein enzyme capable of breaking down the hyaluronic acid found in these dermal fillers. When the hyaluronidase solution is injected into the skin, it works by breaking down the bonds that hold the hyaluronic acid molecules together. This encourages the body to reabsorb those molecules much sooner than they normally would, which effectively removes the dermal fillers.

Where can Dissolving Filler be Done?

Dermal fillers are most commonly dissolved in the lips. However, the treatment can also be used in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the forehead, and in other areas of the face.

Common Reasons for Dissolving Filler

There are several common reasons why patients choose to have their dermal fillers dissolved:

  • Filler Migration - Sometimes, the filler can move to different areas of the skin after being injected, which can disrupt the balance of your facial features.
  • Lumps or Bumps - Although dermal fillers are supposed to look smooth, they can sometimes develop unsightly lumps or bumps.
  • Medical Emergency - In very rare cases, a dermal filler may be accidentally injected into a blood vessel. This can result in tissue necrosis, making it important to dissolve the filler as quickly as possible

Benefits of Dissolving Filler

Filler dissolving treatment can provide a number of benefits for anyone who’s unsatisfied with the results of their dermal fillers. The most common benefits of the treatment include:

  • Corrects the appearance of subpar dermal filler results
  • Removes dermal fillers from the body in the case of complications or medical emergencies
  • Can improve the balance and proportions of the facial features
  • Increased self-confidence

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

If you’re interested in having your dermal fillers dissolved, the first step will be a consultation with one of our medical providers at Laser Cliniqúe. During this meeting, you’ll be asked about why you’d like to dissolve your fillers and what you’re hoping to achieve with the procedure. Your provider will also need to know about your current health, medical history, allergies, and medications to ensure that you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

The dissolving filler treatment is a relatively quick and simple procedure that’s typically performed on an outpatient basis. Before the treatment, your injector professional may apply a topical anesthetic to the area where your fillers are located. Next, they will use a very fine needle to inject the hyaluronidase solution into your skin. They may gently massage the treatment area to ensure that the solution is distributed evenly. In total, the treatment should only take around 15 to 30 minutes to complete. After your provider verifies that your body hasn’t had a strong reaction to the treatment, you should be able to return home immediately.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

Typically, there is no recovery downtime required after dissolving filler treatment. You should have no problem resuming your normal routine immediately after the procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Dissolving Filler?

Adults who are unsatisfied with the results of their dermal fillers or need to have their dermal fillers removed for other reasons could be candidates for dissolving filler. To be an ideal candidate for the treatment, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Have the desire to remove your dermal fillers either due to aesthetic reasons or medical complications
  • Have reasonable expectations for the treatment
  • Have no allergies to hyaluronidase
  • Not be currently pregnant or nursing

Are there any side Effects?

You will likely experience mild swelling and bruising after having your fillers dissolved, but these symptoms should subside within a few days. In rare cases, patients have experienced allergic reactions to the hyaluronidase.

How long will it Take for Your Fillers to Dissolve?

Most patients need one or two sessions of dissolving filler treatment to eliminate their dermal fillers. You may start to notice the results of the treatment in only a few days, but in some cases, the skin in the treatment area may temporarily look wrinkled, deflated, or loose before it returns to normal.

Why Choose Laser Cliniqúe for Dissolving Filler Treatment?

When you’re having dermal fillers dissolved, you’ll want the treatment to be performed by someone with skill, precision, and experience. At Laser Cliniqúe, you’ll be under the expert care of Dr. P. Alexander Ataii and the rest of our wonderful team. Dr. Ataii is a skincare specialist who has administered thousands upon thousands of injectable cosmetic treatments. He’ll go the extra mile to understand your personal aesthetic goals and provide you with wonderful, natural-looking results.


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