Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular over the years as a way to enhance one’s appearance by restoring volume to certain areas of the face. However, there are times when the results of dermal fillers may not be satisfactory, or the patient may experience complications such as lumps, bumps, or asymmetry. In such cases, the use of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, can be used to dissolve dermal fillers and restore a more natural appearance.
Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid are commonly used to restore volume to areas of the face such as the cheeks, lips, and under eyes. However, if the filler is not placed correctly, or you’re not happy with the result, hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the filler.
The process of dissolving dermal fillers with hyaluronidase is a simple and quick procedure that can be done in clinic. The area to be treated is first cleaned and prepped, and a small amount of hyaluronidase is injected into the area where the filler was placed. The enzyme works quickly to break down the hyaluronic acid in the filler, causing it to dissolve and be absorbed by the body.
It is important to note that not all fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase. Only hyaluronic acid-based fillers can be dissolved with this enzyme. Other types of fillers, such as those made from calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-L-lactic acid, cannot be dissolved in this way and may require other methods to remove them.
I only use dermal fillers which are based on Hyaluronic Acid because they have this extra safety net.
The use of hyaluronidase to dissolve dermal fillers is generally considered safe and effective when done by a trained medical professional. However, as with any medical procedure, there is a risk of side effects such as swelling, bruising, and infection. You would go through a consultation and consent process before undergoing the procedure, this is when you’d discuss any concerns and expectations.
If youre unhappy with your dermal filler treatment / result always go back to your original injector and see if they can rectify it. You should always know exactly what has been injected too, keep a record of this.
In conclusion, hyaluronidase is an effective and safe way to dissolve hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers when the desired results are not achieved, or complications arise. Always work with a trained medical professional to ensure that you receive safe and effective treatment.
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