Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. From laser hair removal to dermal fillers and dermaplaning, we provide a range of high quality and effective aesthetic procedures. And this is our guide to everything you should know about dissolving and removing dermal fillers safely.
Why do people want dermal fillers removed?
There are a number of common reasons why people opt to have their dermal fillers removed or dissolved, without waiting for the hyaluronic acid to be utilised by the body. These reasons include:
- Too much dermal filler – it is very common for people who have had dermal filler injections from someone who is not qualified or registered, to have too much dermal filler injected into the area. Whether this is lip filler or cheek filler, too much in one area can unbalance the face and simply won’t create a realistic, natural effect. In this instance, part of the dermal filler can be dissolved to repair the imbalance, or the dermal fillers can be removed completely.
- The filler has moved – dermal filler injections need to be 100% precise. Unfortunately, for those who have experienced botched fillers, this precision can be slightly off. In some circumstances, this means that the dermal filler can be moved around by simple muscle movements, particularly around the mouth or eyes. This can create bumps and lumps where there shouldn’t be, and this filler will need to be dissolved to fix this.
- Unhappy with the results – a small number of people aren’t happy with the results of their dermal filler injections and will opt to have these dissolved professionally, rather than waiting for them to be metabolised.
What do you need to know about dissolving dermal fillers?
Dissolving dermal fillers is a process that involves injecting hyaluronidase into the dermal filler area. This is an enzyme that can dissolve hyaluronic acid quickly and effectively. Hyaluronidase is also found naturally in the body, just like hyaluronic acid. However, there are some things you should know, including:
- You may need multiple treatments – for botched dermal fillers in large areas like the lips or cheeks, or those in very sensitive areas like around the eyes, it may be necessary to have multiple sessions for dissolving the hyaluronic acid. This means you may not feel as though the problem has been resolved initially, but you can be sure of success after additional treatments.
- Your own hyaluronic acid shouldn’t be affected – the hyaluronic acid your body naturally possess shouldn’t be affected negatively by the hyaluronidase. This is why we use a slow and steady approach for the dissolving injections, to ensure that your body is not adversely affected by the removal process.
- Some people can be allergic – Hyaluronidase is a substance that is also found in bee venom. So if you are allergic to bees, you may also be allergic to hyaluronidase treatment. This means that if you aren’t sure if you’re allergic to bees, you should probably check with your doctor, and have a patch test on your forearm to check for any allergy indicators like redness and swelling.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.