Can facial fillers be removed?

Unfortunately, the popularity of dermal fillers has prompted anyone with a needle to get into the filler injection business. Often, there are poorly trained or inexperienced injectors who perform medical treatments to unsuspecting patients. The tragic end result is that many of these treatments are “failed”. Fortunately, there are a handful of options for correcting bad filler treatments.

In some cases, a bad result is simply due to the fact that the filling is misplaced. It is possible to add small amounts of strategically placed filler to reshape and contour the injected area for a beautiful result. This takes advantage of the pre-placed filling volume and does not require a complete re-start or replacement of the entire product. In other cases where the hyaluronic acid filler has been incorrectly injected into the wrong tissue layer or when the area has been overfilled, the filler must be removed or reduced.

Fortunately, we have a product called Hylenex (hyaluronidase) that can dissolve hyaluronic acid-based fillers in a matter of hours. This injection is placed directly into unpleasant collections of filler to remove part or all of the filling. It takes experience to know how much Hylenex should be placed in a given area, but the dose can be adjusted so that from a small amount of filler to the entire syringe can be drawn in one treatment session. The right approach requires a deep discussion between the two of you to know exactly how much Hylenex should place in which area of the face.

Choosing to reverse a hyaluronidase filler treatment is very low risk, and any filler injections you undergo later will not be affected. If you've been thinking about trying dermal fillers, you might have heard of celebrities who recently chose to dissolve their fillers. For example, some patients make the mistake of entrusting their treatment to a novice or unqualified professional, and end up paying for it when the doctor injects too much filler, places the filler in the wrong place, or does not properly handle the filler to produce symmetrical results. In certain patients, a steroid shot may help reverse the effects of some of these fillers to some extent, but the only sure way to “undo the results of these fillers” is to wait for the body to absorb them.

Over time, the filler will be metabolized, at which point you might even decide to undergo another round of dermal filler injections. Over the years, the popularity of dermal fillers has steadily increased due to their effectiveness in filling depressions and hollow facial areas and improving the overall shape of the face. In fact, as Fedok explains, the fact that hyaluronic acid-based fillers can dissolve if something goes wrong makes them a very attractive option, and in this sense differentiates them from other types of fillers. Dermal filler injections are an effective and popular method for temporarily smoothing facial wrinkles and fine lines, restoring volume to areas of the face that have sunken and hollowed out over time, and improve the contours of the cheeks or lips, all while avoiding invasive and time-consuming surgery.

inactivity. Sold under the brand names Hydase, Hylenex and Vitrase, hyaluronidase enzymes are very effective in dissolving hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers. However, current fillers come from animals and have the potential to cause allergic and inflammatory reactions, so these lip fillers have fallen into disuse. Fillers containing synthetic ingredients, such as silicone, cannot be completely removed from the lips, since the surrounding tissue absorbs the filler.

Carole Toussant
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