Dermal fillers are a swift, instant and immediate way to achieving your aesthetic goals with minimal invasiveness and low risk. However, what happens when you want reverse the results? In this blog post, we’ll explore the steps taken to dissolving dermal fillers.
What is used to dissolve dermal fillers?
An enzyme called hyaluronidase is used to injected hyaluronic acid based fillers. It is a naturally occurring enzyme that occurs within our skin. When it comes to dissolving dermal fillers, it is formulated at a higher concentration to quickly target and remove any unwanted filler.
What happens during the procedure?
The first and most crucial stage in dissolving dermal fillers involves an allergy test to determine if there’s any allergic reaction to hyaluronidase. To minimise any discomfort, a numbing cream is applied to the chosen area and then the hyaluronidase will be injected at several points where the original filler sits. If you prefer not to dissolve all of your filler, the hyaluronidase can also be diluted.
How long does hyaluronidase take to dissolve?
After hyaluronidase has been injected, it usually has an immediate effect. The filler will be broken down and dissolved within a matter of minutes but the results will be visible after 24 hours. You may experience side effects such as swelling but these should subside within few days,