Dermal Fillers Dissolving – Hyaluronidase

Hyaluronidase is needed in order to dissolve Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers).  Both hyaluronidase and hyaluronic acid are found naturally in the body.

Filler is normally dissolved if it has been inserted incorrectly, excessively or unevenly, for example, if nodules develop.  The most common dissolving treatment undertaken in Dr Aesthetica’s clinic is lip dissolving.

Hyaluronidase is quick acting and breaks down any brand of filler over 24 hours.

It is normally advised that you wait 2 weeks before having any Dermal Fillers dissolved.  This allows any bruising and/or swelling to go down from the initial treatment.  Numbing cream can also be applied to the area before dissolving begins.

Before any dissolving is done, the doctor will go through a consultation to make sure that this is the right procedure for you.  Localised allergic reactions to the hyaluronidase can occur. This procedure is not recommended for patients with a history of allergy to bee venom.  It is also advised that Hyaluronidase does not distinguish between real Hyaluronic Acid or synthetic Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers).

This type of dissolving will not work on fillers such as like Bellafill, Radiesse or Sculptra, which are removed by other methods.

Slight bruising can be common with hyaluronidase (as with any injections), though this is usually minimal and can be covered with make-up.

The cost of the treatment can vary and is dependent on the area and the symptoms.  Normally, one course of dissolving is all that is needed to correct an area.  Sometimes, a second course may be needed if a lot of Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers) was injected initially.

Prices start from £200 and are calculated by the number of areas that require dissolving and the volume required to dissolved.

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How our Dissolving treatments work

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    Your consultation with Dr Aesthetica will consist of evaluating your full medical history and lifestyle including what previous treatments have been undertaken and concerns or symptoms that are being experienced. This will determine whether you are a safe candidate for dissolving.

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    The treatment itself will last around 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size and/or the number of areas.  A topical anaesthetic can be applied before treatment begins, to make the procedure more comfortable. After treatment, Dr Aesthetica will provide you with after-care information.

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    Recovery is minimal, often with no downtime.  You may experience sensitivity for up to 24 hours.  Though swelling and/or bruising can be present, this is usually minimal. You will need to refrain from touching or rubbing the treated areas for around 12 hours. Around 30% of patients will have some allergic symptoms. These are typically resolved with an antihistamine.

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    Results will become visible over a 24 to 48-hour period, once swelling has subsided. Subsequent treatments maybe required in some cases.