We often hear from patients wanting to dissolve existing dermal filler treatments that have led to undesirable outcomes.
Get in touch with our medically led team today to dissolve your unwanted dermal fillers with hyaluronidase.
Hyaluronidase is a protein enzyme whose primary role is to break down hyaluronic acid in the body. Left alone, dermal fillers are generally metabolised by the body very slowly. But sometimes, you need a quick fix and Hyaluronidase can be injected into an area previously injected with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to dissolve this filler. It’s quick-acting and starts breaks down and soften the filler within minutes. That said, expect final results after 24-48 hours after the swelling associated with hyaluronidase injections settles.
Before a hyaluronidase injection treatment, our doctor will go through a consultation to ensure that this is the right procedure for you. There have been reported cases of localised allergic reactions to Hyaluronidase, so this is something to watch out for. That’s why this procedure is not recommended for patients with a history of allergy to bee venom.
It is also important to note that Hyaluronidase does not distinguish between real Hyaluronic Acid produced in our body or synthetic Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers). This means there’s a possibility you might lose more volume in the area than expected. Slight bruising can be expected 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. Typically, one course of treatment is all that is needed to correct an area. However, you may need a second round if a lot of Hyaluronic Acid (Dermal Fillers) was injected initially. In rare situations, it may require multiple sessions of Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler. Prices start from £200 and are calculated by the number of areas that need hyaluronidase injections and the volume required.
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.
This dissolving filler method doesn’t work for dermal fillers such as Bellafill, Radiesse, or Sculptra since they are not made with Hyaluronic acid.
Here at Dr. Aesthetica, we have Hyaluronidase on hand during dermal filler treatments. In case of any adverse outcomes, we can quickly dissolve the filler.