What is it?
Most fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid and dissolvers are made of Hyaluronidase, an enzyme which causes the Hyaluronic Acid to safely break down, which is then reabsorbed by the body.
Regardless of experience, we can’t always account for changes in anatomy, or an individual’s tissue response, and filler may need dissolving due to the following:
Lumps – these are usually caused by swelling and bruising after a treatment, but on occasion, can happen if the injections were placed too close to the surface of the skin.
Migration – this is where the dermal filler moves from the injection site to another area. It can sometimes happen in cases where a client has experienced a large amount of post- treatment swelling, but can also depend on anatomy too.
Poor results – occasionally, a client will be unhappy with their results, despite their practitioner’s best efforts. Or, they may realise the treatment just isn’t for them. Sometimes, this can be because their lips or skin has been ‘overfilled.’
Several appointments may be needed to break down the Hyaluronic Acid effectively dependant on the amount of filler. The treated areas may swell for 2-3 hours. Depending on the amount of Hyaluronidase required, the swelling could be longer. The result of the dissolving can be seen typically in 3-7 days although the enzyme still continues to work for up to 14 days post treatment.
No further filler will be administered until after the 14 days has passed.
Please note a patch test must be undertaken on the day of your dissolving treatment to ensure suitability.