Can You Dissolve Dermal Fillers?

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Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers have become a popular way of combating wrinkles and giving you more youthful-looking skin. With your body reducing the amount of collagen it produces from your mid-twenties, this treatment fills in loose skin and lines. By restoring the facial volume, dermal fillers are a largely accepted way to reversing the ageing process and provide you with a rejuvenated, hydrated and smooth look.  

Why do people use them?

Hyaluronic acid fillers have a lot of benefits. The fillers are safe, FDA approved, and CE marked. Results are almost immediate and minimal downtime is expected. It only takes an hour at the doctor’s clinic and the effects of the treatment can be seen immediately. Fillers may take 2-4 weeks to settle in, by then the appearance is even better. The results can last up to 18 months with the latest fillers, making it good value for money and a great anti-ageing investment for you.

Are dermal fillers permanent?

The short answer is no. Permanent fillers are not recommended and provided in the UK. We strongly advise hyaluronic acid-based fillers because you can always dissolve it. Regardless of your reason for dissolving the filler, you change your mind anytime to reverse the treatment and have the fillers dissolved. In fact, one of the main positives of undergoing this treatment is that it can be reversed with very few side effects. 

Why do people have their dermal fillers dissolved?

It’s a fascinating question to consider: why go through the process of having fillers injected into them, only to decide you no longer want them after a few months?

The reasons for dissolving your fillers are entirely your own, but a reversal may be necessary because, under the hand of inexperienced injector, or non-medical practitioners, the fillers can be injected unequally, incorrectly or to an excessive amount. Hyaluronidase is, therefore, a godsend for the clinician to correct any mistakes or even just make a fine tweak to the procedure afterwards.

In a small number of cases, fillers are dissolved based on medical reasons, to release any excessive pressure to the skin and maintain patency of circulation. In those situations, fillers are dissolved for your safety. Safety comes first, you need a filler that is dissolvable and only go to an advanced clinician who has experience in injecting and dissolving fillers.

How can dermal fillers be dissolved?

Dissolving your dermal fillers is only a possibility if you opt for the hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. The process of dissolving your dermal fillers includes tiny injections of a solution consists of hyaluronidase. 

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid that your fillers are made of. It restores your face to its original form and has hardly any side effects. Your skin may look slightly red for a few hours and sometimes mild bruising may happen.

Under the hand of good injectors, the complications of fillers is very low, nonetheless, even at the best of hands, it is always advisable to have a backup solution for your safety and your doctors’ peace of mind. It is therefore expertly recommended that you use only hyaluronic acid-based fillers in the first place. Other types of fillers to your face and skin may not be so simple to reverse.

Dr. Chia Tan
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