What is Filler Dissolving used for?
Fillers are substances, usually made of hyaluronic acid, that are injected into the skin to plump up its surface area. Over time, however, fillers can migrate away from their original injection points and cause lumps or other deformities—a phenomenon known as “transient lump.” To dissolve these unwanted filler results, qualified clinicians can administer filler dissolving injections.
The Injections contain a substance called hyalase which is used to dissolve filler due to migration, lumps, or client preference. There are a number of causes for dissolving, and patients frequently come to us from other clinics wanting their old filler dissolved.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, break down in 6 months to a year in the lips, jawline, and cheeks. Fillers should be fully dissolved naturally at that time but if you don’t like the look you have then Hyalase can be used to dissolve your filler immediately. Injecting hyalase isn’t an exact science, and there are variations in all anatomical structures, as well as the way filler behaves in them. It is often difficult to dissolve ‘cheap’ fillers.
Is Filler Dissolving safe for cosmetic use?
Hyalase should be avoided if a history of an allergic response to wasp or bee stings is present since the venom of stinging insects may contain hyalase.
Allergic reactions can occur when using hyalase. In very rare cases, these can be severe or even fatal if not quickly and adequately treated. Our nurse practitioner will always inject a small amount of the medication into your arm as a test patch, she is highly trained to recognise and treat allergic reactions.
Despite this, like the fillers themselves, this treatment uses a naturally occurring bodily material and is very safe.