What is Filler Dissolving?
It is the process of dissolving misapplied or unwanted fillers by injecting hyaluronidase, a substance designed to dissolve hyaluronic acid based fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be partially or completely dissolved with this enzyme called hyaluronidase. When hyaluronidase is injected into the filled areas, it dissolves the particles of hyaluronic acid.
What is Hyaluronidase?
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme. Hyaluronidase destroys hyaluronic acid fibers by entirely removing them..
In which cases is filler dissolving application carried out?
- Excessive plumping after filler application
- Infection in the treatment area
- Prolonged swelling, pain, and an abnormal tissue
- Unsatisfactory results
- When the filler is injected too close to the blood vessels, it can block blood flow and cause circulation problems in the area.
Is hyaluronidase application safe?
Hyaluronidase is a substance that contains acid in the majority of its content and must be used under the supervision of a physician. In some patients, an allergic reaction may develop as the dissolving agents are derived from animal by-products. However, in most cases, hyaluronidase can be a savior as it eliminates the undesirable consequences of filler injections. In the dissolving processes with hyaluronidase, more filler than the target amount may dissolve, and then the need for a filler re-treatment may arise.
Is it possible to dissolve any kind of fillers with hyaluronidase?
With hyaluronidase, we can only dissolve fillers containing hyaluronic acid. If a filler other than hyaluronic acid, for instance a filler containing polycaprolactone was applied, we may be able to reduce the amount of filler by injecting saline or steroid shortly after the process. However, the best way to improve the results of such fillers or to remove them back completely is, unfortunately, to wait for them to be absorbed by the body. The situation is completely different in permanent fillers and it is not possible to dissolve them. The return from permanent fillers can only be done by removing them by surgical operations. The risk of scarring after surgery is high, so the surgeon should plan the process in a way that there occurs minimal scarring.