Dermal Filler Dissolving

What is Filler Dissolving?

Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that are injected into the skin to volumise, lift and improve the appearance of lines. Sometimes a client might end up disliking their filler, or feel that the filler has been poorly placed.  We use a naturally-occurring enzyme called Hyaluronidase in high concentrations to break down the filler product.  

How long does it take to dissolve filler?

The filler breaks down within minutes, but it might take a day or two to see the complete effect after the swelling has gone down.

Does it hurt?

The procedure may be uncomfortable but is not usually painful. 

Before Treatment

✓ All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, attend ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Contamination with make-up can cause infection.

✓ Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising – Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E.

✓ Do cancel if you are at all unwell, even minor coughs and colds can increase your risk of post treatment complications.

✓ Reschedule if you think you have or are developing a cold sore. Treatment around the mouth can trigger or spread cold sore infections. 

✓ Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.

After Treatment

✓ Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours’ and the skin should be kept clean, with normal cleansing. Do not use cleansing wipes which may irritate the skin.

✓ Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise, alcohol and massage (unless specifically asked to do so) on the day of treatment.