In most cases, we employ a substance known as Hylenex to dissolve fillers effectively. This method is particularly effective for fillers made of Hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in both skin and joints. Fillers crafted from HA are known for being reversible and temporary in nature. Hyaluronidase, often marketed under the brand name Hylenex, is the enzyme “antidote” of choice for dissolving such fillers.
This enzyme works by breaking down the hyaluronic acid, gradually reversing the filler’s effects. It’s a valuable tool for individuals seeking to correct issues with their dermal fillers or wanting to make adjustments for a new aesthetic approach. The use of Hylenex ensures a safe and controlled process, providing patients with a way to achieve their desired results with precision.
- The following conditions are appropriate to use dissolver (hyaluronidase):
Undesired cosmetic result (ex: migrated filler, lumpy filler)
- Vascular compromise or “occlusion” (which is considered an emergency)
- Blindness (also considered an emergency)
A consultation is required to better evaluate the amount of dissolver needed to treat your specific condition. Treating filler with Hylenex is not an exact science. There are variations in the amount of Hylenex required to dissolve a filler. We take into consideration the following:
- Degree of crosslinking (higher the crosslink, harder to dissolve)
- Time filler has been in the body (longer time may mean harder to dissolve)
- Urgency (generally speaking we use higher doses to resolve emergency situations)
- Inflammatory granuloma or nodules (which may also require higher doses)
- Individual anatomical and cosmetic variations
Due to its non-surgical nature, dermal filler dissolver is relatively painless and has a quick recovery period; patients may often resume normal activities immediately following their appointment with no side effects or downtime needed.
A typical dissolver appointment can take up to 15 minutes, but the procedure itself is relatively quick and very comfortable. The dissolver can be mixed with lidocaine to improve comfort and may leave the area numb for some time after your appointment (typically about 30 minutes). The filler is noticeably dissolved within a few hours, but there can be residual swelling from the dissolver injection that can take a day or 2 to resolve.
Hylenex (the dissolver) is both safe and low risk. It is safe for short- and long-term use, it is specially formulated using naturally derived enzymes that dissolve fillers without causing additional or tissue damage. With no downtime, a dermal filler dissolver is a great choice for correcting or removing unwanted fillers quickly and easily.
We do not offer refunds on any services rendered. Aesthetic results are quite variable from person to person and while we do our best to achieve the desired outcome, it cannot be guaranteed. Clients are responsible for additional treatments needed to achieve desired results.
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