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Removing Excess Dermal Fillers with Hyaluronidase – Filler Dissolving Treatments at Coco Ruby Skin

A Filler Dissolving Treatment with one of our expert Nurses can help you if you want your existing Filler reduced or removed. Hyaluronidase Injections by our skilled aesthetic nurse injectors may help you look better and less overdone.

Some people recommend massaging the fillers to break them down faster. Although this technique is helpful in the case of a small lump in the early stages after treatment, it won’t work in the longer term. The only way to correct and remove fillers quickly is by opting for filler-dissolving injections.

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Dissolving Filler for First-Time Patients

If you are getting dermal fillers for the first time, it is natural to feel a bit worried. ‘What if it looks a bit much’ or ‘I don’t even look like myself’ are a few of the things some first-timers say. And in some cases, the facial filler can be called nothing less than botched. Luckily, dermal fillers are not there to stay forever. They dissolve on their own in a matter of six months to a year. But if you really hate how the excess filler looks on you, there are ways to dissolve lip filler, dissolve under-eye filler, remove cheek filler and more.

Possible Complications of Having Too Much Filler

Here are some possible problems caused by too much filler in your face:

1. Puffy Pillow Face Look

  • This occurs due to overfilled cheeks or under-eye fillers. Fuller cheeks can make you look youthful, but too much of anything is not good. You can end up with puffy cheeks that look swollen and unnatural. As a result, your eyes appear smaller, and you essentially end up looking like a pillow.

2. Witchy Looking Chin

  • A prominent chin makes your face appear v-shaped and gives it a balance. However, if anything goes wrong in the filler department, it can give you a pointy witchy chin look which is very undesirable.

3. Bony Face or Irregular Facial Contours

  • Contouring is a new rage. Everyone wishes to achieve a sculpted face, thanks to the Kardashians. While the right fillers can make your cheekbones prominent, the wrong fillers can result in a bony face appearance. It can make you appear older than your age.

4. Filler Complications

  • In some cases, filler complications can occur, which can lead to lumps, bruising and uneven skin texture. It calls for hyaluronidase injection to remove fillers immediately.

5. Oversized or Misshapen Nose

  • Non-surgical nose jobs have gained quite a lot of popularity in recent years. A perfect nose matches the rest of your facial features, has a sharp tip, straight dorsum and a great projection. Having too much filler in your nose can ruin it and make it look abnormally bigger, which is not the look anyone wants. Nose Injecting is a very complex and dangerous area. See a Plastic Surgeon or an Expert for this type of filler removal.

How are Dermal Fillers Dissolved?

First things first, don’t panic. Have a little patience. You have encountered a problem, but it can be fixed with quick treatment. The treatment involves injecting a dissolving solution to the treatment site, “melting” away all the excess filler.

What is Filler Dissolving Solution?

The special filler dissolving solution is basically an enzyme that acts as a dispersion agent and helps to correct any botched jobs. It breaks down the filler through a process called hydrolysis. It is a naturally occurring enzyme that makes the process of filler break down faster and can make you look quite normal almost immediately after the treatment. The treatment itself takes less than 20 minutes, and you should be able to see results within a period of 24 to 48 hours.

Adjustment Versus Complete Removal

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get the filler entirely removed. It can be adjusted to fit your aesthetics. Sometimes, a botched filler job takes a bit of adjustment to meet your desired goals. It is important to choose the right expert when getting the filler done, and especially if you are trying to correct the filler instead of removing it entirely.

The Filler Dissolving Treatment

  1. Consultation – Every good injectables treatment begins with a medical consultation. Our medical experts will listen to your problems regarding the filler situation and determine your goals from the treatment. You will be informed about possible complications that can arise. Swelling and bruising may occur after the treatment.
  2. Injecting Hyaluronidase Injections – Your injector may also use hyaluronidase injections in combination with lidocaine to minimize any pain and discomfort during the procedure
  3. Massage –After injecting hyaluronidase, your injector will massage the treatment site for even distribution.
  4. Post Treatment – The procedure is typically completed in less than 20 minutes, and you are allowed to go home.

Aftercare – Post Filler Dissolving Treatment

Immediately after the treatment, you are likely to experience some bruising and swelling at the treatment site. Don’t worry as it is fairly normal and the swelling shouldn’t last more than 48 hours after the treatment. You may see an instant difference in your face after treatment. To see the final, complete aesthetic result allow a week.

Price of Filler Dissolving in Melbourne  – How Much is Hyaluronidase Treatment?

The cost of dissolving fillers depends on the number of Hyaluronidase injections required, the expertise of your injector and the facility you choose. On average, a dissolve treatment may cost anywhere from $100 to $200.  Please contact the Coco Ruby team for a quote.

How to Choose the Right Injector for your Filler Removal Treatment

Here are a few tips that will help you land on the right service provider to dissolve fillers in your face:

  • Experience – Do they have enough experience in this department? Do they perform filler removal procedures regularly?
  • Before and Afters – Ask them to show before and after photographs of their past patients. You can have a clear idea of how they work. This is critical, especially when you do not wish to get the filler removed entirely.
  • Risks and Complications – Always choose an injector that informs you about the risks and complications of the filler removal procedure. Also, ask them about their game plan in case of any complications.
  • Medical Qualifications – Whether your service provider is a doctor, nurse or surgeon, make sure they are certified to perform the procedure. Check out their medical registration on the AHPRA website.
  • Online Reviews – Read online reviews, stories of people and their experiences. You will find plenty of information on the internet. So spend your time researching and make the right choice.

Always Choose an Experienced Injector

You are here because your previous injector failed you and didn’t give you the results that you wanted. Don’t make this mistake the second time around. Make sure to take your time in finding the right injector who is an expert in dissolving fillers. This is especially important when you wish to alter the lip fillers instead of removing them completely. So, do your research and land on the right service provider.

Prevention is Always the Best Cure 

While getting your fillers corrected or removed is always an option, there is no alternative to getting the fillers right, the very first time. So, do your research while selecting the right service provider, read lots of reviews, discuss potential risks and concerns during the consultation. Know about their policy in case of a botched filler case. Make sure that the service provider is qualified and certified to do their job.

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Filler Dissolving FAQs – Questions about dissolving excess filler

Will filler dissolve on its own?

  • Yes, the fillers dissolve on their own as your body breaks it down naturally over time. However, it will take a long time.

How long does filler normally take to dissolve?

  • Fillers take about six to twelve months to dissolve on their own if not treated with filler dissolver.

How do fillers dissolve over time?

  • Your body naturally breaks down the fillers. For some people, the natural process is quicker than others. Other factors which can cause the fillers to dissolve quickly are excessive UV exposure and excessive muscle movement.

Can you dissolve filler straight away?

  • If you require a dissolving treatment for aesthetic reasons then this would be best about 7 to 10 days after you had injections of filler.

How do you make fillers dissolve faster?

  • Your body naturally breaks down the fillers over a certain period of time. You can have a filler dissolving treatment to make the process quicker. It involves the use of Hyaluronidase injections.

How do you dissolve fillers?

  • Your body naturally dissolves fillers over time. If you wish to speed up the process, you can choose a filler dissolving treatment which involves the use of hyaluronidase injections.

Does massaging filler break it down?

  • Fillers work by creating volume in the skin. Massaging the filler will disperse it which can cause the area to flatten out, thereby losing some of the effects. However, massaging will not dissolve the filler completely.

Is dissolving filler painful?

  • The use of hyaluronidase injections for dissolving fillers is not completely pain-free. It can cause a stinging sensation in some patients. Typically lidocaine is used together with the dissolving agent to counter any pain.

Will the filler dissolving treatment remove all the filler?

  • This can be discussed with your injector. Hyaluronidase is used to dissolve fillers that have been placed incorrectly. How long ago you first had the filler will help to determine the outcome.

Does filler dissolver treatment damage your own collagen?

  • No, hyaluronidase will not dissolve any of your own collagen.

How much hyaluronidase does it take to dissolve filler?

  • The amount of hyaluronidase required to dissolve fillers varies significantly depending on the type of filler, surface area and the results you are looking for.

Can radiofrequency dissolve fillers?

  • Radiofrequency can definitely lessen the impact of fillers, but it will not dissolve it completely.

How long does it take for hyaluronidase to dissolve filler?

  • You will see an instant effect as soon as the hyaluronidase is injected. You will continue to see improvements over a period of 24 to 48 hours. The filler is completely dissolved in 1 to 2 weeks’ time period.

Should I massage after hyaluronidase?

  • Yes, your injector will massage after hyaluronidase injections as it helps the unwanted filler breakdown and reabsorb.

How soon after hyaluronidase treatment can I get a filler?

  • It is advised to wait for 2 to 4 weeks before getting a filler after hyaluronidase injections.

Does hyaluronidase spread?

  • Yes, hyaluronidase can spread very easily. Hence, it is important to choose an expert when getting a filler removal treatment done.

How long does hyaluronidase swelling last?

  • Hyaluronidase swelling can last anywhere from two to three days after the treatment.

What are the side effects of hyaluronidase?

  • The following are some of the side effects of using hyaluronidase (Not all of them are common and typically occur in rare cases):
    • Swelling, Blurred vision, Irregular heartbeat, Redness, Nausea, Weakness, Warm skin

Is hyaluronidase painful?

  • It can cause slight pain and stinging sensation in some patients. That is why it is used in combination with lidocaine to minimize discomfort and pain.

Can hyaluronidase remove silicone fillers?

  • No, Hyaluronidase treatment is only suitable for Hyaluronic acid HA fillers. If you have silicone fillers or permanent fillers, you need to get them surgically removed, but this can lead to permanent scarring and is very difficult.

Further Suggested Reading – Useful Blogs on Fillers

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Next Steps – I Need to Remove or Correct My Fillers – what Next?

Well, the first step is to book a consultation. All you have to do is fill out the consultation form, and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, you can also give us a call or send us an email. Let’s get your fillers sorted!