How to dissolve filler, and should you be doing it?

How to dissolve filler, and should you be doing it?

In recent years, dermal fillers have gained immense popularity up and down the country including Esher, Surrey as a non-surgical solution to achieve a youthful appearance and address various aesthetic concerns.

Sadly within Surrey and the rest of the UK regulation in this area remains poor which has led to the rise in poorly experienced and in some cases non-medical injectors performing treatments, this paired with specific trends has contributed to a significant number of complications and negative outcomes associated with dermal filler treatment.

As trends and personal preferences evolve, some individuals find themselves seeking a reversal of their filler treatments. Recently Molly-Mae Hague, Charlotte Crosby and Olivia Atwood are just a few celebrities who have been open about having their filler dissolved.

Common Reasons for Dermal Filler Dissolving:

While dermal fillers are generally safe and offer impressive results, there are several reasons why individuals might consider dissolving them:

  1. Unsatisfactory Results:  The filler might not have been injected in the right place, leading to asymmetry or unnatural results. As mentioned above this situation sadly is not unusual and is entirely dependent on who you see for treatment, hence always do your research.
  2. Change in Aesthetic Preferences: Personal preferences change over time. What once seemed appealing might no longer suit an individual’s evolving sense of beauty.
  3. Complications or Side Effects: Though rare, complications like vascular compromise, lumps, or prolonged swelling can occur post-filler treatment, prompting individuals to seek immediate dissolution.

The Process of Dermal Filler Dissolution:

Dissolving dermal fillers involves injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the treated area. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid, the main component of many dermal fillers. This process helps reverse the effects of the filler within 24 hours. A skilled medical professional, typically a dermatologist or a licensed Medical Professional, performs the procedure. The treated area is numbed beforehand to minimize discomfort.

Is It Safe?

Dermal filler dissolution using hyaluronidase is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified medical professional. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks. These can include allergic reactions to the enzyme, skin irritation, and minor bruising or swelling at the injection site. It’s essential to consult a healthcare provider experienced in cosmetic procedures to ensure a safe and effective dissolution process.

Is It Painful?

The level of discomfort experienced during dermal filler dissolution varies from person to person. Most medical professionals apply a topical numbing cream before the procedure to minimize pain. Additionally, many hyaluronidase formulations also contain a local anaesthetic, further reducing discomfort during the injections. While some individuals might feel a slight pinching or stinging sensation, the overall discomfort is typically manageable and short-lived.

The Recovery Process:

Following the dissolution of dermal fillers, the recovery process is usually straightforward. Patients might experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising around the treated area, but these symptoms tend to subside within a few days. It’s advisable to avoid vigorous exercise, exposure to extreme temperatures, and excessive sun exposure during the initial recovery period. Patients are usually advised to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by their medical professional to ensure optimal healing.

Final Thoughts:

Dermal filler dissolving offers individuals the chance to correct and reverse aesthetic choices that no longer align with their preferences or that have led to unsatisfactory results. With the expertise of a qualified medical professional, the process is generally safe and relatively painless. Within our Esher, Surrey clinic we tend to see a rise in patients seeking filler dissolving who have had treatments elsewhere, hence to avoid this pathway it’s crucial to thoroughly research and consult a reputable medical practitioner to ensure the best possible outcome beforehand.

If you find yourself considering dermal filler dissolving, take the time to discuss your concerns with a knowledgeable provider who can guide you through the process, address your questions, and help you make an informed decision about your aesthetic journey. As with any cosmetic procedure it is crucial an injector has experience dissolving dermal filler, both in an emergency and for corrective work, the key is dissolve just the filler and not affect your naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.

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