Dermal Filler Correction
"One thing is for sure though, when I've recovered from all of this and what fillers in future, i'm not going anywhere other than Dermaskin Clinic in Cardiff." Client name withheld (Cardiff)
Dermal Filler Correction / Dissolving
Dermal fillers are made of synthesised hyaluronic acid, which is supported in the collagen skin matrix. It is slowly absorbed over time, but if something untoward occurs, or the filler substance has shifted within the skin, it may be preferable to hasten the degradation process and dissolve the filler in order to restore the skin to its previous state.
We perform correction treatments on clients who may have had fillers performed by other practitioners and are unhappy with their results. Sometimes, fillers can have an unwanted effect in certain areas and we always advise that people check that their practitioner is suitably experienced to carry out the procedure.
We use hyaluronidase to reverse and enzymatically cleave the bonds between the filler molecules and this allows the filler to disperse and almost dissolve away. The procedure can hasten the dispersion of filler in certain areas e.g. under the eyes by many months.
Filler reversal is an advanced procedure in which an specially formulated enzyme is used to selectively and precisely dissolve undesirable HA fillers. The enzyme is injected in the same way as any other injectable, and begins working in approximately 48 hours. Filler reversal is only possible for HA fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Perlane, and Prevelle. It is not effective on Radiesse, Artefill, Silicone, or any other non-HA fillers.
Click here to read one of our previous client’s experiences here after we had corrected her lip filler. (We were told by another client who found it and we thought we’d share it.)
Under Eye Filler Correction
Under eye fillers are a very specialised treatment that should be performed with the utmost care and precision. This, unlike more commonly undertaken procedures such as nasolabial (laughter line) fillers, is a harder and more delicate procedure.
Under eye fillers or eye bag fillers as they are also known can take a long time to dissolve and therefore rubbing the area alone may not be sufficient.
If you feel that you have lumps under your eyes, or excessive bagginess caused by fillers or if you feel that your eye fillers have shifted, then we can correct them and dissolve them effectively.
Lip Filler Correction
Lips can sometimes be overcorrected and start looking unnatural. If this is a problem that you have experienced then we can certainly help to correct the excessive volume that is causing the problem.
Visibly lumpy lips or overfilled lips are usually the problem and both these can be corrected and dissolved effectively at our clinic.
How do I prepare for dermal filler correction treatment?
Do nothing differently. Just go about your day to day activities as normal. Your skin will be cleaned at the time of the procedure so try not to use any products or cosmetics.
The following correction / dissolving treatment can be performed:
-Nasolabial lines (laughter lines)
-Perioral lines (smokers lines around the mouth)
-Glabellar (frown) lines
-Any other creases or lines on the face
How does the product dissolve the excess filler?
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that will dissolve hyaluronic acid rapidly and safely. This medication is mixed with local anaesthesia and injected into the area of excess filler. The excess filler will dissolve almost immediately, leaving a happy patient and surgeon. Hyaluronidase has been used by doctors for injections for years, most commonly to assist the spread of local anesthetic solutions.
How many filler dissolving treatment sessions will I require?
You may not need more than one treatment. Depending on the extent of the filler and the volume of excess filler that we are trying to dissolve, you may need another treatment between 3 and 5 days later.
Are there side effects of hyaluronidase filler dissolving treatment?
There are very few reported side effects with hyaluronidase, slight bruising being the most common (as with any injections). This is usually minimal and can be covered effectively with make up.
You must mention to your practitioner if you are taking any blood thinning medications ie. aspirin or warfarin as one would be at higher risk of bruising. However, this does not mean that we cannot proceed, it just mean we will take extra care to minimise bruising.
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