The satisfaction rate after filler procedures is around 95% worldwide. According to estimates in our country, this figure is slightly lower (approximately within 85-90%). The main reason for this is that filler can be applied by people who are not experts.
Very often, patients want to dissolve fillers because the procedure had no effect or the result looks bad.
Why Remove Filler?
In fact, filler injections are a very reliable and effective procedure, but they can sometimes lead to undesirable situations. In such cases, you may be tempted to remove the filler.
The main reasons for this situation:
- Unwanted oedema caused by filler
- The procedure was not performed properly and looks bad.
- Formation of small lumps after filler application
- Inability to inject filler to the required depth, injection made close to the surface
- Formation of asymmetry as a result of filler application
- Excessive filler (especially in the lip area)
- Filler causes vascular problems.
Is dissolving filler the only solution?
During the filler procedure, after it has been injected under the skin, the doctor will massage the filler into the desired shape. You will then be advised to avoid pressure and massaging the application area for at least 1 week.
However, in some cases, if a slight asymmetry, swelling or oedema remains in the area after the filler has been injected massage can be applied again. This can correct some of the unwanted effects of the procedure. However, this massage should be performed by or under the direction of a physician. Massaging movements, their duration and the degree of pressure during massage are of great importance. However, massage is not always enough to eliminate the problems that have occurred.
Can any filler be dissolved?
Let's say right away: no!
Any filler cannot be dissolved. However, it should be said that most of the fillers used on the market can be dissolved. Most fillers are based on hyaluronic acid.
These are soluble fillers.
Unfortunately, however, nothing can be done with fillers based on synthetic and semi-synthetic materials. Liquid silicones, hydroxyapetite, polyamide fillers do not dissolve. Trademarks like Radiesse, Bellafill, Sculptra, Aquafill are fillers that cannot be dissolved. These fillers last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers and can add volume. Fillers that resist dissolving should be administered by a very experienced physician.
After applying insoluble fillers you just have to wait until the effect is over. Another solution might be to try to correct the unsatisfactory appearance with an additional filler injection, if possible.
How to dissolve the filler?
As mentioned earlier, the filler must be based on hyaluronic acid to dissolve. Hyaluronic acid is a natural building block of the body, it is found in large quantities in the skin and gives the skin its elasticity. It is produced in the laboratory and used in both creams and fillers. Since it is a normal building block of the skin, hyaluronic acid fillers are very safe.
The hyaluronidase enzyme is used to dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers. This enzyme breaks down hyaluronic acid and these parts are easily removed by the body. The enzyme hyaluronidase is also an enzyme found in the human body. It doesn't seem to have any side effects other than dissolving the filler.
How is the filler dissolving procedure performed?
- The enzyme hyaluronidase used to dissolve the filler must be diluted in appropriate amounts and used at a specific time after dilution. Otherwise, the desired effect may not be observed.
- Before the procedure, apply an anaesthetic cream and wait 30 minutes.
- The diluted hyaluronidase enzyme is injected into the filler.
- The dissolving enzyme should be administered according to the amount of filler. Dose adjustments can be made if desired to dissolve only part of the filler. However, it is not always possible to achieve the result at the desired speed. Because the dissolution process is a reaction that takes place in a biological environment. The result cannot be calculated in millilitres.
- Even with the anaesthetic cream applied the pain sensation is slightly higher than with the filler. The pain may be felt more severely in the lip area.
When will the filler dissolve?
- Once injected, the filler will dissolve within 3 to 7 days.
- One session may not be enough to dissolve, sometimes a second or very rarely a third session can be performed.
When can the next filler procedure be performed?
The next filler can be injected 2 or 3 weeks after the dissolution procedure. Your doctor should resolve this by examining the area of dissolution.
What is the price range for filler dissolve?
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