Filler Removal and Correction with Hyaluronidase
A solution to unwanted or unnatural looking filler
What is filler dilution?
Dissolving is the process of removing unwanted or unnatural looking filler. Historically Hyaluronidase was used primarily as a rescue agent in case of a filler complication.
Corrective treatments form a great part of the service we offer at Captivating Skin Health and Wellness. Corrective treatments may be necessitated for a variety of reasons. Filler concerns may arise from incorrect placement, unfitting product choice, product migration, or simply change in preference.
How does filler dilution work?
Filler Dilution is done by injecting hyaluronidase which serves as the enzyme to break down HA filler that was previously injected.
- Can be done to remove any unwanted hyaluronic acid-based filler
- Easy and virtually pain-free in office procedure
- Quicker resolution of the clinical effects vs waiting on the filler to disappear naturally (Recent MRI studies show this could take 15 years or longer)
Process & Treatment
Depending on the area as well as the amount of filler needing to be removed, as well as the patient’s tolerance. On average 1-2 sessions are required.
Because your safety is our first priority, a “test patch” is done before every treatment. Once Hyaluronidase is injected, the majority of the filler gets dissolved immediately, and the process completes itself over 2-3 days. If you wished to retreat, or ever refill (corrective filler) the area, this would need to be done at least a week later (a minimum of 5 days.)
The actual process of getting your filler dissolved is simple and efficient.
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step is to book a consultation with our team experts. If you wish to do a formal consultation with Dr Zwanepoel, please be sure to tell our team. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken to make sure this treatment is the right option for you. You will also have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regard to the actual treatment itself. A complete customized treatment plan will be discussed and designed.
A detailed series of photographs will be taken at every visit to compare your results to your baseline pictures, as well as monitoring progression of results.
Same day treatment is often possible and is usually discussed at the time of booking the consultation. Please specify if this an avenue you would wish to pursue.
Once you have discussed the treatment with of our team members, or Dr.Zwanepoel ( if you wish to pursue corrective work)l the actual procedure is fairly quick. A small “test patch” is done at every visit to exclude the potential for an allergic reaction. If there is no skin reaction, Dr Zwanepoel will mix Hyaluronidase with local anaesthetic (freezing) to ensure that you are comfortable and virtually pain-free.
Once Hyaluronidase is injected, the majority of the filler gets dissolved immediately, and the process completes itself over 2-3 days. If you wished to retreat, or ever refill (corrective filler) the area, this would need to be done at least a week later (a minimum of 5 days) . Although there is an immediate visible change, final results can take up to 48 hours to see.
Photographs may be done immediately after the procedure. Swelling, redness and bruising are the three most common side effects. You will receive specific after-care instructions to deal with any concerns you may have. Arnica ( available to purchase at Captivating Aesthetics) and ice can be used to help minimize bruising and swelling. Our team cares about you and we will always follow up to ensure that you are doing well. If you wished to retreat or refill, this can be done 5 days later, and we advise booking this appointment before you leave the office.
Mineral makeup can be applied right after the treatment
As each individual has very specific goals and needs, this total cost and number of treatments highly dependent on the area, quality and quantity of filler and strength of dissolvent required for the specific patient’s treatment.