At Ciao Bella Aesthetics we are aware of the importance of being highly medically qualified so we are able to dissolve the filler in emergencies. However, what happens if you choose to have your filler dissolved?
Why might you have filler dissolved? There are multiple reasons why you might take the step to have filler dissolved.
- You are unhappy with previous work.
- You have visited a practitioner not adequately trained and have been left with lumps and bumps.
- You no longer like the look of it. Unfortunately, we live in a society where aesthetics can be affected by ‘trends’ and celebrity culture which 1 or 2 years down the line aren’t as desirable. This can cause people to want to reverse their look.
- You have experienced migration, most heard of when over treating lips, causing a ‘duck look.’
- Of course, it is also used in medical emergencies for immediate reversal should filler be injected into a blood vessel.
What happens during a filler dissolving treatment? During your appointment, one of our highly skilled nurses will talk you through the procedure and consent form. This is the perfect time to ask any questions you have. We will go through your medical history and highlight the expected result of treatment with you. If at any time you are not happy to continue we would encourage you to take more time to think and come back to see us at a later date. We will carry out a patch test to ensure you aren’t allergic to Hyaluronidase. A small amount will be injected into your arm and this will be monitored for 30 minutes. If there is no reaction, we can go ahead and start treatment. Your lips will be numbed using a strong anesthetic cream and small amounts of hyalase will be injected into the area where the filler is placed. When treatment is complete we will book you in for a follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks’ time to check everything has settled well. This is where refill appointments can also take place.
How does dissolving work? In highly qualified hands this can be done using Hyaluronidase- often referred to as Hyalase. The filler contains hyaluronic acid to give you an enhanced look. When fillers are added to the face, a soluble enzyme already presents within the body known as hyaluronidase gets lower. Hyaluronidase is a soluble protein that works by breaking down the bonds that hold hyaluronic acid together. When injected, it encourages the body to reabsorb the HA molecules in a natural process it already does with the hyaluronic acid found within your body. If you have filler dissolved, concentrated doses of injected hyaluronidase will break down the hyaluronic acid and the lip filler formula. After which, the natural systems within your body will break down anything left. It is worth noting Hyaluronidase is a prescription-only medicine and should only be used by medically trained professionals.
How long does it take for my filler to be dissolved? After injecting with hyaluronidase over the next 24 hours you will notice the most dramatic result, and it will continue to work over the next few days. Some patients may feel discouraged after leaving the clinic, as the swelling that occurs after injection can make the area appear bigger than it was before, especially with lips. Rest assured, by the next morning the patient will see a dramatic difference.
Before going ahead with filler dissolving you should always book a consultation with your medical practitioner who can advise if that is the best option for you. Consultations are FREE at Ciao Bella Aesthetics and are ONLY undertaken by suitably medically trained nurses, so you know that you are in safe hands.