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Dermal Fillers

Dissolving Filler: What You Need To Know

05 May 2022

As the cosmetic industry has grown, there have been surges in innovation and development. These industry growth spurts have made surgery and other cosmetic procedures safer, more effective, and accessible. With growth comes more saturation in the market. Preceded by congestion of opinions and advice comes confusion. A trend we are noticing a lot of confusion around is the dissolving of filler. So, here we are to answer your questions: Why don’t you do it, when should you do it, why is it so big on Instagram, and why do I feel so pressured to do it?  



Firstly, I want to touch on clinics that recommend dissolving filler three to five days after treatment. Sometimes after having dermal filler, you can feel shocked. You leave your appointment and, twenty-four hours later, your lips are more sizeable than expected. You don’t like how they look, and you feel uncomfortable. Of course, this can be a stressful experience, but as the old saying goes: “patience is a virtue.”  

At this point, the last thing you should do is have your filler dissolved. You can experience swelling for up to two weeks, so what you see isn’t an accurate representation of the result. Once the swelling subsides, you may love your results. While you are still experiencing swelling, the suggestion to dissolve the filler is exceptionally irresponsible. These dissolvers are not risk-free, and patients can have severe reactions, including anaphylaxis. If performed in a clinic that does not have resuscitation equipment, adrenaline and experienced doctors and nurses, you are at risk.  

Another point to consider is that these dissolvers break down hyaluronic acid. While technology has advanced, this product is not so cutting-edge to be able to differentiate from a naturally produced or manufactured hyaluronic acid. Your natural tissue can be affected, resulting in a hollow appearance. 

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Ideally you want to avoid having filler dissolved. Having the ability to dissolve filler should not substitute thorough research into who is performing your treatment. You need to ensure, as a patient, that you can trust your injector. Tried and tested advice, years of experience, and a strong reputation in the industry needs to be more important to you than a pretty Instagram page.  

At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, we are proud to have over twenty years of experience. We have an in-house training program to ensure our nurses preform treatments at the highest standard and that you have a great experience no matter which nurse you see. We also offer complimentary consultations with our registered nurses before treatment, so feel free to call us on (08) 9389 9099 to come in and discuss which treatment is best for you. 

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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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