Cosmetic procedures making headlines is nothing new over recent years, with a range of treatments gaining immense popularity. The latest treatment to be making waves is dermal filler dissolving.
What is Filler Dissolving?
Dissolving filler is a relatively new technique that is used to reverse the effects of filler. Filler dissolving is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting a solution into the area where the filler has been placed. This solution breaks down the filler, which is then naturally absorbed by the body. The solution usually contains an enzyme, which is used to dissolve the main ingredient in the dermal filler. When injected into the skin, it quickly breaks down the filler, allowing the body to absorb it and return the area to its previous state.
What is Filler Migration?
Another current trending term, “filler migration” is at the root cause of many of the decisions for dissolving filler. However, it is important to understand exactly what filler migration is and ensure you trust the injector who is advising you of this condition and that it is not their intention to have you dissolve all product, to then simply encourage you to refill the treated area immediately after.
Filler migration is a rare result, occurring when the filler has moved from its intended injection site to create unnatural, obvious distortions to the face, often caused by over-injecting. Filler migration is a term that is currently being overused due to a current TikTok trend of many claiming to be experiencing migration, when in fact it is poor product placement that has been misidentified.
Choosing your injector wisely will assist with ensuring the product has been injected correctly in the first place and avoid the need for filler dissolving.
To learn more about filler migration, watch here as Senior Cosmetic Nurse Stephanie discusses it in more detail.
When is Filler Dissolving Needed?
There are several other reasons why a patient may choose to have their filler dissolved. These include:
Complications: Although rare, there can be complications associated with filler injections such as infections, allergic reactions, and migration of the filler to other areas of the face.
Dissatisfaction: Sometimes patients are not happy with the results of their fillers. This can be due to overfilling, asymmetry, or simply not achieving the desired outcome.
Correction: In some cases, filler dissolving may be used to correct the effects of previous filler injection.
It is important to note that dermal filler is not permanent and on average will last 3 to 6 months. Dissolving filler will remove any filler that has been previously injected, therefore it is crucial to thoroughly think through your decision and to understand the side effects and the reality of the final result, before deciding to dissolve.
At Absolute Cosmetic we believe it should be used as a last resort when needing to correct aesthetic complications. Our experienced injectors are trained in techniques that could help treat your concerns before the need to have your filler dissolved.
If still deciding to proceed with dissolving filler, it is crucial to be treated by a medical practitioner.
What to Expect After the Procedure?
After the filler dissolving procedure, patients can expect some swelling and redness in the treated area, volume loss or skin laxity and some may experience an allergic reaction.
It is recommended to wait several weeks before having filler re-injected to the treated to avoid further complications and disappointment.
If you need advice concerning dermal filler, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300-NEW-YOU (1300-639-968.)
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.