When you book to have dermal filler treatment, dermal filler removal is most likely the last thing on your mind – but it is still important to consider and be aware of.
We encourage those seeking dermal filler to ensure that their practitioner also offers dermal filler removal. Dermal filler removal is a very specialised procedure that uses a drug called Hyalase to breakdown the filler. Hyalase is a prescription-only drug which can only be prescribed by a doctor, dentist, or nurse prescriber in a clinic. If your practitioner is not a medical professional, then they will not be able to prescribe this drug for you and so it is always recommended that you enquire about the availability of fillers removal treatment in your dermal filler consultation.
How to remove dermal fillers?
Dermal filler can be removed with an injectable treatment known as Hyaluronidase or Hyalase. This is injected into the area treated with dermal fillers.
Hyalase is already naturally found in the body just like hyaluronic acid is. The enzyme dissolves hyaluronic acid by breaking up the bonds that hold the HA molecules together. Once broken down, these molecules are naturally absorbed by the body with no adverse effects.
How long does dermal filler removal take?
Your appointment time will last around 30 minutes, it will involve a consultation to discuss your concerns with the aesthetic nurse or doctor, they will examine the area to decide on the best course of action. If suitable for Hyalase treatment then this will be administered and injected into the area.
Is dermal filler removal instant?
You will notice a reduction in volume to the area immediately after the treatment however swelling is common so it may be difficult to see the full effects from filler removal treatment so quickly. We advise patients to allow 72 hours for the treatment to take full effect.
Am I suitable for dermal filler removal?
Dermal filler removal treatment is suitable for anyone who has had hyaluronic acid (HA) filler.
Dermal filler removal treatment with hyalase can be performed anywhere that you have had dermal filler placed including: