Making adjustments to fillers is as much of an art form as the initial filler injection. Marie Reyes is often sought out to fix fillers gone awry from other injectors. There are issues across the united states with under-experienced injectors doing fillers, which can lead to various problems including over/under-filling, putting fillers into the wrong facial contours, using the wrong types of fillers, blocking blood flow, and generally creating odd looks.
It is our opinion at SkinSpaMED that you should always seek a seasoned professional injector for your fillers, and not shop for the cheapest price, but instead, the most experience. Like all filler injections at this office, adjustments to fillers will only be done Marie Reyes.
What is Hyaluronidase and what does it do?
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that causes hydrolysis, or a breakdown, of hyaluronic acid. It is often referred to as a reversal agent for hyaluronic acid-based fillers. When the enzyme is injected it dissolves the synthetic hyaluronic acid filler, leaving your own intact.
In some cases for full correction of fillers, Marie may recommend fixing your filler by adding another syringe of filler into one area, and removing some filler from another. This is recommended when filler is placed into the wrong area to begin with.
You cannot have additional filler added and get hyaluronidase in the same day - the enzyme doesn't know which filler is new and which is old, and it will start dissolving both. Therefore, if you need more filler added, as well as some taken out, multiple visits will be required. This is often the case with filler correction.
Where is Hyaluronidase used?
It is injected into the same location, or locations, the initial filler was injected. It does not remove all of the filler entirely, and Marie will decide how much hyaluronidase to inject based on how much filler needs to be removed.
What is a Hyaluronidase treatment like?
Hyaluronidase is injected, along with lidocaine and sometimes epinephrine, into the area where the filler needs to be dissolved. The injection is very easy for most patients to tolerate, but it can sting a bit, so the lidocaine is used for numbing purposes to alleviate this sensation.
What kind of results can I expect from a Hyaluronidase treatment?
Hyaluronidase works very quickly, with most taking place within 24 hours. You should be able to see defined improvement and less filler in the area injected, beginning within a few hours.
After a few days if you still have areas that need correction, you can see Marie for another round of hyaluronidase, or for additional syringes of filler to be added.