Lip Filler Dissolving
There maybe a number of reasons to get your lip filler dissolved. These could include:
- Over filled lips
- Lumps and bumps
- Unsure you like the feel of filler in your lips
- Wanting to start again with a new technique
For what ever reason, the process of dissolving is very simple and effective and is achieved by injecting a product called Hyaluronidase.
Hyaluronidase is a soluble protein enzyme that works by breaking up the bonds that hold the hyaluronic acid molecules together, it encourages the body to reabsorb those molecules. We also use Hyaluronidase in emergency vascular occlusion situations to break down Filler that may have been accidentally injected into a blood vessel during a dermal filler treatment.
Depending on the amount of filler and what products you have in your lips you could need more than one dissolving session. We review the area 2 weeks after dissolving to decide the next plan of action. If you are planning to have your lips re injected with filler then it’s very important to wait these 2 weeks otherwise the Hyaluronidase could act on dissolving your new filler.
Before your first dissolving session we will need to check you are not allergic to the Hyaluronidase. We do this by injecting a small amount into you forearm. You will then be asked to wait in the waiting area for 30 minutes. If after this time the area shows signs of a reaction then we would not go ahead with the treatment.
If there are no concerns then numbing cream will be applied to the lip area. We need to know how much filler you have had injected into you lips to work out how much Hyaluronidase to inject. The product will be injected into your lips in a similar way to how Filler was originally injected. The process is normally quicker than filler injections as there is no shaping needed. It doesn’t hurt any more than lip filler. Your lips will be very swollen immediately after. This is because around 2ml of diluted Hyaluronidase (depending on the amount of filler to be dissolved) will be injected. The swelling will settle after a few hours and the product will start to dissolve the filler straight away. You may have some bruising from the injections.
After two weeks we can see if another dissolving session is required or we can begin to re build the lips if that is the plan.