Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers can result in amazing transformations if administered correctly. However sometimes people come across unwanted side effects or undesirable results caused by improper injections carried out by inexperienced specialists. Such cases happen but they are not irreversible. There is a substance called hyaluronidase, which is a game changer in such situations.

Below you can find some features and functions of hyaluronidase:

  • It dissolves unwanted or displaced hyaluronic acid based fillers
  • Always works and delivers visible results within 24 hours
  • Brings back your original looks
  • Does not imply any recovery time
  • Is a minimally invasive procedure

Filler injections are considered to be one of the safest and most convenient ways of making certain adjustments to one’s appearance. People face different issues related to their appearance: some don’t naturally possess voluminous lips, others start seeing the first aging signs in the form of wrinkles and fine lines. Fillers offer great solutions for most of those issues. Celebrities have benefited from the advantages of fillers for a long time now. This is one of the reasons the general public has started appreciating and  trying them out. In this day and time, nearly everybody has undergone some major or minor filler treatment.

There is a pending question though: what if you don’t like the look the fillers have given you? How can you possibly bring back your original looks?

Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers have a significant advantage that cannot be overlooked: the results achieved by them are reversible. Your final look with the filler may not be what you expected it to be for a number of reasons, the major one being the injector’s lack of experience. Whatever the reason behind your dissatisfaction with the results, you can always dissolve the filler with hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase NYC is an enzyme that is naturally present in the body; it eliminates the filler by breaking down the hyaluronic acid and brings back your original appearance. Hyaluronidase injections take but a few minutes and are absolutely harmless. If it happens that you want to get fillers again, you will be able to do it within a couple of days after your hyaluronidase injections.

Our specialists at Skin Genity are here to do everything at their power to make sure you are happy with the way you look. You can surely trust us with your hyaluronidase injections meant to dissolve fillers you didn’t like and restore your appearance.

Common Areas for Hyaluronidase Injections

  • Face: The face is one of the most common areas people get fillers in. Facial fillers are usually injected in the forehead or chin. If you happen to dislike the final look on your face after getting a filler treatment, you can always undergo a hyaluronidase session and have the filler dissolved.
  • Under the eyes: Another wide-spread application area for fillers is the hollows under the eyes. Again, if the results leave you dissatisfied, hyaluronidase can easily reverse them.
  • Nose: In most cases liquid nose jobs have taken the place of traditional surgical rhinoplasty. Nose is placed in the middle of the face, thus any change made to it will affect the overall face either in a good or bad way. In some cases the results do not turn out the way they were expected to. And if you have come across such an unfortunate outcome, you can surely trust Skin Genity to use hyaluronidase and dissolve Juvederm or any other hyaluronic acid based filler in your nose.
  • Cheeks: The cheeks are among the first areas on the face that give away one’s age. As years go by they lose volume and become saggy. This is the reason many people choose to get fillers in the cheeks. In case your cheek filler results have left you regretful, you can always dissolve them with hyaluronidase.
  • Lips: Dissolving lip fillers is one of the most common applications of hyaluronidase. In certain cases people don’t feel confident with the way their lips look with a filler; sometimes lips are overdone. Our professionals at Skin Genity are dedicated to helping our patients bring back the original look on your lips by dissolving the filler.

The Use of Hyaluronidase

People tend to think that fillers are a magical bullet, a miraculous substance that transforms their appearance and makes them more Instagram worthy. The reality is a bit different, though. Fillers don’t always give the results we expected them to. Here the anatomical specificities of a person can play a decisive role, making the filler effective or ineffective; because of those specificities fillers can move around and result in lumps and bumps.

Our specialists at Skin Genity are licensed and qualified to perform the procedure in a highly professional manner, meaning you will not need to worry about any possible complication that you’ve experienced in the past. And yet, in some cases even when all the preconditions for a successful filler treatment are fulfilled, the anatomy of the patient changes the course of things. This is not something that can be controlled either by the patient or by the practitioner.

Fortunately enough, with most of the dermal fillers being based on hyaluronic acid, the results can be reversed via hyaluronidase. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. Thus, it is completely safe. Juvederm and Restylane are among the most popular hyaluronic acid-based fillers that we use at Skin Genity.

So, what is hyaluronidase? Hyaluronidase is a substance that is used to dissolve hyaluronic acid based fillers, in case the patient does not like the results. It is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid and is presented under various brand names. The Skin Genity doctor will inject the hyaluronidase into the areas where you have the unwanted filler, and the filler will be completely dissolved within 24 hours after the initial hyaluronidase injection. Once injected, hyaluronidase immediately starts to break down the hyaluronic acid. The enzyme remains in the tissue for about three days. This is to say your next filler treatment can be scheduled within three days after the hyaluronidase treatment. It is important to know that hyaluronidase dissolves only hyaluronic acid based fillers and not the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid present in the skin.

The Cost of Hyaluronidase

Now, you might be interested in the cost of dissolving a filler. There is not one definite answer, though. The price range starts from $400 and goes all the way up to $1200, depending on the amount of the filler that needs to be dissolved and correspondingly the amount of hyaluronidase necessary in order to dissolve it.

Hyaluronidase Before and After Results

Dermal fillers do not work the same way with everybody. Some people end up not like the end results achieved by fillers. There may be different reasons for not liking the results, starting from  an inexperienced injector who overused the filler to people changing their mind about the filler overall. Fortunately enough, there is a way out of such situations – hyaluronidase. This substance dissolves the hyaluronic acid filler right away upon injection. Many patients report to immediately see the results of hyaluronidase. However, in general it takes 24 hours for the area to go back to its original state. And in case the patient wants to have the filler redone by a more experienced injector, they will need to wait for three days only after the hyaluronidase treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hyaluronidase Injections

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The hyaluronidase treatment which is designed to dissolve fillers is a cosmetic procedure that is often called a “lunchtime procedure” because of how speedy it is. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.

Do Lip Fillers Dissolve Quickly?

Yes, lip fillers don’t take long to dissolve. Some patients observe very speedy results, e.g. in an hour after injection, though it is common to have more vivid results within 24 hours after the injection. As for final hyaluronidase results, they are expected to be seen within a day or two.

How Many Sessions of Hyaluronidase Do I Need?

In general, a single session is sufficient to reach the desired result. In some cases, though, patients come back for a second session. It is up to the treating professional to decide whether a second session is necessary or not. At Skin Genity, Dr. Schwarzburg will evaluate the problem and determine the exact number of sessions you need.

How Long Do the Results Last?

The results achieved by hyaluronidase injections are permanent. This means that in case you would want to enhance your appearance with fillers you will need to get dermal fillers injections again.

How Long is the Downtime for Hyaluronidase?

Hyaluronidase injections are minimally invasive and are quick to perform. This means that you will be out of the clinic shortly after the procedure. Another advantage is that you will be fully able to resume your daily activities right away, as the procedure does not require any recovery time.

What Are the Preparation Steps for Hyaluronidase?

Hyaluronidase NYC is a filler dissolving procedure. It is non-surgical and hence harmless. Patients mostly don’t need to be concerned about taking special measures before, during, or after a hyaluronidase treatment. Certain steps that you will need to take into consideration are as follows: make sure to come to the clinic wearing no makeup, avoid consuming alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen, and some other dietary supplements before the treatment as they are likely to cause bruising or swelling. Present your medical history to Dr. Schwarzburg to have his confirmation on how well the medications you are taking will go with a Hyaluronidase treatment.

How Much Does a Filler Dissolver Cost?

Hyaluronidase enzymes can dissolve such hyaluronic acid based fillers as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Revanesse. In New York City, the price for this filler dissolving procedure can be anywhere from $600 to $1500. The overall cost of the procedure depends on such factors as the price of the medicine that is used, the expertise level of the health care provider and the complexity of the case in general. After your personalized consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg at Skin Genity he will develop a custom treatment plan for your case, designed to address the issues caused by your previous filler injections.

What Are the Hyaluronidase Aftercare Steps?

Dissolving dermal fillers with Hyaluronidase is a very quick procedure. It will not cause you to cancel or even postpone your regular activities. You can readily go back to your normal routine after leaving the clinic. However, ideally you should not wear makeup at the site of injection for 12 hours after the treatment. It is also recommended not to drink excessive amounts of alcohol or engage in active workouts, as it might result in swelling.

Is Hyaluronidase Safe?

Hyaluronidase affects the injected hyaluronic acid filler only. It doesn’t target other skin layers and doesn’t harm or neutralize your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. This being said, it is considered to be a safe procedure.

Are Hyaluronidase injections safe?

A resounding yes! The hyaluronidase injection has been chemically engineered to exclusively target hyaluronic based fillers, thus leaving everything else unharmed, but completely dissolving the dermal filler.

Is the Hyaluronidase Treatment Painful?

Hylenex injections are known to be completely painless. There may be some slight pricking sensations during the process of injection, though. This is why we always offer our patients the option of a topical anesthetic if the skin is exremely sensitive.

Does Hyaluronidase Imply Any Side Effects?

Hyaluronidase is a naturally occurring enzyme present in the human body. This is why the risks related to the filler dissolving procedure are little to zero. Most of the patients experience just a little itching, redness, tenderness, or swelling on the area of treatment  that subsides in a few hours after the treatment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Hyaluronidase Injections?

The treatment is absolutely safe, and yet it does not suit everyone. Some medications and medical conditions are not compatible with hyaluronidase injections. Apart from that, hyaluronidase is not advised for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Neither is it a good option for those who have open wounds and cold sores.

Besides, it is possible to be allergic to hyaluronidase. To test and see if you are allergic to the substance, our specialist will inject a small amount of the solution into your body and monitor its reaction for a few minutes. Also, make sure to update our professionals on any underlying conditions or medicines that you are taking.