Whether you are looking to dissolve dermal fillers due to dissatisfaction with your previous results or you are experiencing a complication due to dermal fillers, the providers at The Alchemy Clinic are here to help.
Asymmetry, lumps, migration, chronic swelling, and/or overcorrection of specific areas are common reasons why patients may be looking to dissolve their hyaluronic-based dermal fillers. Other more serious complications why patients may seek care include vascular injuries such as occlusions or compression of vessels in the face, pain, or infections.
With the use of facial ultrasound we can more clearly define the location of the dermal filler and dissolve the filler directly under ultrasound guidance. This allows for optimal and precise removal of the dermal filler and eliminates the need for high doses of Hyaluronidase (Hylenex).
Lets start first with hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. It is a made up of a long chain of sugar molecules that is found in connective tissues throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid is abundant in the skin, where it helps to maintain moisture levels and support skin structure.
Given these properties it is now easy to understand why dermal fillers are made of synthetic HA!
Part of the body’s normal process of breaking down HA is with hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is produced naturally in the body by certain cells, including white blood cells and breaks down the HA molecules.
Therefore the medication Hyaluronidase (Hylenex) is used to break down and dissolve hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
Possible risks and side effects of Hyaluronidase treatment include bruising, swelling and discomfort, as well as an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions however are quite rare.
Non-surgical aesthetic procedures are increasing as well as the rate of complications. We encourage all patients to heavily research their providers and carefully consider your choice prior to going through with any non-surgical procedures. Tips to be included in your research including asking questions, ensure that risks are discussed and ensure that your provider is competent in managing complications if they arise.
It is also important to remember that not all fillers are dissolvable, so we encourage all patients to always inquire about the products that are going to be used prior to it being injected.
If you are experiencing an emergent complication we recommend that you call the office 603.206.5804 during office hours or The Alchemy Clinic 603.206.5804 or 603.724.7322 so we can coordinate immediate intervention.
On average a treatment may last 3-4 months for most patients. Daxxify may last upwards of twice as long as your traditional treatments.
Results start to kick in a few days after treatment and reach full effect between 10-14 days. Patients choosing Daxxify may see results kick in a bit faster.
Yes! It is very common for neuromodulators to be given on the same day as procedures such as dermal fillers, PDO threads DiamondGlow, and microneedling. When using energy based devices that will leave a considerable amount of heat in the tissue we recommend that treatments be performed on different days.
The most common side effects include bruising, mild swelling, and headaches. Ptosis (drooping of eyelid) can occur, however when being treated by a trained professional that is treating each patient individually, the likelihood of this occurring is rare.