Filler Rehabilitation: Dissolving Filler with Hyaluronidase in Nashville

Published on
April 30, 2024
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Kristin Torres
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Most patients are already aware of dermal fillers and their volumizing effects. They’re the go-to treatment for smooth skin, plump lips, and high cheekbones–and they’ve become some of the most popular products on the market.

We see them on a daily basis, online, in-person–wherever we go. That might seem counterintuitive. We all think we can sum a person up, perhaps spot a line around their lips or bloating in their cheeks. But it doesn’t work that way. Filler is meant to create a natural look, and many patients choose a subtle approach rather than a full makeover.

With fillers being such a versatile medium, our skilled injectors craft customized treatment plans through detailed consultations to map out the desired results. However, there are instances where we find ourselves doing the opposite. Often, we're tasked with dissolving filler to address concerns from new clients who were dissatisfied with the work of other medspa injectors or simply because they desire a different direction, perhaps to alter the shape of their pout.

It's the unfortunate truth that some injectors should be more honest about their skill level rather than saying yes to everything without proper training. In fact, here at The SKN Bar, our lead injector Kristin Torres provides hands-on training and education for aspiring injectors.

Fortunately, you’ll be relieved to know that many types of fillers—the most popular, in fact—can be reversed. Let’s go over how that works.

What is Filler Rehabilitation?

Filler is a safe, effective way to add volume to the skin and treat certain types of wrinkles. The vast majority of patients who use it do not experience side effects, and they are usually happy with the results.  

However, in some cases, it might be necessary to dissolve filler injections. This is done through filler rehabilitation, which seamlessly removes the product, reversing its effects. 

How is Filler Rehabilitation Performed?

The procedure for filler rehabilitation mirrors the original injection treatment. The target area is mapped out. A numbing agent is applied, and injections are administered in strategic locations. 

How Does Filler Rehabilitation Work?

The most popular dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound already found inside the human body. It retains and attracts moisture, providing the plumping effect that fillers are famous for. 

To counteract the effects of filler, providers inject hyaluronidase, an enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of HA by breaking the chains that bind the chemical together. This does not involve any type of manual removal. Instead, the HA is metabolized and disposed of through the body’s natural processes.

Hyaluronidase works fast. Many patients see results within the first few minutes, though the whole process can take about 2 weeks to complete.

Which Fillers Can Be Dissolved? 

There are many different types of filler, each with their own active ingredients. But most patients receive HA fillers, which include the following:

  • Juvéderm
  • Restylane
  • Belotero
  • Revanesse
  • Revance’s RHA Collection

HA fillers are categorized based on their consistency, texture, longevity, and applications, and each filler brand has its own line of products. Some of these products may react better than others to hyaluronidase. Some may require multiple sessions or larger dosages. Work with your provider to find the solution that is right for you. 

Who Needs Filler Rehabilitation?

Usually, patients who seek out filler rehabilitation do so because they don’t like the way they look. They may prefer a specific style, or perhaps they are looking for a change. Some patients regret the decision to seek treatment altogether. 

There are patients who find ways to receive filler from unqualified providers. In these cases, improper administration is a possibility, and it can result in complications. It may even require emergency assistance, which is why skilled providers keep hyaluronidase on hand at all times. It’s about safety and making sure that patients have the aesthetic and quality of life they deserve. 

Only Go for the Best in Nashville

Are you concerned about the effects of your filler? Would you like a new look? Are you ready to go au naturel? 

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then our filler rehabilitation service might be for you. 

Welcome to The SKN Bar – Nashville’s premier medspa.

We specialize in enhancing and restoring natural beauty, and we take pride in our prowess. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at (615) 982-0829 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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