As we have told you before that dermal fillers, specially the Hyaluronic acid fillers are the best solution for your facial volume loss, that results in facial wrinkles, deep lines and furrows. So most of you might have been excited to look younger and see the difference using these fillers. But at the same time, a question arises, is this dermal filler reversible? Well, if this question is on other fillers, then we have said it ‘no’. But since the question is on hyaluronic fillers we have no other option left besides saying ‘yes’.
This particular hyaluronic acid filler can be undo using hyaluronidase. What is hyaluronidase… any idea? Don’t worry. Let us discuss it.
What is hyaluronidase and how it works?
To know how the hyaluronidase works in the reversible phase, let us discuss first, how it contributes to turning the dull skin bright. Yes, don’t be shocked. This is true. Let us see how.
Just similar to hyaluronic acid, hyaluronidase also occurs within our body. As you know, hyaluronic acid plays a major role in hydrating the skin and energizing the nervous tissues. Or you can say it is an essential component of the natural dermal filler. This hydrophilic molecule results in skin softening and make your joints flexible. What is the role of hyaluronidase then?
Besides the natural hyaluronic acid, the fillers also contain cross-linked chains. This, as a result, increases the flexibility to break down the fillers by the body’s natural hyaluronidase. That is the reason why the skin filler injectables metabolize at a slower rate, breaking the molecule of hyaluronic acid, at a time period of at least 3 to 24 months.
Now when the question comes to reverse your dermal fillers, hyaluronidase is used to dissolve those hyaluronic acid molecules. The enzyme is applied to the area where the injected dermal filler needs to get dissolved. This injection rapidly works in the vicinity of dermal fillers and you will be able to correlate the difference, immediately after it is applied. All the hyaluronic acid molecule gets dissolved and metabolized at a rapid turnover rate.
Now if you are thinking to apply this on other cosmetic dermal fillers, except hyaluronic acid filler, then this enzyme will fail to give you the result. For example, this enzyme can be applied after Juvederm, Sculptra, Restylane or Perlane treatment, but does not act on Radiesse or Sculptra, as they are composed of different material. So it is necessary to note it down, before applying the wrong dose.
Hyaluronidase is basically found to be applied to the area under the eye. This is because, the skin around the area is highly sensible and thin, and if over treated with any cosmetic filler, it becomes easily visible. Well if you want to know why and in which situation people want these enzymes to reverse the dermal fillers, check our other blogs.
Are there any side effects?
After reading this, you must want to know, whether these reversible fillers cause any side effects or not. Right? Well, yes, hyaluronidase does have some of its side effects. The most common among them are swelling and bruising. You don’t need to panic. Because these side effects fade away in few days after the treatment. Apart from these, you might have an allergy, that basically occurs rarely. But still it can be a severe one if you are allergic to bee-stings, thus resulting in anaphylaxis.
How to avoid?
All this can be definitely avoided if the dose of the injectable is estimated before it is applied. It is necessary to know, how many doses of hyaluronidase can dissolve the filler. Remember, too much dose will result in a risk, and if less will not give you the desired result. So you have to perfect in every respect. Don’t try to apply it on your own. Consult with your doctor, or go to a specialist to make it done for you.
Coming to the conclusion. Do you know how to buy a perfect dermal filler? Get through our blog where we have discussed some useful tips for you to know before getting a dermal filler. There are several types of dermal fillers available on the market. You have to discreetly choose the hyaluronic based fillers from them, otherwise you will be left with no other option to reverse your filler. Want to check out the different types of fillers? Then click the link and go through the blog.