Occasionally, fillers need to be dissolved when the aesthetic treatment has not produced the desired outcome, has migrated over time and lifestyles to an undesired area, or there is a possibility of vascular occlusion or impending necrosis (tissue death) which is very serious and could lead to the compromise of healthy tissue or even blindness.
Hyaluronidase injections are used to remove unwanted hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal filler material that are often used for correction of facial lines, folds, aesthetic enhancements or shaping facial contours. Common examples of HA based dermal filler are the Juvéderm and Restylane lines of fillers. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that dissolves excessive quantities of injected HA, and subcutaneous nodules that can form after dermal filler injections. Hylenex and Vitrase are common brand names of Hyaluronidase used at Misra Wellness.
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme which breaks down hyaluronic acid based fillers, but it can also break down naturally occurring hyaluronic acid present in the body, and this can be unpredictable. Generally the body may resolve these issues over time or filler can be safely reinjected in the area to assist in volumeizing and the production of hyaluronic acid.