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Dermal Filler Dissolving

Dermal Filler Dissolving

Dermal fillers are perhaps the most widely used cosmetic injectable treatment globally. The good news is that if needed, dermal filler treatment can be easily reversed using hyaluronidase (hylase), an enzyme that dissolves the active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, in fillers.


If you're unsure whether this treatment is suitable for you, you can schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable medical practitioners.

Key benefits

  • Resolves lumps and bumps
  • Removes filler due to change of mind
  • Resolves filler migration
  • Reduced areas that have been overfilled
  • Used in emergency situations to restore blood flow

General Questions

What is involved?

To ensure your comfort during the treatment, an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area, and the hyaluronidase (hylase) will be mixed with local anaesthetic. 


The practitioner will then inject a precise amount of hyaluronidase into the areas where you want to remove the unwanted filler. After the treatment, you will be monitored for about 15 minutes and given an ice pack to help reduce any discomfort and minimise bruising. The entire procedure typically takes around 45 minutes to complete.

When will I start to see results?

You should see results almost immediately. However, the area will continue to heal over the next two weeks.

What are the possible side effects?

Typical side effects of hyaluronidase treatment may include bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness. In rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur.

How many dissolving sessions will I need?

This will be determined by several factors including how much filler needs to be dissolved and the thickness of the filler we want to target. Also depending on your goals, you may need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. Our experienced injectors will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.

How long do I need to wait before getting more dermal filler done after dissolving?

You can have additional dermal filler injected into the area two weeks after your last filler dissolving treatment.

Is it painful?

The experience of pain is unique to each individual, and everyone may perceive it differently. However, most people report a mild sensation of “stinging” or “burning” during the treatment. At Aesthetiqué Medical, we prioritise your comfort and use a combination of topical numbing cream and anaesthetic mixed with the product to ensure the procedure is as tolerable as possible.

Where does the filler go after it’s been dissolved?

Dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid, which is broken down by the hyaluronidase enzyme. This process allows the body to metabolise the product.

I’ve heard hyaluronidase will dissolve my body’s natural hyaluronic acid. Is this true?

Injecting hyaluronidase breaks down the hyaluronic acid in the targeted area, which can also lead to the breakdown of the body’s own natural hyaluronic acid. However, it’s important to note that hyaluronidase cannot dissolve dermal tissue. Within a few days, the body’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid will typically be restored.

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