Some of the most common dermal fillers include those made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that can last from a few months up to one year. The different hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma & Belotero. However, Hyaluronidase injections can reverse such treatments, should the filler have been overdone, or the patient is not happy with their results. Hyaluronidase also can be injected if there was a reaction to the filler. The results from Hyaluronidase injections occur within 2 to 3 days and will dissolve the previously injected filler, sometimes a second treatment with hyaluronidase is necessary to reverse the full effects.
Overall, if you are looking to dissolve past injections of Restylane or Juvederm, Hyaluronidase injections may be a solution for you. This is one of the benefits of treatments like Juvederm and Restylane for instance. They can be easily reversed via this dissolving process at any later date, even months down the road – and with much fewer injections needed. For Hyaluronidase procedures in NYC, Dr. Michele Green is an expert in various dermal filler and reversal procedures. It is important to inject the correct amount and thus have an expert dermatologist who can determine the right amount needed.
How does the Hyaluronidase treatment work?
The treatment procedure involves the injection of a protein based enzyme solution under the skin, which aims to break down the collection of hyaluronic acid, often the result of a previous cosmetic injection such as Restylane or Juvederm and other dermal filler treatments. Basically, it does the opposite of the filler itself, due to the enzyme.
What is Hyaluronidase?
Hyaluronidase is an enzyme solution that is marketed in an FDA-approved product called Hydase. Another commonly used drug for breaking down hyaluronic acid via injections is known as Vitrase.
Vitrase is injected into the same area of the tissue as the hyaluronic acid product (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane) was injected previously. It is an enzyme used to break down (reverse) these products and works fairly quickly, usually within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be necessary to return for a second or third injection. It does not work on non-hyaluronic fillers and you will need to discuss options with Dr. Green beforehand, as results vary per patient.
Is Hyaluronidase safe?
Yes, like Juvederm and Restylane, it is safe to inject hyaluronidase and side effects are rare. That said, you could potentially look at testing it gradually via multiple treatment sessions, which can be arranged with cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Green in New York.
Unlike procedures that use fat such as Radiesse, Sculptra or silicone oil fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers can be re-shaped immediately after the procedure is done, or months later.
What does Hyaluronidase cost?
The cost of hyaluronidase varies based on how much treatment is required and the areas affected. We can provide a quote based on consultation, but the average treatment ranges from $500 and up.
Example of before and after hyaluronidase:
Two treatments of Hyaluronidase under the eyes to dissolve bad juvederm injected under her eyes (tear troughs)
Find out more about Hyaluronidase treatments and reverse past dermal filler treatments by contacting Dr. Green online today or by calling 212 535 3088. Our offices are based in NYC but we have patients from all over the world.