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Choosing to Remove Dermal Fillers

Some cosmetic procedures are simpler to reverse than others. Even when patients get cosmetic surgical procedures revised or modified, they’ll often still have surgical scars and other irreversible changes. Problems with cosmetic fillers can be easier to correct, which is one reason why some people choose fillers instead of facelifts and similar surgical procedures. Different fillers may have to be removed in different ways. Patients may have different goals regarding their dermal fillers in general, and they may want to have them reduced for various reasons.

Deciding to Get the Dermal Fillers Removed
Some patients do not like how their dermal fillers look, even if the process was technically a success. People might decide that they liked the way their faces looked before since it is not always possible to predict how a person is going to look after the filler injections are administrated. Patients might overestimate or underestimate how much they needed to have lines or empty spaces in their faces filled in, and when they witness the results, they might change their minds.

It’s getting easier for cosmetic professionals to help patients estimate exactly how they are going to look after they get their cosmetic filler treatments. However, this process still is not perfect. Patients who feel self-conscious about their faces might add fillers that proved to be unnecessary, at least for them. The people who request so many fillers that they overfill their cheeks are prone to this reaction.

Of course, dermal fillers sometimes need to be removed for other practical reasons. While this is a relatively safe procedure, it’s still possible for the filled sections of the face to become infected. While some swelling may be normal at first, cosmetic experts suggest removing the fillers if it continues for an extended period. If the fillers look uneven on a person’s face, cosmetic experts might use a massage treatment. However, that doesn’t always work. Fortunately, people do have the option to remove the fillers.

Using Enzymes to Remove Fillers
If patients want their fillers removed, the chemical composition of the filler matters. Many popular fillers are partly made from hyaluronic acid. Medical professionals will use enzymes to break down and get rid of these fillers. Specifically, hyaluronidase is delivered into the relevant areas through an injection, and the fillers are eliminated. It may take more than one session to complete this process, but patients have every reason to believe that they can more or less make their faces look as they once did if that is the goal.

Injecting Filled Areas with Steroids
The dermal fillers that are not made using hyaluronic acid will need to be eliminated using other methods. However, cosmetic professionals usually can still address these issues using injections. They’ll use steroid injections instead, but the effects and the overall results should be about the same. Once again, it might take two or more sessions to get all of the filler material out of a patient’s face. This procedure works best if it is performed gradually since the body needs time to adjust, and the skin can respond slowly.

The Natural Elimination of Dermal Fillers
It should also be noted that the body can absorb dermal fillers, at least to a certain extent. They wouldn’t be used in the first place if they were too toxic for that process. It may take about a year for the body to eliminate the fillers on its own. However, it’s still possible for a lot of people to wait. The experts at the Flawless Skin Center can help patients in this situation.