For many, dermal fillers and injectables are an easy and convenient way to enhance the appearance of the face. There are countless reasons why fillers and injectables are a trusted method for rejuvenating your appearance and diminishing signs of aging. Appointments are efficient and side effects are minimal, making these some of the most popular options for patients seeking a quick improvement for a problem area. Unfortunately, not all injections turn out as expected, and if you received a filler at another office and are unhappy with the results, here is what you can do to fix them:
Hyaluronidase Can Help
If your filler was made of hyaluronic acid, then you can reverse the injection with an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This is an excellent solution in the case of overfilling, excessive swelling, infection or a lumpy texture. The hyaluronidase dissolves the particles of hyaluronic acid from your initial injection, allowing patients to avoid the frustration of living with unsatisfying filler results for months.
Steroids May Be Another Option
For fillers that are not made of hyaluronic acid, a steroid injection could help undo the effects of your initial filler. That said, it is possible that steroids could undo more of the initial filler than desired, requiring additional injections to achieve your desired results. Ultimately, however, any leftover filler not treated by the steroid will have to be naturally processed through the body.
Trust an Experienced Surgeon
Of course, to avoid unsatisfying results that require a “re-do,” it’s always a wise idea to thoroughly research your doctor, ask to see before and after photos, and ensure you are well informed before signing up for a procedure. Not all practices are equal, and it is important to do your research in advance.
At Body By Leverett, our team is experienced in providing beautiful, impressive dermal fillers and injectables to residents of Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert and the surrounding Arizona communities. So whether you are seeing a filler for the first time or are interested in revising your results, we are here to help. Simply contact our office today to learn more.