Dermal Filler Correction
Dermal Filler Correction
There is an escalating number of practitioners who have had little experience or training in injecting Dermal Fillers and (Medical) Aesthetic procedures, let alone know how to then correct their mistakes or even recognise them and / or a potential medical emergency.
The number of practitioners who work outside of the guidelines and protocols either intentionally disregarding them or because the only training they have had is a short 2 to 5 day course is on the increase in an industry that has little to no regulation in the UK. Often these new practitioners do not have a medical background that allows them to understand the implications of their actions but at the same time convince an unsuspecting public by using words like ‘Clinical Excellence’, ‘Fully Trained’ etc that they know what they are doing. Of course it’s only a matter of time and luck before these inadequacies show up.
This has led to a major increase in the number of procedures that are causing minor to very severe complications including blindness from Lip injections, facial paralysis and necrosis of facial tissue.
Therefore it’s little surprise that we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of people coming to us for dermal filler correction or removal after treatments performed by others.
We see both ladies and gentlemen who at best have too much filler, lumpy and uneven texture, filler injected in the wrong place, a Tyndall effect where the filler is (blueish/grey tinge) and minor infections.
In all cases we see people who are left feeling very distressed, with some having ‘lived’ with the problem for months and in several cases years waiting for huge volumes of filler to be broken down naturally.
At Skintique Clinic we understand the distress caused when a treatment goes wrong at the hands of someone in-experienced.
A free of charge, no obligation consultation is available with Dr. Natalia Hancock who is highly experienced in corrective procedures where she will advise on the best course of action to help you resolve any problems.
Hyaluronidase (Hyalase used off label), is a prescription only medication that can help dissolve unwanted Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. Although you may see an immediate improvement, it can take several weeks to work fully. This is an advanced procedure in which Hyalase is used to selectively and precisely dissolve the undesirable fillers. The dermal fillers may have been placed incorrectly, excessively or unevenly.
1. Lips and cheeks. Practitioners who are inexperienced and poorly trained often create overdone lips and cheeks. Lips or cheeks which are uneven / asymmetrical are commonly seen as well. Reversal / correction of dermal fillers can be a key step towards looking normal again.
2. Under-eye filler correction. Under eye fillers (tear troughs) is a very specialised treatment that should be performed with the utmost care and precision. This, unlike more commonly undertaken procedures such as nasolabial folds, is technically a harder and more delicate procedure. Under eye fillers or eye bag fillers as they are also known can take a long time to dissolve. If you feel that you have lumps under your eyes, or excessive bagginess caused by fillers or if you feel that your eye fillers have shifted, then we can correct them and dissolve them effectively.
Following injection into the treated area, the Hyalase acts within minutes to dissolve unwanted fillers and restore the original facial contours. The desired level of correction / reversal can usually be achieved by carefully monitoring the dose of the enzyme, with larger doses resulting in complete elimination of the filler from the injected site.
We can dissolve any brand of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal, Belotero, Perlane, and etc.
There are very few reported side effects with hyaluronidase, slight bruising being the most common (as with any injections). This is usually minimal and can be covered effectively with make up. Localised allergic reactions to the enzyme can occur. This enzyme is not recommended for patients with a history of allergy to bee venom.
It is likely that you may not need more than one treatment. This depends on the extent of the filler and the volume of excess filler that we are trying to dissolve, you may need another treatment between 3 and 5 days later. This may incur further cost.
As a guide there can be anything from 1 day to 10 days. This very much depends on the amount of filler that needs to be dissolved. Individual response. Swelling and or bruising.
The cost of this procedure starts from £150.