There are a myriad of dermal fillers on the market that are becoming immensely popular. While not as popular as Botox, they are quickly becoming the “next big thing.” While millions of women and men are giving up on it. Those who have never use it are probably asking themselves the following questions: And the most common will be can dermal fillers be reversed.
Should I do it? What should I inject? What are the risks? And if I hate it, can I go back?
I would like to start my comments by saying that I have always done all Botox fillers and injections for my patients. I know that many places have aestheticians and other doctors who are not plastic surgeons (and even dentists). Most of the time it’s probably fine, but there are many advantages to having an experienced plastic surgeon perform the injections. But ultimately it’s up to you, depending on your comfort level.
Not all dermal fillers are reversible. Only those based on hyaluronic acid may be reversible. The good news is that all the fillers I use are hyaluronic acid-base: Juvaderm and Voluma and their associate product families. This also applies to Restylane and Perlane and the entire family of fillers. This does not apply to Radiesse or Sculptra, which has a completely different material. So, here is your first answer to can dermal fillers be reversed.
Instructions: Can Dermal fillers be reversed
When I inject a filler, I always tell my patients to massage any solid areas they may notice during the first week. You can certainly freeze an area after an injection, but it is not necessary. Also, if you are happy with the way you handle the injection, it will almost certainly stay that way. They all have some water absorption and slight swelling after the filler injection. I strongly advise everyone to wait two weeks after the filler before considering making any changes.
Because people sometimes look at the inject area very critically, it is important to realize that there can be subtle differences between and along the inject areas (e.g., on both sides of the lip) that can be notice because it will be there on day 2 or 3, but it will be fine on day 14. The bottom line is that you should not be in a hurry to make changes in the first few weeks.
I think the main advantage of knowing that your filler is reversible is having the peace of mind that you won’t “remain” with the filler for months or years if you don’t really like it. From a practical standpoint, reversibility is very unlikely to be necessary. You should also be aware that if the reversible agent is inject, it may dissolve all of the filler inject in that area, which you may not want. This is not an exact science and we cannot control exactly how much filler the reversal agent will dissolve.
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