Dissolving Juvederm Filler: What You Need to Know

Learn about Hyalase injections and how they can be used to dissolve lip fillers. Find out how hyaluronidase works and what it can be used for.

Dissolving Juvederm Filler: What You Need to Know

If you're looking to dissolve lip fillers, you'll need to get Hyalase injections near the filler. Hyaluronidase is a soluble protein enzyme that is used to break down hyaluronic acid found in dermal fillers. This solution works by splitting the molecular bonds that hold HA molecules together and encourages the body to reabsorb those molecules in a natural process. In cosmetic medicine, hyaluronidase is used to dissolve dermal fillers that have been improperly, excessively, or unevenly placed.

It is also used in emergency situations where dermal filler has been inadvertently injected into an artery, causing occlusion of the blood supply. The action of hyaluronidase is very rapid and begins to act immediately on dermal fillers. When injected, it begins to break down the filler, accelerating the dissolution process that would take place over time. It achieves this by increasing tissue permeability, splitting the molecular bonds that hold hyaluronic acid together and promoting the natural cellular processes responsible for its diffusion.

Fillers are permanently dissolved and metabolized.

It's important to note

that hyaluronidase does not work in permanent or semi-permanent dermal fillers.