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Filler Removal: How Common Is It?

Portrait of a woman who received dermal fillers from a certified professional and was happy with the result.

As the procedure becomes more popular than ever, I have many patients asking about lip injections at our Albany, NY, practice. Both celebrities and everyday people are enjoying the results of fuller, plumper lips. When performed by a board-certified surgeon or supervised registered nurse, fillers produce pleasing, symmetrical results. But there have been trends in recent news regarding celebrities actually getting their fillers removed.

Famous women like Kylie Jenner and Vicki Gunvalson of “Real Housewives of Orange County” have both admitted to getting their dermal fillers reversed. And if you’re someone who has been curious about getting the procedure done yourself, this might sound alarming. But how common is filler removal overall? And what exactly does the process entail?

“Un-doing” Dermal Fillers

Most of the time, when in the hands of a certified professional, patients are happy with their injectable results. But occasionally dermal fillers can cause less-than-perfect outcomes. Common mistakes by inexperienced practitioners include overfilling, asymmetry, or lumpiness around the injection site. And sometimes, in a small percentage of cases, the patient’s body simply reacts poorly to the product.

In these situations, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like JUVÉDERM can quickly be removed through a simple process. A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase is injected into the affected areas. This enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles and essentially shrink the filled areas back to normal. In cases of non-hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as RADIESSE, these are not reversible. However, the lips are almost always filled using HA fillers.

In most filler removal cases, the results of the hyaluronidase are apparent within the same day. Sometimes improvement can even be seen in less than an hour.

Get the results you want

Although it’s not common, it’s very easy to remove most fillers. Fillers also naturally diminish on their own, so removal isn’t necessary if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your results. It is a very customizable process that your doctor can help you perfect.

Whether you’re seeking natural plumpness or a dramatic pout, lip injections and other fillers are very popular for patients across America. Their high success rate and adaptable results make them a favorite for people stepping into the world of aesthetic treatments. With a skilled professional, everyone can find the look that’s perfect for them.

If you have any further questions or concerns, request a consultation online or call at (518) 438-0505. Our office is always happy to design an individualized treatment plan to rejuvenate and refresh your face.


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