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Can You Undo Your Fillers?

Can You Undo Your Fillers?

facial fillers Highlands, NCFillers are one of the most popular ways to help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenate your mouth and correct areas of tissue loss and abnormal contours whether from aging or other cause. Lasting from about 3-4 months to over 2 years (all the ones used by The Center for Plastic Surgery usually last at least 10 months to greater than 2 years), facial fillers last a lot longer than other alternatives like Botox. But, if you have an adverse reaction to facial fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane, or you don’t like your results, you may want to undo them. So, can fillers be reversed? Read on to learn more.

What Are the Risks?

When done by someone who is an expert in filler use, problems are quite rare. In fact, the most common problem is needing to add filler to achieve your desired result. This is because experts inject them conservatively, preferring to add than having to take away. The most common other problems are small areas where the filler is palpable, or swelling of the lower eyelid. The latter is most common when injectors use old methods to try and rejuvenate the eyelid area but can occur from any injection around the lower lid.

Let’s Fix It

If you are one of the very rare people unhappy with your filler results, we will do whatever we can to make sure that we get it right. A lot of times, patients aren’t happy with their results either because they didn’t get enough fillers to begin with or because they haven’t given it enough time surrounding reaction to resolve. On average, it takes your tissues about two weeks for the fillers to show their full effect and really fill in the areas on your face. Come into our office if you are unhappy with your results and we will do our best to fix the issue.


If you do have a rare adverse reaction to facial fillers, we can remove all or part of what was injected to achieve your desires. Although it’s very rare for patients to want us to take out their fillers, it’s easy for us to inject hyluronidase to absorb them as long as they are hyaluronic acid fillers (the only type we now use because of their safety). How severe your reaction is to the filler or how long you’ve had it will help us determine if we can effectively correct the problem.

Facial fillers are beneficial to the majority of our patients. If, however, you are dissatisfied with your results or if you are having an adverse reaction to them, Dr. Buchanan will do his best to ensure that you leave the office happy. To learn more about fillers or to schedule a consultation with our office, contact the Center For Plastic Surgery.

Fillers for Smoothing Rather than Plumping

dermal fillers Highlands, NC

Celebrities like Kylie Jenner have made plumping up virtually every part of the face not only covetable but sexy as well. However, while a lot of women— young and old— have sought out the help of fillers like Juvederm and Restylane to help add volume to their cheeks and lips, fillers are gaining more and more popularity for a different reason: to smooth out the face or return it to normal contours. To help you understand why this benefit is gaining more traction, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.

It Looks More Natural

Eating a diet full of natural ingredients and using all-natural makeup and skin care is a trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Now, more than ever, people want to know exactly what they’re putting in and on their body, and what it’s doing to them. Along those same lines, people are starting to like the idea of looking more natural. And, knowing what normal or natural is, when we at the Center For Plastic Surgery use a filler to smooth the skin or facial contour, it gives our patients a more subtle, and natural look overall— leaving you looking far from plastic. The older you are, the more likely you are to need to fill areas where soft tissue has been lost or gravity has made it look that way. In these cases, “plumping” is merely returning an area to its “normal” or natural, youthful contour.

It Is Good for All Age Groups

When it comes to fillers, there isn’t a designated age that we encourage our patients to start getting them. However, because even individuals in their 20’s start to lose some elasticity in their skin or have congenital depressions, fillers for smoothness are ideal for people of all ages. Whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and beyond, having smooth skin and rounded contours is always on trend.

The Juvéderm family of fillers (Ultra, Volbella, Vollure and Voluma) are some of the most popular fillers world wide. Additionally, they are our choice because of their compositions that provide the proper selection for what is needed anywhere in the skin or face and they last longer than anything similar. Derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body, these fillers are a safe and natural a way to plump and smooth your skin and face. To learn more about these fillers or to schedule a consultation, contact the Center For Plastic Surgery today!

What To Do In Your Filler and Injectible “Between” Times

dermal fillersWhether you’re a Juvederm, Botox, Belotero or Radiesse fan, it’s a good idea to care for your skin between your treatments. You want the best, most optimum results, and we want that for you, too. That’s why it makes sense to care for your skin, everyday, and most importantly, between your filler and injectable treatments. To that end, here are a few “between” time tips:

  • Be certain to remove your makeup every night. Ug! Sometimes that’s the very last thing you want to do before bed. But leaving your makeup on while you sleep can lead to pimples and even more severe break-outs. These won’t actually interfere with your filler and injectable treatments but break-outs can lead to scarring and are just not a good “”
  • Exfoliate at least once a week. This is an especially good idea during the winter months but is beneficial for your skin year-round. Use a cream or gel exfoliator and a gentle motion to rid your facial skin of dry, dead skin cells. The perfect time to exfoliate is in the shower when your skin is warm and moist. This gentle, circular, scrubbing motion also helps increase your body’s production of the essential skin protector and protein, collagen. Look for an exfoliator that does not contain micro-beads, as these are harmful to the environment.
  • Add moisture to your skin every day. After cleansing your skin morning and night, and while it is damp, treat it to a rich moisturizing cream or lotion – preferably one with a sunscreen for daytime use. There is nothing that can benefit your thirsty, dry skin more than moisturizing it. There are serums and hydrating creams made especially for each skin type, be it dry, normal or oily, so do your research and find the perfect one for your skin type. Ask us for a recommendation at your next appointment!
  • Drink more water. This goes without saying and is good advice for your body, generally. Water is a purifier and gets things moving in your body. This absolutely shows on your face and skin!

We want to be your Highlands skin-care specialists.

Call for a consultation appointment, today, to learn about the many treatments we have is store for your beautiful skin: (828) 526-3783.

Want Instant Results From Fillers? Try Radiesse!

A combination of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin provides support and suppleness that is responsible for naturally youthful skin. Too little of the aforementioned substances will most likely lead to volume loss, resulting to the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, men and women seek our facial rejuvenation services not only because they want to look good but also feel good about themselves. Majority of these patients prefer having lunchtime or minimally-invasive procedures as they do not have the luxury of longer recovery periods associated with major plastic surgery. In addition, they also want results that can be noticed immediately.

Good thing there’s Radiesse!

Radiesse is a dermal filler that works by restoring facial volume immediately after it is injected. This biocompatible filler is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water based gel carrier. What sets it apart from other fillers is its ability to stimulate your body to regenerate its own supply of collagen. In addition, Radiesse is known for its long-lasting results which can last for 18 months!

5 Cosmetic Concerns that Respond Well to Radiesse

1. Nasolabial Folds, also known as smile lines. These creases typically run from the side of your nose down to the corners of your mouth.
2. Marionette Lines or vertical lines that laterally encircle the chin area.
3. Downturned appearance of the mouth
4. Appearance of jowls
5. Wrinkles and creases that tend to form horizontally across the chin area

Do you live in or near Highlands, North Carolina and would like to learn more about Radiesse?  We are located at 209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands, NC.  Call us at 828-526-3783 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!