Friday, September 15th, 2017
Fillers 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.
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.
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.