Dermal fillers are a widely used anti-aging treatment that plumps your skin to make you look more youthful. Sometimes, people are unhappy with their dermal filler treatment results and want to reverse the effects. Hylenex is an effective dermal fillers reversal treatment that can restore your appearance to the way it was before your initial fillers treatment.
Continue reading to learn more about what Hylenex is, and how it works to reverse dermal fillers.
What Is Hylenex, and How Does It Work?
Hylenex is the brand-name version of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase is a protein enzyme that helps break down the hyaluronic acid injected into your skin during dermal fillers treatment.
Hylenex works by separating the molecules in hyaluronic acid and allowing the body to reabsorb those molecules. After treatment with Hylenex, the results of your dermal filler treatment will gradually go away until your skin has resumed its original appearance. For example, if you received dermal filler injectables into your cheeks to make them look fuller and rounder, Hylenex will break down the hyaluronic acid molecules in these areas to reduce any plumpness.
How Long Does It Take For Hylenex To Work?
It generally takes about 48 hours for Hylenex to take effect and become noticeable. Various factors will affect the length of time it takes to work, including the type of dermal filler that was originally used and the number of treatments you’ve had.
Some of our patients who reversed dermal fillers with Hylenex noticed instant results, though it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for most patients. Please keep in mind that you may experience some swelling with Hylenex injections, which can make it look like your treatment didn’t work. However, by 48 hours, it’s highly likely you’ll see results.
Our trained nurses and skincare professionals who administer this non-surgical treatment will talk to you in more detail about what to expect during your appointment.
Why Would Someone Want To Reverse Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a highly effective and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with the potential to make you look years younger. However, there are certain instances where dermal fillers may not produce the results you were hoping for.
Lumps, bumps, complications, and product migration are the most common reasons patients want their dermal filler reversed.
Lumps and bumps can occur in some people who receive injectables in their lips. In rare instances, dermal fillers are accidentally injected into a blood vessel, depriving tissues of oxygen and cause tissue death. Product migration occurs when the dermal filler “migrates” into another section of the face to cause plumpness in unwanted areas.
Anyone who experiences one or more of these effects may want their treatment reversed with Hylenex.
Are There Any Risks Of Hylenex Treatment?
Hylenex comes with risks just like any other cosmetic treatment that involves injectables. Redness, swelling, and bruising are among the most common side effects of Hylenex that typically go away within several hours after treatment. In rare instances, Hylenex may also cause an allergic reaction.
We usually do a patch test on the arms of patients who have a history of allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in injectables before a Hylenex treatment. This helps us determine whether a patient is at risk for experiencing complications or severe effects from Hylenex.
Hylenex skin treatment also comes with the risk of “over-dissolving,” which can cause the skin to sag or droop excessively. Over-dissolving can occur when patients are injected with too much Hylenex at once. However, this side effect can be avoided by injecting small amounts of Hylenex over several treatments.
Who Are Ideal Candidates For Hylenex Treatment?
Ideal candidates for Hylenex treatment are unhappy with the results of dermal filler treatment and want their original appearances back. This treatment is also ideal for those who may have received dermal fillers from someone who was unlicensed or untrained, and who need professional help with reversing results.
If you’re not completely sure whether you’re an ideal candidate for Hylenex, our team at Parfaire will be more than happy to perform an evaluation and suggest one or more treatments that can help you achieve desired results.
Where To Find Hylenex Treatment In Pasadena
Our Parfaire office is located at 101 S. Madison Avenue in Pasadena, California. We offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments that can help you feel and look younger, as well as Hylenex injections for those who want their dermal fillers reversed. Contact us today at 626-361-4258 to schedule an appointment or request a consultation online to learn more about our many skincare services.