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Hyaluronidase Injections

to Dissolve Dermal Fillers

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What is Hyaluronidase?

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme naturally found in the body that plays a crucial role in breaking down hyaluronic acid, a substance used in many dermal fillers. It is available in injectable format. By causing the degradation of hyaluronic acid, hyaluronidase effectively dissolves filler material, allowing it to be absorbed and metabolized by the body.

If you’re seeking a solution for dissolving dermal fillers, hyaluronidase could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Ultrasound Guided Hyaluronidase at FaceMD

At Clinique Face MD, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge technology to enhance your treatment experience. Our clinic is one of the first in Quebec to provide ultrasound-guided hyaluronidase injections using Clarius’s ultra high-frequency ultrasound scanner

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When Should Hyaluronidase be Used?

Subcutaneous injections of hyaluronidase can be used to solve a range of issues and cosmetic mistakes:

Filler Misplacement

If dermal fillers are incorrectly placed, hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the mislocated product quickly and effectively, often necessitating medical attention to prevent further aesthetic or medical complications.

Product Migration

Migration of filler away from the initial treatment area can be managed by hyaluronidase injections, which help to re-dissolve the product back into the body safely and effectively, ensuring that the intended aesthetic effects are achieved without additional risk.

Remove Lumps and Skin Bumps

Hyaluronidase can be used to address the formation of lumps and bumps after dermal filler injections. The injection smooths the area by breaking down excess hyaluronic acid and ensuring a smoother skin texture.

Overfilling Correction

When too much filler has been injected, hyaluronidase offers a remedy by reducing the excessive volume, aiding in achieving a more natural appearance and preventing complications like edema or skin necrosis.

Vascular Occlusion

In critical cases of vascular occlusion caused by filler injections, hyaluronidase acts as an emergency treatment, quickly dissolving the obstructive material to restore normal blood flow and prevent severe outcomes such as tissue necrosis.

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Benefits of Ultrasound Guidance

The benefits of ultrasound guidance for hyaluronidase injections are manifold. By precisely targeting the affected areas, ultrasound technology minimizes the risk of damage to surrounding tissues and structures. This precision can lead to more effective outcomes and a shorter overall treatment timeline. Additionally, ultrasound guidance allows for a tailored approach to each patient’s unique anatomy, ensuring optimal results with minimal discomfort.

How do Ultrasound Guided Injections Work?

Ultrasound technology utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of the body’s internal structures. During an ultrasound-guided procedure, a small handheld device called a transducer is placed against the skin in the treatment area. The transducer emits sound waves, which travel through the body and bounce off tissues, creating real-time images on a monitor. Learn more about Clarius here.

Reverse Dermal Fillers with Accurate Injections

By visualizing the treatment area in real-time, our skilled practitioners can precisely target specific areas with accuracy. This allows for optimal placement of the hyaluronidase solution, minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues and structures.

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Risks of Hyaluronidase

While hyaluronidase is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified medical professional, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks. Common side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. In rare cases, allergic reactions or tissue damage may occur. However, with ultrasound guidance, the risks associated with hyaluronidase injections are minimized, as the procedure is performed with enhanced precision and accuracy.

Allergic Reaction to bee and wasp stings

When bees or wasps sting, they release substances that can cause allergic reactions. One of these substances is hyaluronidase, a type of protein. If someone has had a severe allergic reaction to bee or wasp stings but hasn’t had specialized allergy testing, doctors may suspect hyaluronidase could be the trigger. This means that if someone with a history of severe reactions to stings or local anesthetics gets hyaluronidase treatment, there’s a risk of having a severe reaction again, up to 5% or even 60% depending on their medical history. If someone is allergic to both bee and wasp stings, it’s more likely that hyaluronidase is what’s causing the allergic reaction.

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For those seeking alternatives to ultrasound-guided hyaluronidase injections, traditional injection methods are available. However, without the guidance of ultrasound technology, these procedures may be less precise and require additional sessions to achieve desired results.

Additional Considerations

At Clinique Face MD, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Before undergoing any treatment, our experienced team will conduct a thorough consultation to assess your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your goals.

If you’re considering hyaluronidase injections or any other aesthetic procedure, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable staff. Together, we’ll explore your options and create a customized treatment approach designed to help you look and feel your best.

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Are Hyaluronidase Injections Painful?

Hyaluronidase injections utilized in aesthetic medicine are generally well-tolerated by patients. Although the administration of this enzyme through subcutaneous injection typically results in minimal discomfort, healthcare providers can apply topical anesthesia to the area prior to the procedure. 

The fine needle used for the hyaluronidase injection and the swift nature of the treatment help to mitigate pain, though individual reactions can vary. Post-treatment, patients might experience common side effects such as slight swelling or redness, but severe pain is unusual. 

Do these Injections Dissolve Tissues Too?

Hyaluronidase injections are designed with specificity to target and break down hyaluronic acid within the extracellular matrix of connective tissues, not the tissues themselves.

When administered, the hyaluronidase acts only on the hyaluronic acid molecules, facilitating their breakdown and absorption into the body. The precise dosage and careful administration of this drug are critical to ensure that it affects only the intended dermal filler injection sites, thereby minimizing the risk of adverse reactions such as tissue necrosis or granulomatous hyaluronic acid reactions. 

How does Hyaluronidase work in cosmetic medicine?

Hyaluronidase, a pivotal enzyme in aesthetic medicine, accelerates the breakdown of hyaluronic acid within connective tissues. This process enhances the absorption and dispersion of drugs or fluids injected into the body. 

In the realm of cosmetic injections, specifically dermal fillers, hyaluronidase injections serve as an eraser, enabling the modification or reversal of hyaluronic acid filler treatments by degrading the extracellular matrix. This application is critical when managing complications such as overfilling or mitigating adverse effects like vascular occlusions, ensuring that patients receive safe and effective adjustments to their treatment. 

What Fillers Can Hyaluronidase Injections Dissolve?

Lip Fillers

In the administration of lip enhancements, hyaluronic acid fillers are popular for creating volume. If complications arise or the aesthetic result does not meet patient expectations, a hyaluronidase injection can be administered. This enzyme specifically targets the acid fillers, breaking them down rapidly, thus allowing healthcare providers to correct or dissolve the product effectively.

Chin Fillers

Chin augmentation uses hyaluronic acid-based fillers to sculpt the chin area. However, if patients experience adverse reactions or asymmetry, hyaluronidase can be introduced as a solution. By adjusting the dosage and precisely targeting the injection site, doctors can refine the volume and contour of the chin with minimal risk.

Nose Fillers

Hyaluronidase is a crucial agent for correcting errors made during non-surgical nose jobs, such as misplacement or migration of the product. The enzyme’s ability to act swiftly at the site of injection ensures that any undesirable volume can be addressed quickly, reducing the potential for tissue necrosis or other severe complications.

Cheek Fillers

Hyaluronidase injections are also valuable in the adjustment of cheek fillers. This treatment involves careful administration of the enzyme to the affected area, where it helps in dissolving excessive hyaluronic acid, ensuring that any issues with overfilling or undesirable contours are corrected, enhancing patient satisfaction.

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How long Does it Take to Dissolve Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

The time required for fillers to dissolve post-hyaluronidase treatment can vary, but typically, the effects are visible within 48 hours. Patients may observe a notable reduction in filler volume after 2 days, with further decrease in the following days. The total time for complete resolution of the filler depends on the initial volume, the specific type of filler, and individual patient factors like skin and tissue response.

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