Dermal Filler Dissolving

Hyaluronic acid based fillers are the safest fillers to use because they are reversible. At Continental Skin Clinic, we are able to dissolve your dermal fillers with a simple injection of Hyaluronidase which will break down the HA based filler.

Treatment Overview

Treatment Time

10 minutes


2-48 hours



Patch test


What is Dermal Filler Dissolving?

Dermal fillers often cause complications such as lumps, asymmetry, and overfilling. In some cases, patients may choose to return to their natural state and have the filler removed, even if there are no side effects.

When this happens, the affected area is injected with Hyaluronidase, also known as “hyalase,” to dissolve the HA-based filler.

This treatment can be combined with the following procedures:

– Anti-Wrinkle Injections

– Dermal Fillers Adjustment Procedure

– Glutathione Injections

– Lip Pigmentation Treatment

– Ultraformer III (HIFU)

We can discuss the combination of treatments during your consultation and create a bespoke treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results!


Wait 3-4 weeks after your dermal filler injections before dissolving.

Return to the practitioner who performed dermal filler treatment.

Avoid drinking alcohol or taking blood thinners 48 hours before the treatment.

Additionally, we will perform a patch test before treatment.


After the treatment, you might experience mild swelling in the treated area, but there is no significant downtime, and you can return to normal activities immediately.

We advise that you avoid heat-inducing activities such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas, or hot showers for at least 24 hours after the treatment.

The doctor may recommend massaging the area based on the treated indication.

How do dermal filler dissolving injections work?

Our experienced doctor will administer hyaluronidase in the area of concern. The solution targets dermal filler and dissolves it naturally in the body.

What does dermal filler dissolving treatment do?

The treatment is used to correct and reverse the results of previously administered Dermal Filler.

Does dissolving dermal filler affect the skin?

Hyaluronidase does not permanently affect your natural hyaluronic acid and only permanently removes filler. Skin laxity, crepiness, or wrinkling following the treatment may be due to a loss of volume from filler being removed.

Is Hyaluronidase safe?

Our doctor only administers a safe amount of the dissolving solution, which is safe and does not cause harm.

Last Reviewed by Dr Farnaz. May, 2024

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Dermal fillers are naturally dissolved by your body over a period of 6 – 18 months, through a process using a compound called hyaluronidase.

Dermal filler dissolving injection could potentially break down too much of the filler, as well as your body’s own natural HA. This is why you should have the treatment done at a professional clinic, such as Continental Skin Clinic.

Dissolving dermal filler is not painful, and we provide numbing creams, numbing injections and skin cooling techniques to minimise and discomfort.

It is recommended not to dissolve dermal fillers for cosmetic reasons for 14 days after the initial treatment, as you are unlikely to have seen the final result due to swelling.

After the hyaluronidase enzyme has broken down the hyaluronic acid, your body will naturally excrete the debris through your lymphatic system. This usually takes a couple of weeks, and during that time your body will also replenish some natural hyaluronic acid to the area.

You may experience potential bruising and visible swelling immediately after the injection. These side effects are resolved within 48-72 hours, depending on the area and how much filler is dissolved.

Only dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid can be dissolved with dermal fillers dissolving injections.

If you are unhappy with a previous filler treatment, for example, your lips could look puffy leave you feeling self-conscious, by dissolving the dermal filler, you’ll be able to correct any issues.

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