Speaking to The Zoe Report, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban gave the lowdown on which fillers can be dissolved. Firstly, fillers that are hyaluronic acid based can most likely be dissolved. Common fillers that are hyaluronic acid-based include Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Lift, and Belotero.
“Our natural body white blood cells secrete hyaluronidase, which is part of our immune response that causes filler to dissolve,” Shamban revealed. The good news is that, if you don’t want to wait for your body to do its thing, extra hyaluronidase can be injected in the area of your filler in order. This added enzyme will then accelerate the process of your filler, causing it to break down faster.
The bad news is that, depending on the amount of filler you have, it can take up to ten sessions to fully dissolve it all. As well as keeping in mind that the process isn’t usually a quick one, you should know that dissolving your filler also comes with potential setbacks. Aesthetics doctor Dr. Paul Charlson told Dazed that there is a one in 100 chance of being allergic to hyaluronidase and experiencing adverse effects such as pain, wrinkly lips, and a blurred lip line, so you should always get a patch test done first for safety.