Filler dissolving - Dr Jake Sloane

filler dissolving

why would fillers need dissolving?

Filler are an incredibly versatile tool for creating beautiful and youthful results. But because of how easily available and cheap they can be, sometimes things don't go as planned. Patients in this situation are encouraged to always see their original injector first because they will know what product was used and how it was injected. Injectable results aren't guaranteed and even in the best hands, occasionally dissolving is required. One of the key advantages of most modern fillers is that they can be dissolved and removed completely.


But occasionally patients want a second opinion from Dr Jake and in this situation, he's happy to advice and dissolve the work if necessary.

how does filler dissolving work?

The majority of fillers used these days are made from a sugar-based gel. These fillers can be broken down into water by injecting a filler dissolving product. Filler dissolving can be immediate or may take several sessions, each filler brand is different and how easy they are to dissolve is often related to how much filler was injected previously. 

By far the commonest scenario for patients requesting dissolving is lip fillers. Patients complain of mis-shapen lips. asymmetry, lumps (visible or inside the wet part of the mouth), a loss of the crisp shape of the border or filler 'migrating' outside the lip and creating a ducky or puffy look in the skin above the lip itself.