Hyaluronidase can be used to smooth or dissolve any over-filled areas of the face. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme, and most commonly used to dissolve lip fillers. While lip fillers are a popular treatment, sometimes you may change your mind, and consider having them dissolved for a more natural look.

What is lip filler?

Lip filler is hyaluronic acid that is injected into the lips using an ultra-fine needle. The filler augments lips to give a fuller and plumper appearance, and correct perioral lines.

How do you dissolve lip fillers?

You may decide you want to remove lip fillers before they are broken down by your body (typical timeframe of 6-24 months). If this is the case, hyaluronidase can be used.

Hyaluronidase interacts with the binding sites in the hyaluronic acid filler, and increases the speed it dissolves, getting you back to your natural lips faster. 

How long does the process take?

The procedure itself is quite quick. We inject hyaluronidase into several areas of your lips. The hyaluronidase begins to work immediately. A higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, or more crosslinks of the molecules, may increase the time it takes the hyaluronic acid to dissolve.

On average, your lips should be back to their natural appearance after two weeks, once they are no longer swollen.

Are there common side effects of dissolving lip fillers?

The most common side effect of dissolving lip fillers is swelling. You may experience temporary bruising or discolouration, but this should go away within a few days.

How much does it cost?

Dissolving fillers can range anywhere from $150 to $450 per treatment.