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Reverse Poor Lip Filler Results With Hyaluronidase

In the hands of a skilled injector with an expertise of injection anatomy, dermal fillers can achieve subtle lip enhancement and natural-looking results. On rare occasions, patients who receive injections from an unqualified provider can end up with undesirable results, including lumps, asymmetry, and overfilling. Fortunately, it is possible to reverse poor lip filler results with hyaluronidase.

Continue reading to learn how hyaluronidase works, why someone may need it, and how quickly it can reverse effects.

What erases lip filler?

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that can be injected to eliminate or modify the effects of a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm. It works by speeding up the natural disintegration of the hyaluronic acid gel.

Why would you need to reverse lip filler?

There are a number of reasons why a patient may want to reverse poor lip filler results with hyaluronidase, including:

  • You are not satisfied with the results

  • Too much filler was injected in the lips

  • Excess filler has resulted in lumps

  • Filler was placed in the wrong spot or migrated (typically to above the upper vermillion border)

  • Filler wasn’t properly sculpted to produce symmetrical outcomes

  • Product was inadvertently injected into a blood vessel, which can result in vascular compromise (***This indication is a medical emergency and should be done as soon as possible to avoid permanent vascular damage and scarring. )

These issues often occur when an unqualified provider administers injections without the proper training or an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy.

To avoid undesirable outcomes and serious complications, you should only seek injections from a board-certified physician with extensive training specifically in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

What is the Cost for Filler Removal?

The cost for removal of filler done at an outside practice is dependent upon the specific problem and desired outcome. Reversal starts at $625 but may be more depending on the complication. Replacement of the filler CANNOT be done the same day. All evaluations for filler removal MUST be done in person at the office.

Schedule an Appointment for Lip Filler in Winston-Salem

If you would like to reverse poor lip filler results, please schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lindsay. If this is an emergency or after hours, please call (336) 817-5385 and leave a message or send a text. You may also send an email to and expect to hear back within 24 hours.

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