Dermal fillers can sometimes migrate from the intended location, which can lead to asymmetrical or lumpy results. In this situation, you either have to wait for the fillers to dissolve on their own or undergo another cosmetic injectable treatment to even out the lumpiness. Whatever the case may be, all you need to do is to have in-depth knowledge about dissolving dermal fillers as well as information about the best place to dissolve fillers in Dubai.

What are dissolving fillers? 

Fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA) are referred to as dissolving dermal fillers as they are biodegradable and naturally dissolve over time.

Non-HA fillers, such as silicone, do not naturally dissolve over time. If they are misplaced, they can be removed or revised through surgical procedures, if necessary. They can be removed

What is filler dissolving?

Hyaluronidase enzyme is found in both human organs and body fluids. When an injected filler is misplaced, it results in lumpiness, unevenness, and asymmetry of the treated area. To remove unwanted volume and dissolve already injected hyaluronic acid fillers quickly, smoothly, and safely, aesthetic professionals can use an injectable enzyme called hyaluronidase.

Who needs fillers dissolving? 

Well, it’s up to individuals and their personal choice whether to wait and let the filler dissolve or opt for filler dissolution. In the majority of cases, people choose to undergo another injectable process if they are not happy and comfortable with uneven lips or cheeks, or hollow eyes. You need filler dissolving if:

  • Your lips are uneven or overdone.
  • The dermal fillers have lost their volume.
  • There is lumpiness in the lips or cheeks.
  • You have an adverse reaction to the fillers.

What is a Hyaluronidase filler dissolver?

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, a substance that can absorb water and add volume. The enzyme works by accelerating the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid, effectively “melting” the filler and paving the way for future filling of the lips and other body parts.

How to Dissolve Fillers? 

Usually, there are two types of fillers: reversible and non-reversible fillers. Reversible fillers are those made of hyaluronic acid and can dissolve with the passage of time, though it may take a long time. On the other hand, non-reversible fillers such as Sculptra cannot dissolve over time, and therefore, aestheticians may inject more fillers into the site area to even out the unevenness and lumpiness. To dissolve face fillers – including those injected in cheeks, lips, or under the eyes – you need to follow the below-mentioned guidelines:


The first step is always to have a consultation with a licensed professional. This is to determine if hyaluronidase is the best option for you, considering factors such as the type of filler used, where it was injected, and how long ago.

Patch test

If the previously injected fillers were HA, your doctor will consider using hyaluronidase for you. It will start with conducting a patch test, usually on the arms. The doctor will apply hyaluronidase to your arms and wait for 20-30 minutes to observe any adverse reaction of the body to it. If everything is okay, he/she will proceed.

Hyaluronidase enzyme injection

Once the patch test is successfully completed, your doctor will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure your comfort during the process. After that, he will inject hyaluronidase using a micro-needle or cannula to remove fillers in small amounts. Once the enzyme is injected, it starts breaking down the filler immediately.

Distribution of enzyme

With the help of fingers or a specifically designed tool, the aesthetician will evenly distribute the enzyme in all directions, taking into account your requirements. The procedure can last for 20 minutes.


The results can be seen only after the swelling subsides. For some people, it can take up to 2 days, while for others, it may take several days or even a few weeks to see the full results.

Post-procedure care

It’s necessary to follow post-procedure care instructions closely to ensure optimal results when dissolving lip fillers. The instructions include:

  • Keep your body hydrated.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and running for a couple of days.
  • Low-quality cosmetics and lipsticks can restrain you from getting the best possible results from dissolving lip fillers, so avoid them.
  • Avoid eating excessively hot foods for 1-2 days.
  • Your provider may want to see you again for a follow-up to ensure that everything is progressing well.

What are the risks associated with dissolve fillers?

Dissolving fillers with a hyaluronidase injection is a safe procedure. However, there are some minor complications you can expect after the procedure, such as:

  • Lumpiness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising 
  • Redness

How many sessions are required to completely dissolve the fillers?

It depends on the individual’s case. Sometimes, a single session can help you even out the lumpiness in the lips, while for others, 2-3 sessions are required to completely dissolve fillers.

Is filler dissolving a painful process? 

No, the plastic surgeon or dermatologist first applies numbing cream before injecting the dissolving filler. Therefore, you can’t expect the process to be as painful as other procedures.

Is there any downtime for dissolving fillers? 

No, you can continue your daily activities right after the treatment. However, make sure that you follow the dos and don’ts of the procedure provided by your doctor at the end of the treatment.


If you think your fillers are overdone or the filler has migrated from its original position, it is now time to book your appointment at Euromed Clinic. Here, our plastic surgeons and dermatologists provide tailored treatment to all those who are not happy with their filler results and want to overcome the unevenness in the best possible way. To book your appointment, please call us or fill out the following form and submit it.