Have you ever wondered if you can remove or reverse dermal fillers? At Mabrie Facial Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area, flexibility is one of our favorite things about fillers, so we offer the option of reducing or reversing them. Most of our fillers—specifically hyaluronic acid-based fillers—can be reversed with injections of a substance called Hylenex.
This product instantly dissolves fillers such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane products if you are unhappy with your results or you simply want less volume. Because our Injectors “layer” fillers over the course of 2 appointments, it is rare that our patients want or need to have their fillers reversed. However, Hylenex gives us even greater options when it comes to refining your results to near perfection.
What Is Hylenex?
Hylenex is an injectable product comprised of hyaluronidase—an enzyme that helps the body break down and disperse hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the main component of most of the fillers we use at Mabrie Facial Institute. Hylenex will not work on RADIESSE, but works on all the products in the JUVÉDERM and Restylane families.
See how Hylenex works in this video:
How Do I Know if I Need Hylenex?
Most patients at Mabrie Facial Institute are very happy with their filler treatments, and very few require Hylenex. However, we do routinely treat individuals who are unhappy with filler results from other practices. Indications for the use of Hylenex include:
- Overfilled, unnatural looking lips
- Visible filler in the under-eye area (Tyndall effect)
- Filler causing vascular occlusion in the nose
Since swelling is common after filler treatment, it’s best to wait at least 2 weeks before deciding whether you want your fillers dissolved.
Hylenex and Your Safety
One of the reasons we have Hylenex at our disposal is as a safety precaution. One of the rare risks involved with dermal fillers is a complication called vascular occlusion. This is when an artery or vein is blocked by filler, restricting blood flow to the tissues in the area. This can quickly lead to tissue necrosis (death) if it isn’t recognized and treated quickly. This risk is somewhat higher in non surgical rhinoplasty, or when an injector is not extremely familiar with the vascular anatomy of the treatment area.
At Mabrie Facial Institute, we have the experience and training to generally avoid complications like vascular occlusion. However, that experience and training also enable us to look for and identify signs of vascular occlusion, and immediately dissolve the filler with Hylenex if there is any risk.
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Out of 2,000 nominees in the U.S., Dr. Mabrie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Loved Injectors for 2017 by the RealSelf community. Thanks to all our amazing patients for making him the only injector in the Bay Area to receive this honor.
How Much Does Hylenex Cost?
Hylenex to dissolve fillers costs either $1,000 or $900, depending on the Injector. For accurate, up to date pricing, visit our Fees & Financing page.
Meet Your Injectors
Our team is made up of experienced medical professionals with a shared passion for facial rejuvenation and contouring with injectables. Hand-picked and trained by Dr. Mabrie in the Illumination 360° approach, they work with you to create a treatment experience that exceeds your expectations.
We’d Love To See You
Find out why so many women and men choose Mabrie Facial Institute for Hylenex treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Request a consultation online with one of our Injectors, or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule your initial appointment. If you’ll be visiting us from outside the area, our Fly in for Your Procedure page was created just for you to help make planning your trip as smooth as possible.