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Reverse Poorly Injected Dermal Filler

Unfortunately, poorly injected filler is very common.

Increasingly, we are seeing patients arrive into our clinics unhappy about poor cosmetic results, medical complications and disappointing clinical experiences.

Trust Contour Clinics to guide you through the correction phase and create a bespoke plan to finally achieve your cosmetic injectable goals in a safe and experienced environment.

Filler doesn’t always have to be completely reversed, in some cases of lumps/bumps/superficial filler our advanced protocols allow us to administer ‘Micro-Hyalase’ to reverse the problem, while maintaining your filler underneath.


Consultation with our expert cosmetic doctors and nurses is complimentary and obligation free. During this consultation you will have a bespoke reversal and correction plan detailed, along with suggested time frames for re-treatment.

Hyalase can cause significant swelling in some patients. We offer one complimentary LED light session post reversal session. This aids in speeding your recovery and reducing your swelling.

All review appointments are complimentary.


Before and After

Before and After reversal, then refill correction of poorly placed tear trough filler

Before and After reversal of lip filler migration. This is the most common reason we are consulted for dermal filler reversal.

For when your dermal filler treatment has not gone to plan Reversing Dermal Filler in Sydney

Dermal filler is made from a substance called Hyaluronic acid.

Reversing dermal filler is performed by painless injection of Hyaluronidase (Hyalase) into the area of previous dermal filler. This hyaluronidase acts to break up the bonds holding the hyaluronic acid molecules together (a process called hydrolysis). This dissolves the filler immediately, allowing the body to harmlessly metabolise the by products of filler breakdown.

The effectiveness of filler reversal depends on:

  • The Amount of filler present
  • The degree of filler cross-linking (higher cross linking is present in thicker fillers used in cheeks/jaw/chin
  • Concentration of Hyaluronic acid per ml of filler. Higher concentrations are present in thicker fillers
  • The degree of cosmetic deformity – smaller concerns can be treated with micro hyalase to avoid reversing all of your product

Put simply, the more filler and the thicker the filler, the more Hyaluronidase required.

Hyalase has a duration of action lasting roughly 24-48 hours. Re-injecting within this time period is not recommended as this will dissolve the new filler. We suggest waiting 2 weeks for any residual swelling to resolve prior to re-injection of dermal filler.

Understanding dermal filler migration Why Dermal Filler Migration Occurs

Dermal filler migration most commonly occurs in the lips but can occasionally be seen in any area where filler is injected. It can often be spotted by a duck like appearance to the lips, where dermal filler has spread upwards towards the nose. There are several reasons this occurs:

  • Poor injection technique – most common
  • Excessive dermal filler placed at too short an interval
  • Use of the wrong dermal filler (usually one that is strongly hydrophilic) that draws excessive water to the area and distorts the border between the lip and the skin
  • Use of longer lasting fillers such as the no longer commonly used permanent fillers
  • Incorrect use of the Russian lips/Tenting technique causing channels in delicate internal lip anatomy, allowing filler to spread upwards

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the side effects of hyalase dermal filler reversal?

Swelling is not uncommon with hyalase and is usually mild and restricted to the area injected. Rarely swelling can be severe secondary to an allergy to hyalase. Patch testing should be done prior to elective hyalase treatments to ensure you are not allergic to hyalase.

Bruising is uncommon in expert hands.

Will hyalase reverse my own natural tissue hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component present in your skin. Reversing dermal filler with hyalase will dissolve your own natural hyaluronic acid. This is usually minimal if the correct dosing of hyalase is used, and hardly noticeable.

If you are to experience natural hyaluronic acid loss, your body will restore it naturally within weeks.

Treatments to Compliment

LED Light Therapy

LED phototherapy is the perfect non-invasive treatment for facial rejuvenation.

Dermal Fillers

Replace lost volume, or augment tired and hollow facial features with our premium range of Dermal Fillers.

Lip Enhancement

Whether you are looking for a subtle increase or a Hollywood pout our medical professionals can provide the perfect look you desire.

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Recent Reviews

Mia D Dec 20, 2020

The absolute best in Sydney. I would not go anywhere else to get anything done. Everyone I have encountered at this clinic has been so extremely warm and professional and put in so much time and effort to truly achieve your desired outcome. Can’t recommend this place enough, do not waste your money elsewhere.

Amanda K Feb 1, 2021

First time at Contour Clinics and was very happy with the whole experience. Easy to find, easy to park, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend and will be a regular from now on.

Rekka P Jan 20, 2021

Very happy with my experience at Contour Clinics Newtown. Everyone was so friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable during my treatment. Dr Josh made me feel so comfortable. I am so happy. I’ll definitely be back!

* Testimonials are from satisfied customers, results may vary. We offer complementary 1:1 consultations to understand your specific requirements before commencing treatment.


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