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Can hyaluronic acid lip fillers be removed 3 days after injections due to unwanted results?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Lip AugmentationCan hyaluronic acid lip fillers be removed 3 days after injections due to unwanted results?
A patient asked 4 years ago
I had my lips done with hyaluronic acid 2 days ago, and the shape is so ugly and uneven on upper and lower lips. I really want to dissolve the material ASAP, can I have this done this week, may be tomorrow? And how long would it take to completely get rid of material and not having any bruises and be back to normal life. I did my lips in another country, and now im back home and will see a different doctor not the doctor that injected me.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

Removing Filler after 3 Days

Hi and thank you for your question! While we can use hyaluronidase at almost anytime following hyaluronic acid fillers to revise/remove them, I urge you not to do it right now and wait. Swelling is very common following filler injections and it is very likely that most issues you are experiencing now are related to the swelling and not the filler. Please allow up to 2 weeks for the swelling to completely go down and by then if there are any concerns left, do a follow up with your doctor and do the enzyme if needed. Rushing to do the enzyme when there is still active swelling is never a good idea since it is hard to tell which lump is filler and which one is swelling, and the additional injections will only make the swelling worse. There is also the risk of over-correction or more uneven results. It’s almost always a bad idea to rush to remove filler within days following injection. If possible at all, please be patient and wait a few days and you will most likely thank yourself later. I hope it helps and good luck!


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