Tear trough fillers can be dissolved using an enzyme which breaks down the filler in about 30 minutes. The most common areas that we are asked to dissolve dermal filler in are the tear trough and lips. Cityskin offers dermal filler dissolving treatments at all our Melbourne clinic locations. 

Why is dermal filler in the tear trough so difficult? 

The tear trough is a difficult area to treat for a few reasons. Firstly, the skin under the eye is very thin and forgiving if filler is placed too superficially. Additionally, the proximity of blood vessels and nerves in the tear trough area is something that injectors must be cautious of during treatment.  

If dermal filler too superficially under the skin in the tear trough it can cause a slight blue discolouration known as the ‘Tyndall effect‘. Sometimes you can see small lumps and bumps under the skin when filler is not placed in the correct plane. 

Non-permanent dermal filler can be dissolved. 

If you have had temporary dermal filler injected, it can thankfully be dissolved. We can inject an enzyme into the dermal filler to break it down. The filler is broken down almost instantly. 

How to dissolve under eye filler 

At Cityskin we strongly believe that you should go back to the clinic that performed the dermal filler treatment for them to dissolve it for you free of charge. If you are unhappy with your cosmetic treatment, we believe this is perfectly reasonable and you should call them to discuss this. This may mean that the dermal filler is entirely dissolved, and you have to start again at treating the under-eye area. 

The enzyme used to dissolve dermal filler is kept as an emergency item in every clinic offering dermal filler treatment. At Cityskin we always have it in stock for emergency use. 

How Cityskin can help 

If you are still unhappy with the clinic that treated you, we recommend booking in with one of the Cityskin practitioners to review the area that you have had treated. Your filler can be dissolved if it is too superficial or causing lumps/bumps that shouldn’t be there. 

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