How do I dissolve tear trough dermal filler? | Cityskin Cosmetic Clinic

Tear trough fillers can be dissolved using an enzyme which breaks down the filler in about 30 minutes. The commonest areas that we are asked to dissolve dermal filler are the tear trough and lips. Cityskin offers dermal filler dissolving treatments at all of 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 number of reasons. Firstly the skin under the eye is very thin and forgiving if filler is placed too superficially. Another reason is the close proximity of blood vessels and nerves in the tear trough area that injectors have to be mindful of.

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 non-permanent 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 in order for them to dissolve it for you free of charge. If you are unhappy with your treatment I think 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.

We charge $250 per treatment to dissolve your dermal filler if you had the treatment at another clinic. Once the filler has been removed you may want to have it replaced and we can also do this at our standard dermal filler rate (from $650 per ml).

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