How Long Does It Take for Dermal Fillers to Dissolve?

Fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce wrinkles, add volume, and enhance facial features. But how long does it take for them to dissolve? Most dermal fillers settle or show their full results after 2 to 3 weeks, although there are a few exceptions. It takes time for the filler to break down, integrate with the tissue in the surrounding area, and begin to moisturize the skin. Generally, it takes 6 to 12 months for fillers to dissolve on their own with natural hyaluronidase in the body.

However, increased activity can cause them to dissolve more quickly. In some cases, when dermal filler is misplaced, incorrectly injected and causes complications, or is over-injected, it is visible to the naked eye. In such an event, the filler would have to dissolve within 24 hours of the diagnosis of necrosis to save the tissue; otherwise, there is a potential need for a skin graft and surgical intervention to reconstruct the face. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural skin compound, so the body naturally dissolves them over a period of 6 to 18 months.

If you don't like the results of your filler treatment, there are two ways to get it to dissolve: naturally or with lip filler dissolving injections given by a licensed professional. This will decrease in 48-72 hours, depending on the area and the amount of filler required to dissolve, however, it will take up to two weeks for the entire fill to completely dissolve and settle naturally. Before you receive your first filler injection, it's important to understand how soon you'll see the results, how long your results will last, and how long it will take for the fillers to dissolve if you don't like them in the end. Knowing this information can help you make an informed decision about whether or not dermal fillers are right for you.

Emmett Whitson
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