Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Help for Fillers Gone Wrong

Woman Getting an Injection of Facial Filler Atlanta GA

Getting dermal fillers are one of the most popular ways to turn back the hands of time without surgery. In just a few simple injections, patients can fill in wrinkles, improve sagging skin and even contour a specific area of the face. Fillers are used to plump lips and add cheek volume, and some plastic surgeons can even use them to perform a non-surgical nose job.

While dermal fillers are temporary, the latest products can last 12 to 18 months or more! This a significant benefit for those that attained ideal results with their fillers. But what if you are unhappy with the way your filler treatment turned out? Rest assured, there is a solution – a “magic eraser” for dermal fillers if you will.

Hyaluronidase is a special, naturally occurring enzyme that can dissolve hyaluronic acid. Since most fillers, such as those from Juvederm® and Restylane® are Hyaluronic Acid based, this means that when injected into the targeted area of the face, hyaluronidase can essentially erase what has been previously been done. It can be used to either reduce the amount of filler placed or eliminate it altogether.

Reasons for Wanting to Reverse a Filler

There are many explanations for why a patient may request hyaluronidase to reverse their recent filler, including the following:

  • Performed poorly by an unskilled or inexperienced injector
  • Results were “too drastic” or “not what I expected”
  • Too much filler
  • Asymmetrical outcome
  • Lumps, granuloma or nodules
  • Adverse reaction, prolonged swelling
  • Tyndall effect – when fillers are placed too shallow and produce a bluish appearance

Facial fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® all contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural component of the skin and is tolerated very well by most patients. However, all dermal fillers require a certain level of expertise and artistry from the injector. That’s why it is very important to choose a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to perform your filler injections. This can dramatically lessen your chances of obtaining unsatisfactory results.

The Safety Net of Hyaluronidase

The option of having hyaluronidase to dissolve a filler can be a huge sigh of relief for patients who would otherwise be stuck with their poor results for many months. Hyaluronidase injections are considered very safe and have been used in medicine for years. Getting these injections are just as simple as getting your filler. The remarkable perk of hyaluronidase, however, is that it works very fast. Some patients notice results in just minutes as the enzyme immediately goes to work to dissolve the HA-based filler product. Lastly, hyaluronidase can be used anytime after you receive a filler, whether it is just hours or several months later.

At Olansky Dermatology, we take pride in our ability to deliver highly satisfactory results in dermal fillers. However, if you don’t have to live with the results of HA filler if you’re not happy. Whether you tried to save money and used a less qualified provider, or you suffered a rare adverse reaction to the product, we are happy to discuss your eligibility to receive filler reversal using hyaluronidase.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.