Dermal Filler Revision Philadelphia
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Dermal fillers are often an excellent non-surgical way to turn back the years by diminishing lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, some patients can experience unfavorable results due to complications or poor injection techniques. Other patients may want to reverse their effects because they want their natural appearance back before the dermal filler results break down. Dr. David Horvath has helped many people revise and correct their dermal filler results.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon and aesthetics expert for more than 25 years, Dr. Horvath understands the intricate facial structures and how to perform your treatment with precision and skill for safe and effective results. He also has the artistic skill to visualize and then achieve your goals. Schedule your dermal filler revision at Horvath Aesthetics today.
How Can Dermal Filler Revision Help Me?
Injectable fillers are one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the United States. Most patients are overjoyed with their results, and any side effects are temporary and well-tolerated. Most commonly, a revision is needed because the prior injector did not have the artistic understanding of what the goal was. Often, inexperienced injectors follow the same routine on every patient whether it is needed or not. One example is over injecting the lips and creating unnatural lips that look like sausages. Another example is not understanding the patient’s age. Doing injections that would be right for a 40-year-old on a 70-year-old patient will likely look odd.. However, sometimes rare complications or problems from unprofessional injectors can cause adverse effects. These effects last so long as the injected gel remains in the tissues, but collagen injections may lead to ongoing concerns. Sometimes dermal fillers can create lumps or bumps in the injection site that may be mitigated with further treatment or need to be surgically removed. Another complication of overfilling is that the filler can migrate to unintended locations. One example is lip filler migrating outside the red lip and filling the skin below the nose or under the lower lip.
Dermal filler revision is done on a case-by-case basis, and Dr. Horvath takes special care with all his patients because you deserve results that are tailored to your needs. He will personally discuss your medical history and the reason for the revision and evaluate the treated area. He will have a thorough discussion on the treatment plan.
There are a few ways to reverse dermal filler results. Dermal filler revision is often done with hyaluronidase, steroid injections or an oral dosage of 5-fluorouracil plus allopurinol to dissolve the gel.
Whether you had a “bad” filler experience due to an injector who was not a licensed and trained medical professional or wish to go back to the way you looked before, Dr. Horvath can help. People who have adverse outcomes from their initial treatment may want to try to attain their desired results with a new doctor, and Dr. Horvath can improve your results as part of your revision.
Common reasons for dermal filler revision include:
- Uneven results
- Improper placement
- Skin discoloration
- Irregular facial contour
- Off-brand product was used
- Patient changed their mind
- Unprofessional injector
- Granuloma (tiny nodules caused by inflammation or infection)
How Does the Treatment Work?
Restoring Your Natural Appearance
How your dermal filler revision is performed depends on the type of injectable. There’s no
standard way to reverse the effects of injectables, and each case is evaluated carefully to ensure patient safety and effective removal. What is important is to have a doctor that understands your goals and the artistic skill to accomplish those goals.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane may be reversed with an enzyme (hyaluronidase) that alters the filler’s results by quickly breaking down the hyaluronic acid gel in the skin’s tissues. Hyaluronidase dissolves the particles rapidly in rare cases of ongoing swelling, infection and other complications. However, Sculptra and other longer-lasting fillers are more difficult to reverse.
A semi-permanent filler such as Sculptra can still be dissolved with a steroid, but there are significant risks in dermal filler revision with steroids, including skin tissue wasting away or atrophying. More aggressive options may be available, or the injectable may need to be absorbed by the body over time to reverse the effects without damaging the tissues. Strategic injections of additional filler may improve the results while the body breaks down the original treatment.
Improving Unsatisfactory Results
Unprofessional injectors are one of the most common reasons women and men are unhappy with their
dermal filler results. Someone who doesn’t know what they are doing and doesn’t understand the face’s underlying structures will not provide your desired results. Dermal fillers should only be performed by a qualified and licensed individual with ample experience. A board-certified plastic surgeon and aesthetics expert such as Dr. Horvath has the expertise and skill required to deliver beautiful results.
Cosmetic injection correction or dermal filler revision requires a great deal of skill. Dr. Horvath will evaluate your initial results and discuss your medical history and previous treatments. He will develop a plan to improve your unsatisfactory results for a balanced, natural-looking result that addresses your initial concerns.
Individualized Results with an Aesthetics Expert
Depending on your specific situation, Dr. Horvath may use dermal fillers to improve your results such as Juvéderm, Restylane or another filler. The injectable products contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in your body and easily reversed with hyaluronidase. His focus has always been on enhancing your natural beauty, and he will work to ensure that your revision treatment addresses your concerns.
Your dermal filler revision may provide immediate results in some situations. For corrective treatments with Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse and other injectables, you’ll see your new facial contour right away. There’s no recovery or downtime needed after dermal filler correction with a new product. However, reversing results by dissolving the original gel or removing it with other methods may require some downtime and special care. Dr. Horvath will provide detailed recovery instructions if your revision requires surgical removal of lumps or bumps.
Safe, Effective Treatments for Dermal Filler Revision
Cosmetic injections often lead to amazing results when performed by a certified medical professional. Dr. Horvath can correct problems due to previous dermal filler treatment or remove the filler if you regret the choice. He will make sure you fully understand the procedure and risks involved in removing the injected material or fixing the issue with additional filler.
Why Choose Horvath Aesthetics
For more than 25 years, Dr. Horvath helped his patients achieve their face and body goals with high-quality reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures. He has always followed research closely and found that he could now accomplish the results he was achieving in surgery through non-surgical means thanks to incredible innovations and advancements. Dr. Horvath now focuses solely on non-surgical cosmetic treatments at Horvath Aesthetics, delivering the same premier quality service and welcoming atmosphere to his patients.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Horvath today to see if dermal filler revision is the right choice for your concerns. Call Horvath Aesthetics at (215) 884-2880.