Hylenex is a brand name for hyaluronidase, an injectable enzyme that is used to break down hyaluronic acid-based fillers. It can be used in various areas of the face where fillers may have been overused, improperly placed, or have caused an undesired effect. Here's how Hylenex can be applied to different targeted areas:
Lips: If dermal fillers have led to overfilling or asymmetry in the lips, Hylenex can be used to correct these issues. By breaking down the excess hyaluronic acid, the enzyme helps to reverse the filler's effects, restoring the natural shape of the lips or reducing the volume to a more desired level.
Cheeks: Sometimes, cheek fillers can create too much volume or an unnatural contour, giving a puffy appearance. Hylenex can address this by selectively removing the filler, allowing for the re-adjustment of cheek volume. This helps in achieving a more natural facial contour and can alleviate the appearance of being "overdone."
Under Eyes: The under-eye area is delicate and prone to puffiness or unevenness if fillers are not applied with precision. Hylenex can be injected to dissolve the filler in this area, helping to eliminate any lumps, uneven distribution, or overfilling that might occur with dermal fillers, resulting in a smoother, more even under-eye area.
Hylenex allows for the adjustment of hyaluronic acid filler results without waiting for the fillers to naturally dissolve over time, which can take several months to a year. It's a powerful tool for practitioners to refine the results of filler treatments and for patients who are seeking to correct undesired effects from previous filler injections. The treatment is relatively quick, and the effects of Hylenex can often be seen shortly after administration. As with any cosmetic procedure, it's essential for patients to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to discuss the potential risks and to ensure the best outcome.
Our skilled practitioners at Femme Aesthetics will conduct a thorough consultation to understand your concerns and tailor the treatment to your needs. The Hylenex solution is then carefully injected into the treatment area, where it will work to dissolve the unwanted filler.
Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements to minimize bruising.
Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet.
Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
Avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to heat for the first 24 hours.
While Hylenex is generally safe, some patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and should resolve within a few days.
Hylenex is an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid (HA), the substance used in many dermal fillers. It's used to reverse the effects of HA fillers when needed, for example, in cases of unsatisfactory results or complications.
Hylenex must be applied by a trained professional, such as a doctor or licensed esthetician, to ensure precise application and effective results.
The procedure is quick, typically taking around 15-30 minutes.
Most patients report minimal discomfort, and we offer numbing options to ensure your comfort.
The results are permanent, as Hylenex dissolves the filler completely.
The treatment is generally comfortable, often taking 5 to 30 minutes. It's typically mixed with a numbing agent, and while some swelling may occur, it usually subsides within a day or two.
Yes, new filler can usually be injected about three days after Hylenex treatment, assuming the area has responded well to the enzyme.
Beyond aesthetic applications, Hylenex is used in the medical field to enhance the absorption and dispersion of other injected drugs and to help improve the clarity of medical imaging with contrast dyes.
Hylenex can be directly injected into areas where HA filler has congealed or where granulomas have formed due to chronic inflammation unrelated to allergies, offering a non-surgical solution to these issues.
The amount of Hylenex used depends on factors like the urgency of the situation, the length of time the filler has been present, and the degree of filler crosslinking.
Among hyaluronidase brands, Hylenex is known to have a lower risk of allergic or anaphylactic reactions.