Hyalase treatment is a procedure that uses the enzyme hyaluronidase to break down hyaluronic acid fillers. It is used to dissolve, reduce or correct the effects of a previous filler treatment.
During a Hyalase treatment, a Hyalase solution is injected directly into the area where the original filler was placed. The enzyme in the solution breaks down the hyaluronic acid, allowing the body to dispose of it naturally.
A suitable candidate for Hyalase treatment is someone who is dissatisfied with the results of a previous hyaluronic acid filler treatment, or someone who has experienced complications after such treatment.
A typical Hyalase treatment usually lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
The initial results of Hyalase treatment are usually visible within 24 to 48 hours. However, the body can continue to break down hyaluronic acid for up to a week. The final result is visible after 1-2 weeks.
The number of sessions required depends on the amount of filler to be dissolved and how your body responds to the treatment. Some people need only one session, while others may require several treatments. This will be assessed during your consultation and at each subsequent post-treatment checkup.
The time you have to wait before you can do a repeat treatment with Hyalase depends on your specific situation and how your body responded to the first treatment. It is generally recommended to wait at least two weeks. However, your doctor can give you a better estimate based on your personal response to treatment.
The experience of pain during Hyalase treatment can vary from person to person, depending on their individual pain threshold and the specific treatment area. Some parts of the face may be more sensitive than others. Although most patients describe the discomfort as minimal, a local anesthetic may be applied if necessary to ensure patient comfort.
Temporary side effects such as redness, swelling and mild discomfort may occur with Hyalase treatment. Although very rare, over-treatment can potentially break down the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin, resulting in subtle changes in skin texture.
It is generally recommended to wait at least two weeks after a Hyalase treatment before considering getting fillers again. This gives your skin enough time to recover and ensures that any remaining hyaluronic acid fillers are completely dissolved.
Hyalase is a brand name for hyaluronidase, an enzyme that effectively breaks down hyaluronic acid in fillers. It is extremely effective and considered safe by doctors for correcting or resolving previous filler treatments.