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Dissolving Juvederm and Botox in Los Angeles | Kare Plastic Surgery

Reversing Juvederm and Restylane

Juvederm and Restylane are two very popular fillers used for facial enhancement, especially on the lips and cheeks. Both products are made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a clinically-safe ingredient that can be injected into the soft tissue of the face. Unlike collagen, hyaluronic acid does not require allergy pre-testing before injection.

There are many different types of Juvederm and Restylane that are available commercially for facial volume enhancement. These fillers (Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Restylane Silk, Restylane) are all composed of hyaluronic acid, but differ in the viscosity of the filler. 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles specializes in the removal and reversal of Juvederm and Restylane in patients who have received injections by other surgeons and are unhappy with the results. Our office utilizes both Vitrase and Hylenex Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler once it has been injected. 

It takes hours to days for the hyaluronic acid fillers to safely dissolve within the skin. In most cases, conservative reversal is optimal in order to minimize the effects of overcorrection. If you have questions about hyaluronidase injections, please call our plastic surgery patient care coordinator to discuss your options for treatment.