Unhappy with your lip fillers? Introducing all-natural dissolver hyaluronidase

Our Aesthetic doctor, Kalpna Pindolia, reveals everything you need to know about safely fixing lip filler problems!

With the meteoric rise in lip fillers, we are seeing a lot of ‘botch’ jobs in the press…which is really worrying! Sometimes lip filler results are not what you may have expected. But do not worry, at GILD Clinic, we have the solutions!


Prevention is better than cure

First of all, preventing problems is certainly less distressing than having to cure them. So choose an aesthetic practitioner who is experienced, medically qualified and also, artistic! Being patient along the journey helps too, sometimes it takes time to safely get to where you want to be, so 1 ml at a time is always sensible. And sometimes less is more…your practitioner should also know when to say…’let’s stop for a while’.


What is lip filler?

Temporary lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid gels. At GILD Clinic, we only use approved hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Belotero or Teosyal. After your detailed consultation, small injections are strategically placed for volumising, and contouring effect…keeping your unique lips in mind.


What can go wrong with lip filler?

Issues with lips after treatment can include lumps, overfilling, movement of the filler or an uneven result. Whether you are unhappy with your lip filler result, or simply miss the shape of your natural lips, like Kylie Jenner did this year, there is a solution!


The natural solution

Hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally broken down by the body over time, usually over 3-8 months. So if you are unhappy, you can simply wait for the product to break down. Warm compresses and massage can accelerate this process. But this can be a long time to wait.


A quicker option

If you want a much quicker solution, we can use a medication called hyaluronidase (in the UK, known as hyalase) to dissolve filler.  As there is a small chance of allergic reaction to the hyaluronidase, we carry out a patch test first to ensure it is safe to use. After numbing cream application, this enzyme is injected into the lips, with a series of carefully placed tiny injections. Magically, this starts working immediately! The full effects are seen at two weeks after the procedure. And more good news – if you choose to have more lip filler after dissolving, you can do so two weeks after the procedure.



So while lip fillers can be dissolved, prevent problems by taking your time when considering lip treatments and be patient about the journey. Make sure you trust and feel comfortable with your injector. Whether you have a private appointment, or want to be a cosmetic model, at GILD Clinic, you will always be consulted and treated by a medical professional. You certainly don’t have to have treatment if it is not right for you.

And finally, remember the Audrey Hepburn saying, ‘for attractive lips, speak words of kindness’.

About the author

Dr Kalpna Pindolia sees aesthetics as a delicate balance between artistry, symmetry and professional experience. She graduated the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2000, Dr Pindolia has had the privilege of working in Emergency Medicine and Maritime Medicine before realising and settling into her true passion: Aesthetic Medicine.