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Filler Regret: Celebs and Everyday Folks Are Hitting the Undo Button! 🔄

Updated: Jan 9

Ever noticed how celebs and influencers used to flaunt their cosmetic procedures like badges of honor? Well, it seems like the tide is shifting, my friends. The Kardashian clan, Courteney Cox, and even Kylie Jenner are singing a different tune these days. They're all opting to reverse their fillers and go for a more 'natural' look.

Remember when everyone was rushing to get cosmetic procedures done? Yeah, those days might be behind us. With the Kardashians reportedly bidding farewell to their Brazilian Butt Lifts, Courteney Cox dissolving her fillers because she thought she was "looking really strange" (as she told the Sunday Times), and Kylie Jenner openly admitting she regrets her old lips – it's a whole new era of embracing the au naturel vibe.

The world of face enhancements has undergone a massive makeover lately, thanks to treatments becoming more affordable and accessible. The global cosmetic surgery market is projected to hit a whopping US$72.33 billion by 2030! That's a lot of opportunities to experiment with your face. But, here's the flip side – not everyone ends up loving the results.

Dr. Adam Brown of Dr. Adam Brown Skin & Cosmetics has seen a rising number of patients who want to reverse dermal filler treatments they've had elsewhere. As he puts it, "It's a bummer that patients often seek treatments to improve their look, get guided in the wrong direction, and end up with the opposite of what they wanted."

But wait, there's more. Dr. Brown also encounters cases where long-term dermal filler refuses to naturally dissolve. Yep, some studies have found filler lingering in the body even 12 years after the initial treatment. The good news? Even old dermal filler can be dissolved, as long as it's hyaluronic acid-based (HA). Unfortunately, silicone lip implants and some older silicone- and calcium-based fillers can't be dissolved, so be mindful of that.

Now, let's talk about the filler-dissolving process itself. It's a breeze! Pain is minimal, and there's hardly any downtime. Dr. Brown spills the beans: "We use a medicine called Hyaluronidase or Hyalase, which is an enzyme that specifically targets hyaluronic acid – the main component of most fillers." Once it's injected into the area you want to fix, it gets to work dissolving the filler almost immediately. Come back for a review two weeks later, once the enzyme has been soaked up by your body and any swelling has gone down.

Dr. Brown's clinic in Sydney takes it a step further. They use ultrasound to help dissolve filler. "The machine lets us pinpoint the unwanted filler with precision," he explains. It helps map out blood vessels and other structures under the skin, making the process safer and more effective.

Now, what about fixing lumpy or uneven filler? Dr. Brown says it can be a bit tricky. His advice? Dissolve the filler completely, see how things look, and then consider treatment if needed.

So, if you find yourself in the 'filler regret' club, Dr. Brown recommends reaching out to a trusted provider. As he puts it, "There's nothing more satisfying than a patient saying, 'I've put up with this for so long, I can't believe how quick and easy it was to sort out.'" 💪 #FillerFix #NaturalBeauty

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