Dissolving Juvederm

If you only want to dissolve a small area of Juvederm and you inject only on that area, will all the Juvederm that was injected in other areas dissolve too or just the area that is injected?

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Hyaluronidase works locally to dissolve Juvederm

A small amount of hyaluronidase injected into the hyaluronic acid in the overcorrected area typically works locally and should not interact with other injected areas on the face.

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Targets Only Area Injected

Hyaluronidase works only in the area that you have injected. The product shouldn't migrate to other areas. 

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Dissolving juvederm

Injecting hyaluronidase to dissolve juvederm will only affect the area where the hyaluronidase was injected.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Dissolving Juvederm with Hyaluronidase

You can expect the hyaluronidase to migrate approximately 2 cm from the point of injection.  Multiple small volume injections at 1 week intervals would be my approach if you were trying to limit the effects of hyaluronidase to a specific targeted area.

Good luck.

Bryan K. Chen, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
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No guarantee surrounding Juvederm wouldn't dissolve

This is a good question. There is no guarantee that the surrounding Juvederm wouldn't dissolve to some extent.  Your physician may try small amounts and add more on subsequent visits if necessary.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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New York, NY 10016

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