Facial Filler Revision & Correction

Dermal fillers are among the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments available today. With no incisions, anesthesia or downtime, dermal fillers can temporarily sculpt the face, soften fine lines and wrinkles, enhance lip shape and size, accentuate the chin or jaw, fill hollows under the eyes or improve the appearance of shallow scars. Results appear immediately after treatment and can last for months before new injections are required to maintain their appearance. In the hands of an experienced injector, dermal fillers are a safe and effective treatment that can produce symmetrical, subtle, natural-looking results.

However, the skyrocketing demand for dermal fillers has sparked a surge in the number of providers offering them, not all of whom have adequate skills and qualifications to perform the procedure. Visiting an inexperienced, poorly trained or unethical injector increases your risk of developing complications or being unhappy with the look of your results. An inexperienced injector may also be less qualified to correct a ‘botched’ procedure, and an unscrupulous provider may ignore a distressed client entirely.

Even in capable hands, perfect outcomes are not attained every time. Cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers are not an exact science. Some patients change their minds about their treatment goals, while others find they simply do not like the look or feel of fillers. At Kaya Cosmedica, Dr Khinda uses her advanced knowledge of medical procedures and her artistic eye to offer corrective services for patients seeking to revise or un-do fillers.

Why might someone seek dermal filler correction?

Serious complications from dermal fillers are rare, but as with any other cosmetic procedure, there is some risk involved. These risks vary depending on the type of filler used, the skill of the injector and the way each patient’s unique body responds to the filler material. Issues frequently encountered by many patients include:

  • Excessive swelling
  • Asymmetrical or distorted results
  • Lumps or uneven texture
  • Overfilling that causes an unnatural, puffy appearance
  • Underfilling that produces no visible results

In more extreme cases, patients may seek filler correction after developing an infection, allergic reaction, granuloma or blockage of a blood vessel. Other patients experience no adverse side effects but wish to improve their results or decide fillers are not right for them after all.

What options do I have if I’m unhappy with my results?

If your dermal filler injections haven’t lived up to your expectations, it is often possible for a skilled doctor to make corrections or eliminate the fillers. Your options for dermal filler revision will depend on the nature and severity of the problem as well as the type of filler that was originally used. In these circumstances, you and your qualified filler provider, Dr Khinda, can select from among these options.


Some types of dermal filler are temporary. Though it is not a rapid solution, these kinds of fillers will eventually be broken down and absorbed by the body. If you are not interested in pursuing a more aggressive or invasive approach and there is no clinical need as assessed by Dr Khinda, you can wait for the filler to go away on its own.


Some fillers can be wholly or partially removed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the treatment area, hyaluronidase quickly dissolves the particles in the filler, eliminating the need to wait months for the filler to disappear naturally.


A skilled injector with a good aesthetic eye may be able to improve unsatisfactory results by strategically placing new filler to reshape the original results into a more attractive outcome. This option does not require starting over or completely replacing the product.


Certain kinds of dermal fillers are designed to be more durable and are more difficult to revise. In cases where injection treatments are not effective, the product must either break down on its own or be removed surgically.

Which areas can be corrected?

Dermal fillers can be administered to many different areas of the face. The same areas are potential candidates for facial filler revision. Common areas include:

How many filler revision treatments will I need?

In most cases, only a single treatment is required to achieve optimal results. If a large volume of product has been used or a particularly deep area has been filled, additional correction sessions may be necessary. Dr Khinda will discuss a recommended treatment plan with you during your consultation. Is it possible to redo fillers after dissolution? A patient who has dissolved fillers with hyaluronidase is able to receive new dermal filler injections. However, the new injections must be administered at a later date. Hyaluronidase and additional filler injections cannot be performed at the same time, as the dissolving enzyme already in the body would act on the new fillers. It’s best to let the area completely settle before considering a new filler treatment.

How can I reduce my risk of needing dermal filler revision?

Facial filler repair is an excellent option for many patients, but the ideal filler treatment requires no correction at all. The decision to undergo these treatments should not be taken lightly. Though dermal filler injection is a minimally invasive procedure, it should be considered and performed with the same level of care and judgment as surgery.

The most important thing you can do to ensure a safe and pleasant experience is to choose a properly trained and highly-skilled injector. Check your provider’s qualifications and ask about their experience performing dermal filler injections. Review before and after photos in their office or on their website to be certain you like the aesthetic. The successful outcome of your treatment will be directly related to the skill of your provider’s technique as well as their eye for facial aesthetics.

An experienced cosmetic doctor, Dr Khinda performs all filler treatments herself at Kaya Cosmedica. She has helped numerous patients with filler repair, revisions and correction with beautiful results. With knowledge, experience and a keen artistic sensibility, Dr Khinda is passionate about achieving natural-looking results for her patients. Whether you are looking to correct undesirable results, dissolve unwanted fillers or try dermal fillers for the first time, schedule a consultation by clicking “Book Now.”

*Providing accurate information on medical procedures is extremely important to Kaya Cosmedica. All content on this website has been reviewed by Dr Parvin Khinda before being published. For more information on Facial Filler Revision & Correction, please use the contact form below to get in touch.

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