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I asked Q-Med, who make Restylane, about the dissolving enzyme which was mentioned by someone in a post recently, here is a part of the reply... Hyaluronidase has been clinically proven to reduce unwanted or incorrectly placed Restylane when absolutely needed Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that breaks down Hyaluronic acid and as such will have an effect on both the injected product as well as the bodies own Hyaluronic acid. It is correct that clinical recommendations indicate small metered doses into the unwanted material. The good news is that the body replenishes its own Hyaluronic acid very rapidly on a daily basis.
I thought this was useful and wanted to share it.... still can't pronounce it though
I'll have mine on the rocks thanks...with a slice of lemon.
I guess if it dissolves natural HA but that then replenishes, it amounts to the same thing as not dissolving it - unless one had some kind of impairment with one's natural HA production, no? Also, with needles and associated swelling any very minor drop in natural HA might be obscured? Just lay-thoughts.
I really have no idea. I spoke with the regional Medicis rep last night and he has no idea whatsoever. I polled a few surgeons here in Chicago and they have no idea either. I have not seen any problems even when I poured the product in the area of question. best, sml
yes, everything was fine for me in Dallas. I heard some of my colleagues in Houston were not so fortunate. I was in Chicago last week for the annual Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery meeting and the weather there was spectacular!