Amy Schumer just got her cheek fillers dissolved—and she brought her fans along for the ride. On December 26, the comedian revealed on Instagram that she chose to have her fillers removed when she realized she wasn’t a fan of the aesthetic.
If you don’t 100 hundred percent know what fillers are, we got you. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Aka they make you look younger without having to go under the knife. The downside (like in Schumer’s case) is that they can alter your appearance in a way that’s, well, less than desirable. Despite this, more than one million men and women get them every year.
“I tried getting fillers. Turns out I was already full,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank God you can dissolve them I looked like #malificent.”
Some celebrities and fans commented on the photo. Actor Isla Fisher wrote, “You are so beautiful! No fillers needed.” Bachelor Nation alum Ashley Iaconetti commiserated with Schumer, writing, “Hahaha love this and have dissolved multiple times!”
The Trainwreck actor’s dermatologist, Dr. LoGerfo, also shared the photo and explained the process of dissolving fillers. “Using dermal filler can be a wonderful way to replace lost volume and enhance the face, but filler placement is extremely important,” she wrote. “[Amy Schumer] came to me after having filler elsewhere and we decided that where the filler was placed, was not ideal, so we dissolved it! Dissolving filler is a very simple and quick treatment. I injected hyaluronidase (an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid) to dissolve it!”
Moral of the story: If you do decide to get fillers, or really any cosmetic enhancement, make sure you go to an experienced doctor who knows what they’re doing. But if you’re not thrilled with the results, don’t panic.