Amy Schumer had the fillers in her face dissolved: ‘I looked like Maleficent’

Amy Schumer recently posted a photo from a visit to the dermatologist where she had cream on her cheeks. She wrote in the caption that she tried getting fillers but didn’t like the results, essentially, and that she was in the process getting the fillers dissolved. Her dermatologist, Dr. Jodi LoGerfo, reposted Amy’s photo and explained that dissolving fillers requires a simple injection that works quickly. Here’s what Amy and her dermatologist wrote:

I tried getting fillers. Turns out I was already full. Thank God you can dissolve them I looked like #malificent thanks @drjlodnp – From Amy Schumer on Instagram

Using dermal filler can be a wonderful way to replace lost volume and enhance the face, but filler placement is extremely important! @amyschumer 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! – From Dr. Jodi LoGerfo on Instagram

[From Instagram via People]

I didn’t know fillers could be dissolved easily other than hearing celebrities claim they were having it done, but I haven’t messed with my face yet. I googled “is it easy to dissolve fillers” and learned that there are two kinds of fillers that can’t be dissolved as they’re not made from hyaluronic acid, called Radiesse and Sculptra. The sources I found made it sound simple for the hyaluronic acid fillers as Dr. LoGerfo explained, but the sources are facilities that perform these procedures. They would claim that fillers are easy to reverse. I also went down a rabbit hole looking at before and after photos of fillers and they can make your jawline tighter and reduce undereye bags and nasolabial folds. Now I want to look into them. The before and after photos for cheek filler show some women looking like chipmunks though so I see why Amy wanted to get rid of hers. You can kind of see it in the photo she posted. My pain point for looking old/different is not high enough yet to risk looking like a marionette.

The first two photos of Amy are from December 4th and the third is from November 18th. I wonder if she just had an incompetent doctor who chose the wrong injection site. Her doctor kind of hinted that.
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  1. Boxy Lady says:

    I am thoroughly confused as to why she thought she needed fillers in the first place.

    • FHMom says:

      Me, too. She is constantly, to her credit, posting photos without makeup. She doesnt seem vain at all. I’m totally confused. Perhaps, she will explain soon

    • Christine says:

      I wonder if she felt pressured when she started doing movies.

    • Becks says:

      I’m confused about this too. Her face is already really full, she doesn’t need them.

    • The Recluse says:

      Me too. Why?!

    • PixiePaperdoll says:

      Yes! She already has chipmunk cheeks. I would expect her to go the Linda Evangelista route rather than fillers.

      • UhNO says:

        I thought Schumer & Gaga were the last hold outs against the bratz doll look? They’re both cool chicks that had maybe tiny tweakments, but nothing obv. Till now I guess. Hope Schumer just lays off changes, I love her whole package!

    • Lucy2 says:

      Same here, completely puzzled by this.

  2. alexc says:

    Sure, you can dissolve the filler but no mention that you’re now out at least $1,000-3,000+ – the derms don’t refund that!

  3. CE says:

    I was just thinking the other day how abrubt Amy’s fall from notoriety has been. It’s not that she isn’t funny. I know her style isn’t for everyone but she clearly has something there. She just doesn’t seem to be able to retain her work connections. I remember when her and her work partner fell out several years back that sort of ended things for her. I wonder if her partner was the one people were agreeing to work with in the first place?

    • amilou says:

      As someone who hates her stand-up, I loved her cooking show with her husband. Is it possible she’s just laying low with him and her child — being more selective with her projects?

    • T3PO says:

      I think she fell off mostly because she got married, got pregnant, had hyperemesis gravdarum and has probably just been living / enjoying her life. She had an HBO special about it which was worth watching. She’s also been at various protests / events for women’s rights.

      • MaryContrary says:

        She’s also had really severe endometriosis-pretty sure she had her both an appendectomy and hysterectomy this past year.

  4. MsT_Shady says:

    Genuine question: why would someone with an already plump face need fillers in the first place?

    • Gil says:

      Exactly. Besides it’s looks painful 😵‍💫

    • Lola says:

      Sort of why someone with already big breasts would get a boob job. If you feel like things are sagging / aren’t positioned the way you want.

    • LoonyTunes says:

      To get rid of folds that make you look older. Signed a plump-faced older person with folds who can’t afford thousands for fillers 😭

      • Erin says:

        Yep, I have a round face with full cheeks even though I’m pretty naturally thin (I remember in middle school a boy asking me why my cheeks were so big, obviously it bothered me b/c I still remember) but now that I’m 40 I notice the nasolabial folds more and more everyday and it’s sucks because it ages me but my face isn’t droopy and is still full.

    • Talie says:

      I thought the same – plenty of actresses in Hollywood would love to have that naturally full face. She already looked youthful with it.

      Not sure what her goal was.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Please. Amy did not look as fabulous as Maleficent did. She should work not being a racist instead injecting stuff into her face.

  6. AA says:

    As a person with a very round, full face no matter what my weight, I’m also confused as to why she would think she needed fillers. I’ve always hated that my face was so round but now that I’m getting older, I can appreciate it as it’s not caving in.

    • Celebitchy says:

      If you look at the photos they can actually make your face look thinner and more angular if they’re used correctly. At least in photos. I’m sure the effect in motion isn’t as good.

      • AA says:

        Very interesting, I didn’t know – I’ve never investigated them. I think I’ve just learned to live with my Charlie Brown face. 😀

    • UhNO says:

      Fillers can act like a ‘face lift’, even to a round face. The problem is fillers “shift” & melt, so they start making the face look weird & pillow ish. Most docs recommend fillers JUST for fine lines now, vs a substitute for a face lift or cheek implants.

  7. BusyLizzy says:

    I got fillers under my eyes in August 2020 and I saw a massive difference – I looked less tired and felt less self conscious when not wearing makeup. The injections lasted more than a year and I am ready to do it again.

    • Jais says:

      Do the under-eye fillers help with bags or wrinkles? I don’t mind wrinkles but I do not love my under eye bags. I think it’s genetic? Along w age and other things but some are just more predisposed maybe?

      • BusyLizzy says:

        Hi JAIS 👋 Fillers do not help with wrinkles around the eyes, but Botox does I believe. Fillers are meant to add volume where it becomes depleted with age and also, you guessed it right, genetic disposition. My dad has « dents » under his eyes and I started to have them around 30 as well.

      • Jais says:

        Thx! I’m intrigued for sure. If I have any money set aside, I’d like to give it a try sometime. The under-eyes are annoying.

      • blackswan says:

        Please be super careful with under eye filler and make sure you have it done only by a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ENT. (Frankly, I wouldn’t let anyone else do cosmetic work on me in any situation, but it’s particularly important here.) There can be very, very serious complications with fillers in this area – my excellent and very conservative derm actually refuses to do them. See, for example,

    • Jamie says:

      I got fillers in my cheek area – its very subtle (as I think filler should be) but it has caused a more harmonized look. It has helped fill in some of my under eye as well as enhancing more of the tapering shape of my face.

      It has helped me feel less self conscious about looking tired and has helped me feel more comfortable and confident overall.

      Also – hardly felt it at all. 10/10 would do again once I get some extra cash again.

    • Becks says:

      I get filler under my eyes and on my nasal folds every couple of years and I love it! I looked less tired and haggard and it does take years off your face. I recommend it, but just make sure your doctor is conservative with the product, less is more!

  8. Sof says:

    What happens to your skin after the fillers dissolve, does it go back to where it was before or does it hang loose?

    • Melissa says:

      I get my tear troughs, lips, and cheeks lightly filled every 12-18 months. The results are subtle and natural looking…even close friends are surprised to find out that I have fillers. I’ve never noticed any new looseness in my skin as the fillers dissolve.

      If you overfill your face, there might be new sagging left behind afterwards and the filler is more prone to migrating, which can leave you with wonky new creases/folds/bumps/etc. If you choose to have fillers dissolved, there’s the possibility that some of the natural hyaluronic acid found in your facial tissue may be dissolved also. Hyaluronidase doesn’t discriminate.

      Start with less, don’t choose a practitioner solely because they’re offering the best deal in town, and if you go somewhere for a consult and the office staff all have duck lips and pillow face, don’t get worked on there unless that’s how you’d like to look also.

  9. Stacy Dresden says:

    Her Maleficent comment made me laugh

    • UhNO says:

      Same here, hilarious. Some ppl are taking it as a diss against Angelina Jolie. Yeeesh

      • #facts says:

        I don’t think it was at Angelina. But Maleficent was actually gorgeous sorry. She looked at hot azz mess with hers

  10. Cerise says:

    @busylizzy thanks for sharing!
    how was the recovery for the filler under your eyes? did you get a lot of swelling/ bruising and how long did it last? I would love to get it done as my eye bags always make me look tired no matter how well rested I am but it makes me a bit nervous as it’s a very delicate area.

    • UhNO says:

      I’ve had it too, under eye fillers, when I lost weight quickly. It bruised unevenly at 1st because of the needle, etc. So I needed make up for awhile. I felt I looked too “ironed out”, flat & unnatural. I never did it again. I’m just super vigilant about my health now- more long lasting cosmetic!!

    • BusyLizzy says:

      Hi Cerise! I got some minor bruising (I bruise like a peach to be honest) that was easily covered with concealer. The awesome thing is that it lasted 18 months, I had it done in August 2020 and when I came back a year later the doc said that the product was still here so we should wait until March 2020 to do it again. Price wise it was 500€.

      I would 100% recommend it and also research well before doing it. I contacted several dermatologists and plastic surgeons and I decided to go with the one I had the best feeling with. He is very professional and conservative with the product.


    This surprises me since Amy seems to be all about loving the skin your in, etc. I know there’s no explicit like if you “embrace being plus-sized you also have to have these views on plastic surgery/cosmetic procedures.” I know everyone decides for themselves.

    I’m glad she’s open about this but I do not think she necessarily would have told us she got fillers if they had been successful.

  12. Isa says:

    I’m really surprised her doctor recommended fillers with her naturally plump cheeks. If it was to alleviate sagging, why not do a skin tightening laser or a thread lift?

  13. Ameerah says:

    Why did she get them in the first place? She has full cheeks lol. I feel like this is what happens when you live in LA. You get convinced you need work when you don’t.

  14. Zen says:

    I’m not sure I can trust a doctor who uses that many exclamation points in a simple message.

  15. Maria from Tercer mundo says:

    Like Maleficent? You wish, Annie. Like a Muppet character indeed

  16. Jules says:

    I just can’t imagine getting something injected into my face. Gotta love how the Hollywood scene is all into clean green organic living, and yet they don’t hesitate to inject fillers. Crazy.

  17. Fabiola says:

    Why are people so bothered by the malificent comment? Malificent had those weird cheeks or indentations. That’s probably why she said she looked like Malificent.

  18. Belly says:

    I’ve had midface filler placed over my outer cheekbones, in the zygomatic region, and it helped with my jowly jawline and marionette lines.
    Maybe that is what she was going for?
    Her cheeks are naturally very full, but at the apples, or infraorbital region.
    Putting a bunch of filler where the pointy maleficent cheekbones are would help with the jawline, yes, but leave her face looking very chipmunky because it doesn’t really go well with her natural cheek contours. IMO.
    Anyway, she looks better without it.
    Monothreads would be a better option for a ‘non-surgical’ lifting effect of the jawline and lower face.