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12 Doctor Answers | Asked by Queen Bee in California
I have to disagree with the other comments posted above. While no studies, to my knowledge have supported a relationship between lasers and fillers, we have definitely seen a relationship clinically in my office. We first noticed a diminishing of results from fillers with our own staff members several years ago when Fraxel laser treatments were performed after injecting Restylane and Juvederm. We eventually narrowed it down to a time period of 2 months following injection of the...
Generally Thermage or IPL or other nonablative lasers dont effect Fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm however if it is possible do the filler injections after these procedures.
There have been a couple of studies looking at the interaction between fillers (Restylane, Radiesse) and radiofrequency treatments (Refirme, Thermage). These studies showed that there was no interaction between the two treatments that negatively affected the outcome. Having radiofrequency treatment after fillers does not decrease the plumping effects of the filler, nor does it make you more likely to have a side effect from the radiofrequency treatment itself. Another study looking at...
This is actually a fairly common combination of treatment for patients in my practice. There are minor risks for each procedure independently, but no evidence that these risks increase when both treatments occur in the same patient.
There is no evidence of an interaction of lasers and fillers. The lasers do not penetrate deep enough to affect the filler product that was injected into the deep dermis.
There is no evidence to date that I am aware of which states that Thermage can damage a filler or affect its duration of effectiveness. If you have a choice of doing one before the other, do the Thermage and then immediately after, you can do the filler. The IPL, V-beam, or Fraxel Re:store should not affect the filler based on the depth of penetration of the light source or laser.
All the lasers and light treatment are at the epidermis and dermis layer (superficial), and the fillers are injected in the deeper layer. Thermage is different and goes deeper and may change the result from filler.
Restylane and other fillers will not be affected by IPL or lasers. The lasers are attracted to certain wavelengths of color. The fillers tend to be clear and do not attract the lasers. IPL is too superficial to be a problem.
No relationship between these two treatments (IPL and Restylane injections) can be found. So go ahead and get the treatments done. Best of luck and regards to you.
The energy transmitted by IPL treatments does not penetrate the skin and thus will not interefere with Restylane. To the best of my knowledge there are no studies on Thermage and injectibles but in theory there should be some transmission of energy to the level of skin where Restylane is injected which may cause some disruption. This though is theoretical.
Intense Photo Light (IPL) does NOT penetrate the skin deeply enough to affect Restylane / Juvederm or other fillers. As a result, it should be quite safe to have the procedure. Dr. P. Aldea
Based on studies, there is no interaction between IPL and fillers. IPL treatment after having fillers should not decrease the effects of the fillers.