Retin-a and Injectable Fillers
- Asked by DeniJ
- 2 years ago
I read a few times using stuff before fillers could cause a reaction, rash, etc to the skin as it is "irritated". I have 3 important questions: 1. Want to start using Retin A now, how long should I stop Retin A before getting fillers? AND 2. What could happen to you if you did have a reaction from using Retin A in conjunction with fillers? 3. How soon can you return using Retin A after you have received fillers?
Retin A and fillers work well together
Retin A stimulates your own collagen over time, while the filler gives you a quick fix. It is peeling that requires you to DC the Retin A to prevent excess irritation. To answer your questions:
1. Want to start using Retin A now, how long should I stop Retin A before getting fillers? Not at all 2. What could happen to you if you did have a reaction from using Retin A in conjunction with fillers? There would not be a reaction related to the combination 3. How soon can you return using Retin A after you have received fillers? That evening.
Retin A is not contraindicated with fillers
I would not suggest having filler injections if the face is severely irritated from Retin A.
Otherwise, if the face is not irritated, there is no problem getting filler injections. I would hold the Retin A the day before and the day of the injections, but otherwise no problems.
Retin A can cause redness for about 6 weeks.
There is no relationship or contraindication to having a filler while using Retin A
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