Can I do microneedling after dermal fillers? In the same spot? Won't the results be lost?

If so how long after can I do microneedling and can't i do it with 1mm needles having thin skin? thank you

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Yes, I can agree with also doing micro-needling first then filler, but if filler is already done then wait 2-3 weeks before treatment of micro-needling. Should not affect the filler.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Microneedling after filler

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Hi there, thank you for your question. It should be fine to do microneedling after fillers; the results of the filler will not be lost. However, I would wait a couple of weeks in between. Alternatively, you could do microneedling first, and then do fillers -- this is usually the order that I recommend to patients, as filler results tend to be enhanced this way. Regardless, I would recommend a series of microneedling treatments for best results.

David W. Kim, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Microneedling and filler

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Yes you can do both.  I always do the micropen first and follow up with the filler.  I would wait until the inflammation goes down after the microneedling; about a week.  Best of luck to you!

Shahin Fazilat, MD, FACS
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
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