I have had Juvederm Ultra Plus injected just days ago. How long do I have to wait before it is safe to have fractional co2 laser? Will the fractional co2 laser cause any inflammation or infection in the existing filler? Many thanks.
How Long to Wait After Juvederm Filler Before It is Safe to Have Fractional CO2 Laser?
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Fraxel and juvederm
Depending upon at what level the Juvederm was injected, often the Fraxel can be done in conjucntion with it.
Juvederm can often be done in conjunction with a fractional CO2 laser treatment
Juvederm can often be done in conjunction with a fractional CO2 laser treatment, but it depends on how the Juvederm is injected. Usually, Juvederm Ultra Plus is injected deeper than the layer the CO2 laser treats. However, it depends on the area. Ideally, I would have the same doctor do both treatments so he or she knows what layer was injected with Juvederm and will customize the Fractional treatment accordingly.
Fractionated CO2 Laser After Juvederm Injections
It is okay to undergo Fraxel repair fractionated CO2 laser after Juvederm injections. There have not been any reports of increased risk of infection or inflammation. Good luck and be well.
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