Would it be save and effective to receive Botox and Fillers 1 hour post Thermage?

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Botox and fillers post Thermage

It would be fine to have Botox and fillers after Thermage.  I would not recommend doing these before Thermage, however.  

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Fillers and Thermage...

it is absolutely safe to have Botox and fillers the same day after a Thermage treatment.

Dr. Grant Stevens               Marina Plastic Surgery Associates            Marina del Rey, CA The Institute

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Botox and Thermage

The effectiveness of Botox or filler should not increase performing them at the same appointment after Thermage.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Botox and Fillers after Thermage

It would be completely safe to get Botox and Fillers immediately after Thermage.  However, you may be temporarily swollen after Thermage so it may be wiser to wait a few days for the fillers to be injected.  It is most important to find a Board Certified Dermatologist with a great deal of experience with cosmetic procedures for the best results.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Botox After Thermage

If both procedures are going to be done, I recommend getting Botox and Fillers post Thermage in my office. It is not safe or effective to do Botox and fillers immediately before Thermage but you can wait a week in between procedures if you decide to do the Botox and fillers first without interfering with their safety and efficacy. It’s best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see if these procedures are right for you.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Botox And Fillers Complement Treatments Directed To Improving The "Canvas" Of The Face

These days always everyone is familiar with the fact that Botox (and the other neuromodulators, such as Dysport and Xeomin) work well for treating dynamic wrinkles, i.e. those lines, wrinkles, crinkles and furrows that result from the repetitive movement of the muscles of facial expression. Well known examples of lines that respond well to neuromodulators are the smile lines, forehead "worry lines," and "crow's feet" lines around the sides of the eyes.

Likewise, it is equally well known that the use of fillers and volumizers are excellent nonsurgical ways to deal with the static wrinkles, lines and furrows, i.e. those creases that are present when the face is at rest and result from years of "folding" the skin like a piece of paper with each act of expression. Together, Botox and fillers are excellent nonsurgical ways to quickly and easily rejuvenate the skin.

What is recently becoming more fully appreciated is that it is often not enough to simply deal with the lines and wrinkles. When the background "canvas" of the skin looks weathered, rough, blotchy and finely crinkled, the overall effect of the Botox and filler treatments can be lessened. For this reason, there has been a burgeoning of laser and light-based (e.g fraxels and IPL), and other energy-based technologies, such as ultrasound (e.g. Ulthera) and radiofrequency devices (e.g. Thermage, Pelleve) that purport to tighten and firm skin and/or deal with irregular pigmentation. Unfortunately, to date, I have been far from impressed with the plethora of "next best things" that seem to crop up seemingly every day and garner enormous media hype without the requisite hard science to back up the marketing claims.

For this reason, if the background canvas of the skin requires treatment in addition to neuromodulators and volumizers, I prefer to recommend tried and true techniques, such as chemical peels, dermasanding or medical microneedling, which have stood the test of time for safety and efficacy and are generally far less expensive alternatives to the glitzy and pricey "next best things." To my way of thinking the question should not be whether Botox and fillers can follow a certain energy-based modality, but whether the light and energy-based technologies are needed at all and, if something is needed to improve the background skin, whether one or the other of the tried and true technologies may better and more inexpensively serve the purpose. I recommend proper due diligence homework before going any route. 

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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