Do Lasers Cause Filler to Degrade Faster?
Do ProFractional lasers breakdown fillers? I am getting ready to have a laser treatment in one week and I am wondering if I should wait to do filler?
Laser and Fillers - Which first?
We perform the laser treatment first regardless if it is an ablative procedure or a non-ablative laser treatment. Most manufacturers of filler products have suggested that heat (ex: tanning booths, excessive UV exposure, lasers) can degrade the product much quicker...not good if you were the one that just invested in a syringe of product. We recommend doing the filler procedure 2 weeks after an ablative procedure (if completely healed). Non-ablative (no downtime) lasers usually may be done before the injection procedure or one week after the filler placement.
Depends on the depth of fillers
As a rule I always laser first, then fill second. Makes sense as laser can remove wrinkle on the upper lip, and hence reduce the need for filler in that area. Does that make sense?
Hope this helps,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and cosmetic dermatologist
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