Can You Use Thermage over a Filler Like Radiesse?

What is the effect?

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Thermage can be used after a filler treatment

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Thermage can be used after a filler treatment and can often be synergistic with the filler treatment because it stimulates collagen as do Radiesse and Sculptra to some degree. So, they can work together. For more information about all these treatments visit my website.

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These are different treatments

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Thermage and fillers act to create different effects. Radiesses is a filler that is excellent for providing more volume in the cheek, chin or jawline area or can be used to fill folds. Its overall effect is to create volume or plumping in the face. Thermage is a skin tightening device.  it heats the skin and causes it to tighten and build new collagen. This can create a lifting effect by tightening all round the face but does not increase volume.  

The best approach for many patients is to use the two together.  Have a thermage procedure to tighten and lift the skin and add radiesse to the cheeks and lower face to replace lost fat.  The net effect is a non-surgical lift where you have reversed skin laxity and volume loss.  This is an excellent option for many patients with early aging.

Edgar Franklin Fincher, MD, PhD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon

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