Discover how fillers and IPL work together for facial rejuvenation. Learn about combining these treatments for smoother skin and optimal results at MediSpa At Choto.

Are you considering getting fillers, IPL, or both but are unsure about how these treatments can work together for your skin? Diving into the world of aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser treatments can be both exciting and overwhelming. Each offers unique benefits for facial rejuvenation, targeting different aspects of aging skin. When combined, they can significantly enhance your results, providing smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Let’s explore how these powerful treatments can double the impact of your skincare regimen. The team of expert aestheticians at MediSpa At Choto can help guide you thru the ins and outs of your treatment, we are your premier destination in Knoxville, TN, for cutting-edge aesthetic treatments that turn back the clock on aging leading to smoother skin.

Understanding the Power Duo: Dermal Fillers and IPL Lumecca

Dermal fillers or hyaluronic acid fillers, are injectable treatments designed to restore volume, smooth out deeper wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of laugh lines and nasolabial folds. They work beneath the skin to fill in gaps like fine lines and wrinkles, supporting facial muscles and reducing sagging skin. Some popular dermal filler treatments include Juvederm® (made by Allergan which are also the makers of Botox®), Restylane®, Revanesse & Radiesse.

IPL laser treatments like Lumecca, on the other hand, target the top layer of skin. They are non-surgical procedures that treat age spots, sun damage, and redness through light energy, which converts to heat as it penetrates the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin resurfacing.

Both procedures, filler placement or a laser treatment like Lumecca, which uses a very powerful intense pulsed light, can be administered easily and comfortably in during a lunchtime appointment any aesthetician, nurse, or doctor in our medical spa office. Both treatments work really well together to improve the overall appearance of the skin leading to a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Does IPL Affect Dermal Fillers?

One common question we hear at MediSpa At Choto is whether IPL treatments affect dermal fillers. The good news is that IPL procedures do not typically impact fillers. Fillers are placed deeper within the skin’s layers, while laser treatments like Lumecca focus on the skin’s surface. We find both treatments to be completely compatible and generally find no issues with performing a filler treatment and laser treatment in the same appointment. However, it’s essential to consult with your doctor for personalized advice based on your skin type and the specific treatments you’re receiving.

Laser Treatments vs. Dermal Filler: What’s the Difference?

The primary difference between laser and fillers lies in their approach to rejuvenation. Laser treatments, including Lumecca and laser skin resurfacing, focus on the skin’s surface, addressing issues like texture, tone, and pigmentation making it an excellent option for to treat scars anywhere on the body. Dermal fillers work below the surface, filling in wrinkles and restoring volume to counteract the effects of aging skin.

Timing Your Laser & Lumecca Treatments for Optimal Results

When it comes to timing your treatment for optimal results, the skin experts at MediSpa At Choto have streamlined the process. After an initial consultation to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs, it’s possible to receive both filler injections and Lumecca laser treatments during the same appointment or session. In some cases, one treatment can immediately follow the other, ensuring a seamless experience. This approach is grounded in our experience that both treatments generally do not interfere with each other when performed correctly. Our priority is to ensure your comfort and safety while maximizing the rejuvenating effects of each treatment, allowing you to enjoy the transformative results with minimal downtime.

For most other procedures, lasers and hyaluronic acid injections included, a general guideline is to allow your skin to heal fully from one treatment before starting another. This period can vary greatly depending on factors like whether multiple products are present in the same injection sites or treated areas, so it’s crucial to follow your doctor’s recommendations. In cases where multiple cosmetic procedures such as botox injections, dermal fillers, threads or other skin therapies have been used, waiting a few weeks between treatments may be advisable as suggested in this NCBI article. We like to air on the side of caution to prevent skin swelling or any scars from forming.

The Impact of Red Light Therapy on Fillers

Red light therapy, renowned for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, seamlessly complements fillers without any adverse effects. This therapy, much like the principle behind laser skin resurfacing, employs a gentle form of heat and light to treat the skin’s surface layers. Despite the utilization of lasers, this method does not penetrate the deeper layers of the skin where filler or Botox are typically injected. Therefore, clients can enjoy the benefits of both therapies—laser resurfacing for surface skin rejuvenation and fillers for volume enhancement—without compromising the integrity or effectiveness of either. This harmonious approach ensures that the skin’s surface and deeper layers can be treated simultaneously for comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

Combining Fillers with IPL Laser Treatment for a Winning Combo

Can you get filler before IPL? Absolutely. Many clients choose to receive fillers to address volume loss and deeper wrinkles before using laser to refine the skin’s texture and tone. Conversely, can you have laser treatment if you have fillers? Yes, laser treatments like IPL can be safely performed on patients who have received fillers, in some cases, some time between therapies to allow for healing and to ensure the fillers have settled into their intended position may be advisable.

Understanding Potential Side Effects and Aftercare Instructions

While the combination of dermal fillers and Lumecca sessions at MediSpa At Choto is designed to maximize safety and effectiveness, it’s important for patients to be aware of potential side effects and the necessary aftercare to ensure the best outcomes.

Side Effects: Dermal fillers may lead to temporary side effects such as redness, swelling at the injection sites, and in rare cases, bruising. These symptoms typically resolve within a few days. Lumecca, on the other hand, may cause mild skin redness, warmth, and a slight darkening of treated age spots before they begin to fade. These effects are generally mild and subside within a few hours to a couple of days.

Aftercare Instructions: After receiving dermal fillers, it’s crucial to avoid excessive pressure on the treated areas, minimize facial expressions, and refrain from other cosmetic injections for a short period to allow the filler to settle into its desired position. For Lumecca sessions, patients are advised to avoid direct sunlight and apply sunscreen regularly to protect the treated skin from sun damage. Keeping the skin hydrated and following any personalized aftercare instructions provided by your MediSpa At Choto specialist will also support the healing process and enhance your results.

Our team is committed to providing you with all the necessary information and support before, during, and after your treatments. We believe that informed patients are more likely to achieve best results and satisfaction.

The MediSpa At Choto Approach

At MediSpa At Choto, we believe in a customized approach to rejuvenation. Our team of experts will work with you to determine the best combination of dermal filler injections, laser resurfacing, and other treatments like Botox and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers to achieve amazing results tailored to your unique skin type and aesthetic goals.

By combining the volume-restoring effects of filler with the complexion-enhancing power of IPL laser treatments, you can address a wide range of skin concerns, from deep wrinkles and loose skin to sun damage and age spots. At MediSpa At Choto, we’re here to guide you through each step of your aesthetic journey, ensuring you achieve the youthful, radiant skin you deserve.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit us in Knoxville, TN, and discover how you can benefit from the synergistic impact of filler and laser treatments.