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Can I Get Fillers After Microneedling?

Can I Get Fillers After Microneedling?

Dermal fillers and microneedling are two aesthetic treatments that add volume to skin that has lined and shrunken over the advancing years. Which one is right for you?

It really depends on your goals and needs, But some people find value in both, and the question inevitably comes up: How soon can I get fillers after a microneedling treatment?

At Med Physique Center for Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, our aestheticians are pleased to offer dermal fillers and microneedling for our patients looking to maximize their effects. However, the length between the two treatments is up for debate. Here’s what you need to know.

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy. It treats a variety of skin concerns by creating dozens of micro-punctures in the skin using miniature, sterilized needles attached to a roller. The body responds to the “damage” by sending growth and healing factors to the wound sites. It also jump-starts a new round of collagen production; more of the protein helps support the skin’s structure, creating a smooth and even tone.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) has affirmed that the skin’s healing process following microneedling helps reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots and improve skin elasticity.

What do fillers do?

The FDA approved the use of synthetic dermal fillers in the early 2000s, most of which are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally in our bodies, especially in the skin, where it binds and holds in moisture. These new products were safer than the bovine collagen used before, and they lasted longer (about 6-12 months instead of 1-2 months), so they quickly became the fillers of choice. The first HA filler approved was Restylane®, followed by Juvéderm®.

Restylane adds volume to the lips and also improves moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases. It’s biocompatible and well tolerated. In addition to binding moisture in the skin, it fills in the spaces between the collagen and elastin protein fibers in the deeper layers, volumizing and evening skin tone.

Juvéderm contains a whole line of products, with each formulation targeting a different area of the face and backs of the hands. They work similarly to Restylane.

Can I get fillers after microneedling?

Many people want to take advantage of what both microneedling and dermal fillers have to offer, but how long do you have to wait between the treatments? Well, that depends.

Most cosmetic/aesthetic practices advise waiting two weeks after microneedling before you get a dermal filler, mostly to allow the skin to heal before starting another process. Unfortunately, there are few to no evidence-based studies to back this up or to give you a better timeline for treatment. Your best bet is to discuss the question with your Med Physique Center for Aesthetics aesthetician. They have the knowledge and experience to inform their answer.

Looking to rejuvenate your face with microneedling and dermal fillers? Schedule a consultation with one of our aestheticians by giving us a call at 512-212-3142 or booking online with us today.

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