Timing is always an issue when rejuvenating the face with fillers and lasers. It is unclear whether heat from the lasers accelerates the breakdown of the fillers. To understand how lasers and injectables work to create a youthful appearance, let’s look at how they function independently.
How Do Injectables Work?
Injectable fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. They naturally occur in the skin, but they become less plentiful as we age. Hyaluronic acid is found in the joints, skin, and eyes. It is naturally excreted by the body and is responsible for a youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic molecule. It attracts water and keeps skin supple and full. As you age, the hyaluronic acid in the skin breaks down. By injecting the hyaluronic acid into the skin, the skin will appear fuller, soft, and supple. Hyaluronic acid gives the skin a plumper, younger look.
How Do Lasers Work?
One of the most well-known applications of lasers is hair removal. High-energy light can be delivered to the skin to disable hairs permanently. The same method can disable the hair growth cycle on the face. Using a laser either alone or in conjunction with fillers can give highly effective treatment for skin rejuvenation.
Lasers use light to target specific molecules. The light emitted from the laser can go through the outer layers of the skin and to the dermis. Without the outer layers of skin, the light can disable hair follicles or smooth lines and wrinkles in the dermis. The light emitted from the lasers is harmless to the body. The light causes temporary damage to the skin.
3 Ways to Approach This
Before (Injectables Before Laser)
Injectable fillers are injected into the skin before laser treatment.
Injectable fillers are progressively broken down in the body after the fillers are injected. When the fillers break down, they are absorbed over time. Laser therapy is conducted to smooth out wrinkles in the skin.
The lasers can cause the breakdown of the hyaluronic acid fillers. The breakdown of the hyaluronic acid before the treatment can speed up the fillers’ breaking down. The fillers will break down faster than if the fillers were not present in the skin.
After (Laser Before Injectables)
Laser therapy is conducted after fillers are injected into the skin.
The lasers are used to smoothen wrinkles in the dermis. The light from the lasers can break down the hyaluronic acid fillers in the skin. The breakdown of the fillers can cause the skin to break down faster than if the fillers were not present in the skin.
The lasers will also break down the hyaluronic acid fillers and cause them to break down faster. This also increases the risk of the fillers breaking down before their intended time.
Before and After (with Two Weeks in Between)
Fillers are injected one week before the laser treatment.
The laser treatment will be conducted two weeks later. The lasers will break down the hyaluronic acid fillers before the body absorbs them. The lasers will also break down the fillers in the dermis and create a more smooth and youthful-looking face.
The laser treatment will be conducted two weeks after the fillers are injected so that the body breaks down the fillers before the treatment. This will allow the lasers to smooth out and erase wrinkles without causing the breakdown of the fillers.
More advanced options will become available for cosmetic treatments like laser therapy for wrinkles as technology advances. These treatments are safe and effective. With proper care, you can achieve a more youthful appearance.
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