Are there any treatments which prevent the use of other treatments in the future?

Does use of any treatment (for example -- laser - co2, fraxel, etc..., or injectibles - sculptra, rejuvaderm, etc.) prevent use by any other treatment (either same kind, ie. laser to different laser or different, ie. laser to injectable or vice-versa, etc.) at any point in the future?

Good question.  This is a little complicated for a blog but in general, no.  The exception is anything permanent like silicone, Artecoll/Artefill, and others available outside the United States.  There can be permanent restrictions on combining these with other treatments.

Also, there can be temporary restrictions, that vary somewhat by the dermatologist, on the more common cosmetic laser or injectables.  Talk to your doctor about these.  For example, I don’t let my patients do Thermage for 6 months after Sculptra.   Hope this helps, Dr. I

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