Is it Safe to Do Lasers over Fillers?

In general, it’s completely safe to do an IPL/photorejuvenation over hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm or Restylane because the IPL targets blood vessels and brown spots in the outer layers (the epidermis and high dermis) and the fillers are placed below that level usually.

It’s a little more complicated with lasers that go deeper (like a fractionated CO2 laser), and it depends on what sort of settings the doctor who is doing the lasering is planning on using.   Again, generally the HA filler is placed below where the laser would be reaching.   Same thing for Sculptra.

For Radiesse, Artefill or silicon, it could be more problematic because they are more prone to inflammatory bumps.  Check with your dermatologist before any lasering.

Dr. Irwin

Dr. Irwin’s Tips to Get a Great Laser Treatment

Guide to Laser Tatoo Removal


Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

Ask me your skincare question!

Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers need and deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself and my trained staff.
  • My medical office in Seattle has experience treating thousands of patients.
  • This site is not affiliated or financially tied to any product line.
Ask Me Something
SkinTour Skincare
One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes!