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.

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