Napa, Calif. – When combining fillers and energy-based treatments, expert consensus suggests performing energy-based treatments first.
According to a study published in 2015, performing ultrasound treatments before poly-L lactic acid (PLLA) injections at the same session proved safe, efficient and synergistic. Authors suggested performing ultrasound first because the filler volume might change the ultrasound penetration depth. Based on studies and an expert opinion published in 2016, a consensus to perform energy-based facial treatments first has emerged.
Susan Van Dyke, M.D., said her practice has performed more than 10,000 filler treatments, and more than 1,500 microfocused ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments. “I’ve not seen any delayed recovery or complications from the combination, or that fillers dissolve faster.” She is a Paradise Valley, Arizona-based dermatologist who spoke at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC).
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