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How Long Do You Have To Wait After Filler To Have Microneedling RF Procedure?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023
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Combining dermal filler injections and skincare procedures together is an extremely common and effective anti-aging regimen. Taking good care of your skin can also improve the look of your filler over time. However, you should always use caution when having the procedures performed closely together as they can interfere with the results of each. How long do you have to wait after filler to have microneedling RF procedure?

Filler & Microneedling Treatment Schedule

In most cases, your master esthetician or injector will recommend waiting two weeks between procedures, regardless of what they are. After two weeks, dermal fillers have typically settled and side effects are gone. This makes it unlikely that the microneedling will hinder the results or irritate the skin further.If the treatments are reversed, wherein microneedling is performed first, it may be possible to receive filler the same day or soon after treatment. Though, filler injections too soon after microneedling will be more uncomfortable and more likely to cause an unsatisfactory result if any swelling is present after microneedling.Therefore, most of the time it is best to wait around two weeks between filler injections and microneedling. Some exceptions can exist if the filler is an area not treated by microneedling. This is best discussed during your appointment.

Benefits Of Combining Filler & Microneedling

Despite the necessary waiting period between treatments, there are many benefits to combining microneedling and filler. First off, microneedling promotes better skin quality and collagen production. Better quality skin will only improve the look of your filler and may especially help in the under eye area prior to filler injections.Considering both procedures are non-surgical, it is safe to combine them as long as you follow your provider’s instructions about doing so. They can also lead to plumper, suppler skin. While filler restores lost volume, the microneedling can thicken the skin and improve its look for better filler results.

Risks Of Combining Filler & Microneedling

When done correctly, there are few risks associated with combining these two procedures. However, if done too close together, there are some risks, which are typically temporary, minor, and correctable. Some of the risks may include: Skin irritation, lumps or bumps created in the filler, unwanted manipulation of filler, increased swelling or bruising, more pain during treatment, filler migration, unsatisfactory results from one or both treatments, skin rash. Some patients can undergo the treatments closer together depending on their healing and individual goals. However, your provider will evaluate this between treatments. Overall, as long as you wait the right amount of time between treatments, the risk of the above complications is fairly minute. At Northwest Face & Body, our injectors and master estheticians work together to provide all of your cosmetic needs. We provide the top cosmetic injections and professional skincare procedures in Bellevue and Kirkland. With experienced providers and under physician supervision, Northwest Face & Body offers the best combination of cosmetic treatments.To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-576-1700. You can also submit an inquiry online using Price Simulator™, chat, or our contact form.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.