Can You Use Hyaluronic Acid Products with Facial Fillers?

Patients will often ask, “Can I use hyaluronic acid with fillers?” Our New Jersey-based team knows that patients may be wondering which skincare products they should use after getting fillers—and what they should avoid.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) has become a popular ingredient in many skincare products, from serums to moisturizers, due to its ability to hydrate and plump the skin. It’s also one of the key ingredients most popular fillers contain. But what about using HA skin products in conjunction with dermal fillers? Is it safe to use both together?

First, let's review what dermal fillers are and how they work. Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to add volume to the face, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. While there are many types of fillers, those made from hyaluronic acid are particularly popular.

When it comes to using HA skin products with fillers, the answer is generally yes. In fact, using HA skincare products can help prolong the effects of your filler injections. The reason for this is that HA skincare products help to maintain the hydration of the skin. Even if the products don’t directly affect filler, keeping your skin healthy and hydrated will help to preserve the results.

However, it's important to note that not all HA skincare products are created equal. Some products may contain a certain concentration of HA or different forms of HA that may not be as effective at hydrating the skin.

If you're considering using HA skincare products with your fillers, it's important to talk to our team first. We can advise you on the best products to use and any potential risks to be aware of.

Another important consideration is the timing of your skincare routine. You may need to allow time for filler to settle before applying skin products to reduce the risk of any irritation or adverse reactions. Additionally, try to avoid putting too much pressure on your face when you’re applying skin care products. With the right approach, you can achieve beautiful, hydrated skin that looks and feels youthful and radiant.

So can you use hyaluronic acid with fillers? The answer is yes, but with caution. Our New Jersey-based The Peer Group will tell you more about maintaining a good skincare routine after treatments. Call us at 973-822-3000 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.

What Is the Lifespan of DAXXIFY™?

How long does DAXXIFY last? Our New Jersey-based team at The Peer Group knows that the longevity of results is a primary factor for making a decision about any treatment—and especially the newest botulinum toxin injectable.

DAXXIFY works very similarly to other botulinum toxin injectables that are used to soften dynamic facial wrinkles: It blocks certain signals from the nerves that tell facial muscles related to wrinkles to contract. When the facial muscles stay at rest, the skin won’t crease up as much and wrinkles won’t form or look as pronounced as they did before.

The FDA has approved DAXXIFY™ to treat moderate to severe frown lines.

Many patients are surprised to learn that DAXXIFY™ and other botulinum toxin injections, also referred to as neuromodulators, don’t work right away. In reality, it takes some time for the product to be absorbed into the muscle. Typically, patients notice the effects within a few days, but the maximum results appear within 10 to 14 days.

These treatments are incredibly effective, but it’s worth remembering that all botulinum toxin injections provide temporary results. Most types of neuromodulators last for three to four months. The results gradually wear off and patients need to get maintenance injections if they wish to preserve the results.

However, DAXXIFY is the only neuromodulator that can last for up to six months on average—and sometimes even up to nine months for some patients. The reason why it’s so long-lasting is because the neurotoxin is stabilized by Peptide Exchange Technology (PXT). The peptides boost the ability of the botulinum toxin to block muscles from contracting.

How often should you get DAXXIFY™ to maintain results? The answer will vary depending on your face, your age, and how pronounced your wrinkles are. Take note of when it begins to wear off after your first session and talk to our team about timing from there.

Our injectors at The Peer Group will guide you on everything you’ll need to know about this and other neuromodulators for reducing dynamic wrinkles. Call us at 973-822-3000 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation to discuss wrinkle treatments.