So, you had some Botox and/or fillers done, but now want to get into microcurrent.
You already know that Botox and fillers don’t mix well with certain treatments and devices, so you’re probably wondering whether microcurrent and Botox or fillers will be fine working together.
That’s why we’re here! In this article, we’re going to cover which treatment is the best depending on what you want to achieve and whether fillers or Botox and microcurrent will have any effect on each other.
Let’s Revise: What Is Microcurrent?
The microcurrent facial is a popular non-invasive alternative to Botox and fillers. It uses a small amount of electrical energy to stimulate the facial muscles and give them a more toned and contoured look – like a little workout for your face.
A happy side effect of microcurrent is that it also leaves your skin rejuvenated as the electricity also triggers the skin’s regenerative processes.
Although we said that many see this as an alternative, microcurrent, Botox, and fillers are often combined together.
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Can I Use Microcurrent After Botox?
Yes, but you need to wait at least 2 weeks until it settles.
You’ll want to start off slowly, though. When it comes to the parts of your face that have had the Botox injections, the muscles underneath are basically frozen and paralyzed, so be extra careful in that area.
Start with the lowest setting on the microcurrent device. Even if you did the treatment before, it’s important to readjust your muscles to it all over again.
If you go to a professional salon to get it done, make sure to let the therapist know exactly when and where on the face you had the injections.
Does Microcurrent Ruin Botox?
There is no evidence to suggest any negative effects of microcurrent on Botox, as long as you wait out those 2 weeks we just talked about. If you notice that there is anything going on with the Botox or your face due to using microcurrent after Botox, consult a professional.
Microcurrent vs. Botox – What Are the Effects?
Botox has many applications, but by far the most popular one is to reduce the signs of aging. It targets fine lines and wrinkles, leaving a smoother and more even skin. Microcurrent can do that too, although it isn’t its primary function.
Another benefit Botox has over microcurrent is that the results are instant. Although you’ll have some downtime until the Botox settles, using a microcurrent device may take weeks or even months to start showing the positive effects.
So, if reducing fine lines and wrinkles is your goal, then Botox is the quickest way to achieve it.
But if you want a more sculpted face, then using a microcurrent device is worth the time and effort. Or combine them to get both effects!
Can I Use Microcurrent After Filler?
If you’re wondering can you use microcurrent with fillers, the simple answer is yes, but not instantly.
How long you’re going to have to wait depends primarily on the area you had fillers injected.
For example, if you get fillers done just in your lips, you don’t need to worry about using microcurrent after fillers, as you wouldn’t even use the device on such a sensitive area in the first place.
On the other hand, if you want to use a microcurrent device to go over the same area where the fillers were injected, experts suggest waiting at least 48h. If your face still feels sore or otherwise sensitive, you can postpone the microcurrent treatment a little bit longer.
Again, if you’re getting the microcurrent facial at a salon, it’s essential to let the aesthetician know when and where you got the injections.
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Does Microcurrent Dissolve Filler?
Fillers shouldn’t be affected by microcurrent at all, since the fillers are injected deeper into your face than the electricity can reach.
This means that, if fillers are impacted by the microcurrent, there is something wrong. In that case, you should get in touch with a professional.
If you’re feeling a little uncertain about the question of can you use microcurrent after fillers, we suggest starting at the lowest setting and working your way up. That way, you’ll first test out both your skin’s and the fillers’ reaction to the treatment and stay on the safe side.
Microcurrent and Fillers – Which Is Better?
Much like Botox, the answer to this question depends on what effect you want to achieve. Fillers can be used for many things, and aren’t necessarily an age-erasing treatment (although they can be).
The main difference between fillers and Botox is that Botox freezes the muscle, while filler injections are used to add fullness to a certain part of the face (like, for example, wrinkles). So, since microcurrent targets the muscle, they will help you achieve different effects.
Again, a microcurrent device can be helpful for reducing the signs of aging, but that isn’t its primary function.
To make the long story short – yes, you can use microcurrent after both Botox and fillers.
After Botox injections, you’ll want to wait at least 2 weeks, since both treatments target your muscles. After fillers, you can wait only 48h.
The microcurrent shouldn’t have any negative effects on the injections, so if you notice something, give your doctor a call to be sure.
Either way, you should be perfectly safe combining these treatments!
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