Questions on Covid Vaccination, Botox, and Fillers

Questions on Covid Vaccination, Botox, and Fillers

Many want to know if they should wait for 2 weeks after the Covid-19 vaccine before Botox or Fillers?

Let’s get some answers to questions being asked

What are the risks with facial fillers?

In Moderna’s phase 3 trial, with 30,000 participants, only three that had facial fillers showed any adverse effects, one being the face had some swelling. The balance of people didn't and the study was not sure if others had any fillers to the face.

It was not a particular filler that identified this reaction. One of the subjects had a filler in their lips and one in their cheeks. Both cases were able to be treated with a steroid and Benadryl successfully. It was noted that the subject who had lip filler remarked that it was not the first time they had swelling. It happened with another type of vaccine.

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So, why is there a reaction with facial fillers?

We may not understand why these three reacted to the vaccine this way. It could be that facial fillers have hyaluronic acid in them and although this naturally occurs in the body, it could be that the reaction is the body seeing the vaccine as a foreign material that is bringing on a response in the immune system. The vaccine is made to do just this, protect the body from viruses and the reaction is a little swelling to the area. When you get bit from a bug, your body swells for a little time while the cells are working to heal the area.

When you have hyaluronic acid increased in a certain area and have an immune reaction, it can cause even more swelling in that area because of hyaluronic acid’s ability to hold on to fluid.

This isn’t something new.

Flu shots or other vaccines can have similar reactions and it is important to know these are not infections or allergy reactions, they are immunologic reactions where swelling occurs in places where people have or once had fillers.

Dermal Fillers are safe and so is getting the COVI-19 vaccine. You can go ahead without worry.

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So what about Botox?

Botox has not had any adverse effects for clients and this includes other FDA-approved wrinkle-relaxing neuromodulators (Dysport, and Botox) before or after getting any of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines.

We are Open Again!

We are open for business again! For now, you can play it safe and wait until the vaccine has taken full effect (2 weeks) until you get your next round of dermal fillers or Botox.

BOOK TODAY to confirm your spot. Fill in the attached form and we will contact you to arrange an appointment. Safety is our first priority.

Secret Faces in Oakville provides the best in Botox, Dysport, medical aesthetics, and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.

Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.

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