We are now planning once again to start providing cosmetic treatments, including injections of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin (Botox). Better still, we are doing this while the Covid-19 (SARS-Cov-2) vaccination program in the UK is ongoing and is among the most successful vaccination programs in the world.
Getting vaccinated is, of course, the priority. And as always when planning cosmetic treatment, safety remains my number one concern.
You have probably heard about unwanted side effects with dermal fillers after some of the COVID-19 vaccines, such as facial swelling and inflammation of areas treated with dermal fillers following vaccination. These are rare, but they have been reported.
What we already know from experience with other vaccines and fillers:
Such reactions and side effects after dermal filler injections are not new at all. They are well known to occur when dermal filler treatments are done while the body’s immune system is more active than normal; usually when the immune system is stimulated, whether it is by a vaccine, a viral infection or by “friendly-fire” conditions like auto-immunity. It is also known that our immune system, when stimulated by infection or vaccination, can attack implants and fillers that have been in place for some time before.
The reason we are talking about it more now is because of the vital new vaccination program that is under way for Covid-19. Here, I will talk you through how you may plan your dermal filler injectable treatments in order to minimise the risk of adverse effects or reactions while you have both doses of your Covid-19 vaccine.