Filler and Covid vaccination – what can happen?

Are there skin reactions or other side effects between treatment with a filler and a Covid vaccination? Serious doctors recommend: Treatments with hyaluronic acid fillers are possible no earlier than six weeks after a Covid vaccination or no later than two weeks before a Covid vaccination. What is behind it?

Dr. Sonja Sattler, founder of the Rosenpark Clinic explains: “You should know that in Europe it is relatively easy to get approval for a hyaluronic acid preparation. That is why there are around 40 approved fillers in Germany, whereas in the USA there are just a quarter of them, because the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has different regulations for fillers. Therefore, one should always use reputable companies for fillers.

And further, “At Rosenpark Clinic and BELLARIs, we use Merz, Galderma, Allergan and Croma products. All of the products are study-based and are continually reviewed even after they have been approved. This is particularly important with regard to possible late effects.

Hyaluronic acid filler and immune system

,,On a recent occasion, together with my international colleagues at ISDS, there was a recent survey that investigated the relationship between filler reactions and vaccination.

For example, it has now been discovered that with some products, swelling of the injected fillers can occur even months after the injection in the case of viral diseases such as influenza or herpes, or even after dental cleanings, i.e. whenever the immune system is triggered. But also with vaccinations, the immune system is triggered and there can be a reaction in the tissue.”

Fillers and Covid vaccination – possible side effects.

There have been rare cases where the injections have swollen after vaccination with an mRNA vaccine. The good news is that the reactions could be quickly resolved with medical attention. So, if you are planning to have a filler treatment and you have a vaccination appointment coming up, it is recommended to wait at least six weeks before and two weeks after the vaccination to get injected. What you absolutely should not do, however, is forgo your vaccination because of it.”

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