After years of squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes, forehead, and lips often develops deep expression lines and wrinkles that may make you appear older, tired, or stressed. For years physicians have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. We have been recognized as one of the busiest practices for these treatments by Allergan and Medicis pharmaceuticals.
We welcome the FDA’s recent approval of two COVID-19 vaccines, as a way to safeguard the most vulnerable, re-open our the country and continue to treat our patients safely. As with any vaccine or therapy there can be complications and interactions with other medications and procedures. Recently the FDA noted a specific and minor side effect involving several (3) Moderna trial participants with cosmetic or dermal fillers. The reactions involved some swelling and inflammation in area(s) they had previously received dermal filler. Symptoms were not lasting and were easily treated with steroids or antihistamines. Similar reactions have been seen in the past with other vaccines causing inflammation and swelling, in particular the flu vaccine.
For the safety of our patients and until we have further notice from the FDA, we advise waiting a minimum of two weeks between having filler and receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. We also request that you notify staff of any recent or upcoming vaccination plans.
Please also notify us if you have any auto-immune issues or have had negative side-effects to previous vaccines.
Your safety and wellbeing is our utmost concern, please feel free to reach out to us if you have further questions.