COVID vaccine concerns related to dermal fillers
Our very own Dr. Jeffrey Dover weighs in on the ASDS guidelines addressing COVID-19 vaccine concerns related to dermal fillers for Dermatology Times.
Below are the takeaways from his quotes:
Inflammation at the site of filler injections following the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination seems to be similar to infrequently-reported reactions after other vaccines, like flu vaccines.
Such filler inflammation can be successfully treated in the unlikely event it occurs. Several reliable treatment options are available to our physicians.
People should get the vaccine as soon as it is available, regardless of their filler history.
For people who have had filler before, watch out for potential swelling in the area filler injections, and notify your dermatologist if you have any problems whatsoever.
For people who are slated to receive the Moderna vaccine, consider getting your filler injections after receiving 2 doses of the vaccine.
Read the full article in
Dermatology Times, Volume 42 Number 2|February 2021.