Covid Vaccines, Dermal Fillers & Botox®
29-March 2021 – Our governing body SaveFace has looked into risks related to dermal fillers and Botox® injections to individuals that have recently received their Covid-19 vaccine.
To date there is very limited evidence about the effect of Covid-19 vaccines on dermal fillers, however we will follow industry protocols to ensure treatments are scheduled at least 4-weeks before or after a Covid-19 vaccine for Dermal Fillers and 2-weeks for Botox®.
Dermal Fillers – allow 4 weeks before or after your vaccine
It is known, that swelling in dermal fillers can be triggered when your body’s immune system is stimulated, for example, by a viral or bacterial infection, or by a vaccine. This kind of reaction is expected to be temporary and usually settles without any further intervention, however, you are advised not to schedule treatment within 4 weeks before or after a vaccine and to contact us if you have any concerns related to your treatment.
It must also be recognised that reactions are not necessarily MORE likely to occur with recent dermal filler treatment, therefore, patients who have dermal fillers may experience reactions even if the treatment was administered months before.
Botox® – allow 2 weeks before or after vaccine
There is no evidence, or pharmacological basis for any special precautions or advice regarding botulinum toxin, except that which already applies. Some known side-effects of botulinum toxin are very similar to those of a vaccine (e.g. headache, flu like symptoms, nausea), therefore avoid scheduling treatment within two weeks (before or after) of a vaccine. This time frame allows for any possible post-treatment side effects to settle either from botulinum toxin treatment or the possible side-effects of a vaccine.
What this means…
Please check the date of your Covid-19 vaccine and check there is enough time between your appointment for Dermal Fillers (4-weeks) or Botox (2-weeks).
If you need to re-schedule your appointment please email email@example.com
We will also be asking you to assist us in keeping safe by a few simple measures.
- Please stay in your car or outside until invited in.
- Please bring only minimal necessary belongings into the clinic.
- Hayfever sufferers should take antihistamines to avoid sneezing.