According to leading plastic surgeon, Dr Sarah Tonks, founder of The Lovely Clinic in Chelsea; This is one of the most important topics in aesthetic medicine at the present time.
Speaking on her YouTube channel, Dr. Tonks discussed common topics about non-surgical cosmetic treatments, whether it’s safe to get facial injections, if you’ve already been vaccinated.
Tonks, too, explained; How the fillers you may have already injected might interact with the coronavirus vaccine, and how both injections can cause swelling, redness and hard lumps.
In the video, she said: “One of the very hot topics right now in aesthetic medicine is what to do about this virus; does getting the (Covid) vaccine mean that you can’t have any treatments at all, and what treatments it affects.”
According to Dr. Tonks: “Firstly, there are no problems with injecting Botox, performing laser treatment or chemical peels around the same time as the vaccine, because there is no interaction between them at all.”
“The main reaction is really to have dermal fillers, and often fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid (a substance produced naturally by the body), are injected into the lips, cheeks, under the eyes, and other areas,” she said.
And she continued, “What happens is swelling in the injected area, and it can become a little lumpy, in addition to some redness.”
Dr. Tonks recommends avoiding filler procedures within two weeks of receiving the planned vaccination, or within three weeks of receiving it, and if the fillers interact with the vaccine, this reaction commonly occurs in the lips and around the eye area, and is often not a cause for concern, and will not be subjected Anyone to give an epinephrine injection or be hospitalized, and none of these conditions have been considered life-threatening.
Finally, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 2.7 million Americans receive filler injections each year, and this number is increasing.