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Dermal fillers and COVID vaccinations

The arrival of COVID vaccinations has brought questions regarding their impact on non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections.

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons alongside The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists have assessed the current vaccination options, considered all evidence and issued advice to health care professionals who perform cosmetic injectables treatments.

ASAPS and ASCD has advised that the risk for muscle relaxants and energy-based devices (lasers) is low, and there is not enough supporting evidence to prompt a change in current practice.

A past history of dermal fillers, or dermal filler still currently present within the face, is not contraindicated to the vaccination.

What if I am experiencing side effects from the vaccination on the day my treatment is scheduled?

It is recommended that treatment is deferred if the patient is currently recovering from or experiencing side effects from the vaccine.


Do I need to leave a gap between fillers and vaccinations?

It has been recommended that dermal filler treatments are performed two weeks prior to vaccination or least two weeks after a vaccination, to avoid any adverse reactions occurring at the time when your filler is settling in. This also means that the side effects of the filler treatment or the vaccination cannot be mistaken for one another.

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If you have further questions regarding booking in for dermal filler treatment and have recently been or are going to soon be vaccinated, contact our practice to book a complimentary consultation with one of our injectors by calling 3202 4744.