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In connection with hyaluronic acid fillers, vaccination reactions have already occurred in some women. We asked a specialist …
Beauty interventions in the facial area have increased over the past year. Also in the practice of Dr. Daniela Rieder are the inquiries increased. "Because of the mask requirement is that Focus on the eye area and the need for a radiant look is great. There is a particularly high demand for eyelid corrections. But liposuction has never been as popular as it is now. For many, the main goal is aesthetic body contouring, not weight loss, "explains the specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
The expert warns of a treatment but not to have it done immediately before or after a Covid vaccination: Dermafiller made from hyaluronic acid. According to the American FDA (Food and Drug Administration), three of 15,184 participants who received at least one dose of the Moderna vaccine developed facial swelling in areas that were treated with dermal fillers. The reactions are very rare, but beauty surgeon Daniela Rieder and her colleagues are also familiar with the problem. She says very clearly: "People who have received a dermafiller should not be prevented from vaccinating and vice versa, vaccinated people do not have to forego treatment with a filler. But it is currently recommended to use hyaluronic acid no earlier than six weeks after receiving a Covid vaccination or to have it carried out no later than two weeks prior to such. Since both vaccination and treatment are planned, the time intervals can be adhered to without any problems."
Get vaccinated and wait
What about the Swelling exactly on yourself? These are edema, which can occur as a result of an inflammatory reaction. "Treatments with hyaluronic acid are generally very safe," says the expert. "This kind of reaction has already been seen after influenza vaccinations." The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has already published a guide that describes the potential risk and its clinical relevance. Rieder: "In the event of a severing swelling, you should - of course in consultation with your doctor - cool down and take a decongestant and anti-inflammatory drug."
Even with breast surgery with implants, Rieder would rather wait: "For surgical, planned interventions in which a foreign body is used, I recommend my patients to keep a time interval. Botox, on the other hand, is harmless, so far no coherent, observed reactions in connection with the Covid vaccination have occurred."