There’s been a few reports of people who had filler that subsequently experienced some swelling where the filler was located…after receiving the COVID vaccination. 

So people have been questioning whether they should get the vaccine if they are using fillers, or have used fillers in the past.

According to Doctors reporting through this ABC News article, you are still SAFE to get fillers and the COVID-19 vaccine for a few reasons:

  1. The reaction is usually very mild, and it’s also very rare: one in ten thousand
  2. This is probably not from the vaccination/ filler combination, rather it’s probably the normal rare swelling that can occur following filler injection
  3. Dr. Zacher has seen swelling in filler locations rarely, even before the vaccination has been available
  4. Dr. Zacher, himself, is a filler patient and enjoys the aesthetic benefits. He didn’t hesitate to receive the vaccine!

You may want to read the whole article here:
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctors-encourage-covid-vaccination-reports-cosmetic-facial-filler/story?id=75040807

Excerpts from the article:

Dr. Herluf Lund, a plastic surgeon in St. Louis, Missouri, and president of The Aesthetic Society. “It’s a 1 in 10,000 incidence.”

Lund encourages those who have received filler injections not to panic.

“The type of facial swelling that occurred was very, very mild,” he said, and either resolved without treatment or responded to a short course of oral antihistamines or oral steroids.

“None of the cases required anybody to have to have an EpiPen administered or hospitalization,” he noted. “None of them were considered life-threatening. There were no long-term complications that came with these at all.”

Kalangara added: “These reactions were in general mild and either transient or quickly responsive to oral steroids.”