• Darlene Walchuk

Dermal Fillers and the Moderna Vaccine


Fillers or Dermal Fillers are used to fill in wrinkles, add volume to lips, give a slight lift to sagging skin and fill in contour irregularities.


More than 1 million men and women annually choose this facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.


Moderna COVID Vaccine and Fillers

Food and Drug Administration officials are warning about an unusual side effect for the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for patients with cosmetic facial fillers.

Health Canada has conducted a rigorous scientific review of the available medical evidence to assess the safety of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.


Let’s connect the Dots.

Fillers or Dermal Fillers are used to fill in wrinkles, add volume to lips, give a slight lift to sagging skin and fill in contour irregularities. More than 1 million men and women annually choose this facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.


According to reports in Los Angeles, the FDA advisory committee that reviewed the results of clinical trials for the Moderna vaccine noted a specific side effect for people in the trial who had cosmetic facial fillers: inflammation and swelling where those fillers had been injected.


Swelling is a common concern after receiving Dermal Fillers without having had the vaccine.


Filler sites swelled but recovered easily.

A couple of the patients in question had facial fillers injected in their cheeks months before getting the vaccine. Another one had lip fillers a couple days after getting the vaccine. No word on how bad the reactions were but swelling and inflammation were reported. The patients were treated with steroids and antihistamines and recovered.


It's just an immune response.

So why the swelling? Doctors say when you get a vaccine it revs up your immune system. And since fillers are technically a foreign object in your body that revved up immune system may see them as a threat and attack, causing a type of allergic reaction. However, doctors do stress people with fillers should still get the vaccine since reactions were easily treated with common medications.


One of the most common compounds used in Dermal Fillers is hyaluronic acid. HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, and it plays a major role in keeping skin hydrated and volumized.


Secret Faces provides Saypha®, Restylane, and Teosyal® Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, and work better for certain areas of concern.


Secret Faces provides the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience and is owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.


Darlene continuously keeps updated on the latest information and does so to keep her patients safe and informed.


To learn more about how this service can be personalized for your unique needs, feel free to reach out today. 905.808.1774

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