Botox and COVID Boosters Need a 2-week Gap

So you wanted a start the new year with a few less wrinkles. Normally, it’s just a 5 minute stint at your dermatologist for a little hit of Botox, then good bye wrinkles, but COVID has its way of f*cking up all the things we love these days. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Covid vaccine booster can cause an allergic reaction to Botox (swelling) if you do them both within a couple weeks of each other.

Many dermatologists are advising clients to put time between vaccinations and injections of fillers. In rare cases, mRNA vaccines have been linked to an inflammatory reaction to hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, the most common kind, according to case reports and research published in the Archives of Dermatological Research.

“People should wait two to three weeks between fillers and the Covid-19 vaccine to avoid a risk of swelling in areas where facial fillers were injected”, says Gregory Greco, president-elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He encourages patients not to put off the vaccine due

to fillers.

We agree. Choose Life over Vanity. Get Vaccinated.