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Dr. Whitney Bowe explains the link between hyaluronic acid filler and potential COVID-19 vaccine reactions, plus pearls for injectors on how to best keep patients safe.
In a video for Aesthetic Authority, Whitney Bowe, MD, board-certified dermatologist practicing in New York City, explains the links between filler and COVID-19 vaccine reactions. With studies suggesting that hyaluronic acid fillers can cause an immune response when interacting with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, she highlights the rarity of these events and how similar reactions have also been seen in the past in those receiving other vaccines, like the flu vaccine. She advises fellow injectors to consider administering smaller doses or blending filler for patients who have either recently received the vaccine or will be soon.
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