A new guidance from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has been released regarding side effects from the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine on dermal fillers.
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has released a guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine side effects in dermal filler patients, titled “Guidance Regarding SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Side Effects in Dermal Filler Patients.”1
The guidance provides data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on reactions from the mRNA vaccine and shares insight for practitioners and patients in relation to the occurrence of reactions based on the latest data available.
“Patient safety is foremost in the practice of dermatology and board certified dermatologists take adverse effects seriously,” says Mathew Avram, MD, JD, ASDS president. “Although still very early in the vaccination process, this guidance is meant to be informational and helpful as we move forward during pandemic recovery efforts.”
In the guidance, FDA data reports show three participants out of 15,184 who received at least one dose of Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccine have developed lip for facial swelling in areas of dermal filler placement, while no participants in the placebo group experienced any filler-related adverse events.
Current ASDS guidance2 regarding dermal fillers and the vaccine are as follows:
In addition to this guidance, members of the Soft-tissue Fillers Guideline Task also plan on publishing a multispecialty clinical guideline on the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine-related adverse events from soft tissue fillers.
More information on the guidance from ASDS can be found here.
1. ASDS Provides Guidance Regarding SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Side Effects. (2020, December 28). Retrieved January 07, 2021, from https://www.prweb.com/releases/asds_provides_guidance_regarding_sars_cov_2_mrna_vaccine_side_effects_in_dermal_filler_patients/prweb17636524.htm
Avram, M., Bertucci, V., Cox, S., Jones, D., & Mariwalla, K. (2020, December 28). Guidance 2. Regarding SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine Side Effects in Dermal Filler Patients. Retrieved January 07, 2021, from https://www.asds.net/Portals/0/PDF/secure/ASDS-SARS-CoV-2-Vaccine-Guidance.pdf