2021 is the years of non or minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. Unlike previous years, now people are more into the procedures that give rather natural results.
In the Middle East too, the trend of such procedures is one the rise. For example, lip fillers in Dubai have gotten massive popularity in recent years.
However, these days with the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine trials, the prime concern of every individual going for fillers is that will it be safe? Well, we’ve got all the answers you need. Because today, we’re to clear up all your queries regarding fillers and getting shots for Covid-19. But before we begin, let’s first have a look at the basics.
Why Do People Get Fillers?
Getting old is a natural process and as we age, our body undergoes changes and signs of ageing start showing up on our face. Therefore, to hide away the signs of ageing, many people opt for dermal fillers.
With the help of fillers, the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, laugh lines etc can be diminished easily. Aesthetic experts, using fillers, can make your face look fuller again and it can help in blurring-out some facial imperfections.
Most Common Types of Fillers
Some of the fillers that people commonly get include:
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers
It is the most common type of illers. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars and other marks on the skin. They can also improve the skin’s contours. Hyaluronic acid is basically a natural substance that you can find in your body too. They’re also used as lip fillers and most clinics that offer fillers in Dubai use them for creating natural-looking plump lips.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite-Based Fillers
These fillers are mineral-like compounds. They’re used to cover severe creases of the face and even add fullness to the parts that have lost it. This compound is naturally found in our bones.
These fillers are semi-permanent and are used in case of deep wrinkles, deep scars and to improve the appearance of thin lips, jawline and cheekbones.
Polylactic Acid-Based Fillers
These fillers help in promoting the production of collagen. They are used as stimulators.
Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres-Based Fillers
These fillers are semi-permanent fillers that are used for surgical implants. Moreover, they can reduce medium to deep wrinkles, folds, scars, and even plump thin lips.
Fillers & Covid-19 Vaccination
When the trials for the Covid-19 vaccination started back in December 2020, there were reports of two people showing signs of facial swelling after getting shots of Modernas phase trial. One of these people had fillers six months before and got facial swelling the next day after getting their first shot. The other person, however, experienced swelling after two days. They had dermal fillers two weeks before vaccination.
When inquired from an aesthetics expert, they explained that this swelling isn’t an allergy or a reaction rather they’re immunologic reactions that can occur anytime. She further added that these reactions are quite rare and don’t happen often.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, experts at some of the most reputable clinics for cosmetic and plastic surgery in Dubai advise that you should avoid getting fillers two weeks before and after getting vaccinated.