Cosmetic Injectables and the Covid-19 Vaccination?

Dr Shahram Sadeghi | North Brisbane Cosmetic Clinic | Elinay Cosmetic Surgery Centre

An important thing to consider in the realm of Cosmetic Injectables is how we as a cosmetic clinic manage this in relation to the current Covid-19 environment. Namely, the safety behind getting Covid-19 Vaccinations alongside Cosmetic Injectables.

Referring to the advice of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the following implications must be considered amongst your cosmetic injectable treatment/s:

  • If you have had your first dose of Covid-19 vaccination.
  • If you have had your first dose, and are awaiting your second Covid-19 vaccination.
  • If you have had both your first and second Covid-19 vaccination.

We refer to both the Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccinations with this advice. ASAPS advice has noted that their recommendations were based upon guidelines from the UK Royal Colleges of Surgeons and the Mayo Clinic.

Firstly, cosmetic injectables are not a contraindication to Covid-19 Vaccinations. Secondly, it is recommended that cosmetic surgery/injectables are separated by 7 days from the date of vaccination to avoid clinical confusion.

For cosmetic injectables (anti-wrinkle, dermal fillers), laser and energy-based devices there is no evidence to suggest change of usual practice. That being said, it is recommended to err on the side of caution if your vaccination symptoms are unusual. It is also important to note that, on the other hand, previous treatment of filler is not a contraindication to being vaccinated.

Essentially, as far as the recommended medical advice presents, it is safe to continue receiving cosmetic treatments alongside the Covid-19 Vaccination. We do advise you to disclose your vaccination date to the treating therapist when in clinic if it is within 7 days of your procedure, as well as any side effects you might be concerned with.

Please see references below.


Munavalli G et al. COVID 19/SARS COV- 2 virus spike protein related delayed inflammatory reaction to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers:

a challenging clinical conundrum in diagnosis and treatment. Archives of dermal research. Published online 09 Feb 2021 https://

Gotkin RH et al. Global recommendations on COVID 19 vaccines and soft tissue filler reactions. J of Drugs in Dermatology Vol. 20.

(4) April 2021.