Have you noticed recently that your Botox or Dysport seem to be fading faster than usual?
Apparently, you're not alone! Not only are doctors, aesthetic nurses, and other aesthetic professionals taking to social media to report patients needing more frequent touch-ups, but a recent study found in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology explained that Botox or Dysport could be less effective after the COVID-19 vaccination.
Regardless of where you stand on the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s interesting to read what this study finds. The study, conducted on 45 people, showed that the time in between botulinum toxin A injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, etc.) was shorter, as much as 22 days, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. While this study may suggest that Botox is lasting a shorter amount of time, the study is too small to draw any concrete conclusions.
COVID vaccine aside, research also shows that botulinum toxin A (Botox, etc.) immunity can occur on its own (NOOOOOOO!).
Approximately 1% to 3% of users develop a Botox-blocking antibody that renders the injections practically useless, according to VeryWellHealth. While this effect is rare, it seems that there are many who have gotten used to the toxin responsible for Botox’s effects, and their body no longer responds to it.
At The Marigold Spa, we suggest waiting 3-4 weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine or after being sick with COVID to receive any injectables. And, all of our consultations are complimentary should you like to talk with any of our talented nurse injectors to see if you're a good candidate for Botox, Dysport, or dermal fillers!
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