Can You Get Facial Fillers If You Have a Sinus Infection?

Fillers are not recommended if you have a history of recent or current infections, including urinary tract infection, sinus infection, skin infection, infection of the gastrointestinal tract and infection of the oral cavity (dental abscess, etc.). However, Botox-Dysport treatments are safe to receive even if you have sinus infections. If you have infections in areas unrelated to your sinus problems, there is no reason why Dysport is contraindicated. Having fillers when you have sinus infections increases the risks of FILLER infections, so it is best to postpone treatment until you are well.

Fillers add volume to the skin without stretching it, and can help reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Botox injections may also provide relief from seasonal allergies, as they can reduce the severity of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. A double-blind clinical study compared the effects of injecting two different concentrations of Botox versus a saline placebo. The results showed that both levels of Botox significantly reduced itching, sneezing, nasal drainage and nasal blockage compared to control.

The effects of a single treatment lasted up to 8 weeks. If deemed necessary, the filling can be removed within the first few days of a treatment using the technique of incision and drainage of the agglomerated accumulation of the filler. It is important to understand the relevant product characteristics when choosing a dermal filler. Accidental intramuscular injection should be avoided as it can cause clumps of unwanted material and cause it to migrate to distant sites.

A small pilot study compared hyaluronic acid-based filler injection immediately followed by laser, radiofrequency (RF) or pulsed light (IPL) treatments with filler injection alone. Uncontrolled immune deficiencies may also be adversely affected by dermal filler injection or, conversely, may affect the behavior of the filler in the tissue. The FDA warns of complications from facial fillers when injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage may occur.

Carole Toussant
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