More Efficient Interventions
The ASDS treatment guidance notes that the current recommendations depend on “observational studies of low certainty” and that “comparative studies of different management protocols would be invaluable but may be impractical because of the relatively small number of cases per institution. Therefore, prospective patient registries and multicenter collaborations are needed.”
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Inform patients that filler/vaccine reactions can occur years after filler injection and encourage them to report all unusual reactions after vaccination, even if their facial swelling, for instance, is mild and unlikely to require medical treatment. Report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and consider reporting cutaneous reactions to COVID-19 vaccination to the American Academy of Dermatology Association’s COVID-19 Dermatology Registry.
“Documentation of these reactions is really important,” Dr. Kontis said. “With this data, hopefully we can help more patients in the future.”
Jennifer Fink is a freelance medical writer based in Wisconsin.