Coronavirus – Lip injections and corona vaccine would not mix

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On TikTok, several women who had swollen their lips lament large, unwanted swelling that appeared after the Covid-19 vaccination.

Injections of hyaluronic acid or other products to make your lips fuller are no longer a taboo subject. These aesthetic procedures have been on the rise since stars such as Kylie Jenner, Megan Fox or even the German-speaking rapper Loredana openly admit to having used this technique to change their appearance.

It is not abnormal for the treated parts to be slightly swollen after the procedure. However, on TikTok, several women report experiencing much more than a little lip swelling. The images posted on the social network show women with very, very big lips. All blame the vaccine against the coronavirus. Those of Moderna and Pfizer are particularly implicated.

Institutes warn

American researchers recently interviewed more than 15,000 women who had received their two Moderna doses and had previously been injected into the lips. Three participants reported having large swellings in their faces after being vaccinated. In the three women in question, the symptoms disappeared after three days.

Contacted by “20 Minuten”, Swissmedic assures that it has not yet received any report concerning this type of adverse effect. The European Committee for the Safety of Medicines has nevertheless looked into the problem. In a recent update, he writes: “Swelling of the face in people who have had injections in the lips or other parts of the body are considered to be possible side effects.”

In the meantime, various beauty institutes in Switzerland are warning their clients of potential infections. “M1 Med Beauty”, based in Zurich, writes on its website: “Treatments with hyaluronic acid are possible at the earliest six weeks after being vaccinated against the coronavirus or at most up to two weeks before being vaccinated. to get vaccinated.”

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