Is it Safe to Receive Botox or Filler Injections For Lupus Patients?
A lupus patient at Kelli Roseta’s “More Than Lupus” asks the question ” … is it safe to receive Botox or filler injections if you have lupus?” Thanks for posting this, More Than Lupus.
My answer regarding getting Botox or filler injections in lupus patients: “I have quite a few patients who get Botox for migraine, and it does not seem to cause any problems. I cannot comment on fillers too much. However, I know they sometimes use hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid, and we often give this as knee injections in our patients, many of whom have lupus. They have no problems with it. I like to use research to back up my answers, but I do not know of any on these two subjects.”
This is a fair and smart question about Botox or filler injections for lupus patients. We know that some insults to the skin, mainly ultraviolet light, can cause lupus to get worse. Therefore, other insults could potentially worsen lupus (theoretically).
If you have experience of botox or filler injections as a lupus patient tell us about it by leaving a message in the comments section below. Did you receive it for an issue like migraines or something else, and what were the results you experienced?
What has your experience of Botox or filler injections been?
What do you think and would you recommend Botox or filler injections?
Do you have any advice for patients or healthcare providers?
Leave your answers below in the comments section