I have been advised thru this forum that due to my autoimmune issues I am not a candidate for Sculptra Injections. What about fillers and/or botox?
Autoimmune Issues and Use of Fillers, Botox?
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Autoimmune disorders, Botox and Fillers
What type of autoimmune disorder do you have? Botox has been used to treat some autoimmune conditions, such as Sjogren's syndrome. Delayed onset allergic as well as foreign body granulomas have been reported with Hyaluronic acid fillers. These complications may occur in anyone and are very rare. I was unable to find any documentation in the literature of an increased risk with Hyaluronic acid and any particular autoimmune disorder. Maybe if you provided more information about what rheumatologic disorder you have I could be more specific recommendations.
Autoimmune disease and botox / fillers
Check with your rheumatologist but botox and hyaluronic acid fillers might be considered safe with your condition.
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