I had breast cancer in 08 and am now taking Tamoxifen. Is it safe for me to use Restylane?
Safe to Use Restylane Following Breast Cancer?
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Filler and cancer
Restylane can be used in a breast cancer survivor
There is no evidence that Restylane is not safe in someone who has had breast cancer. There is no immune disorder seen-to-date as a result of Restylane or Juvederm injections. In fact, continual treatment of ones appearance during the post treatment phase can help a cancer patient feel better about themselves. By doing something for oneself, the person is validating their optimistic attitude about their future existence which can help the immune system continue to fend off the cancer. Positive attitude helps this innate defense mechanism whereas stress and negativism probably interferes with the immune system's full abilitiy to fight the growth of the cancer.
Is it safe to use Restylane after breast cancer
I am presuming your question is about using Restylane on the face after treatment of breast cancer.
If you are finished with chemotherapy, there are no contraindications.
For elective procedures, you want to make sure your white cell counts and platelet counts are normal before getting the treatment. Otherwise the risk of bleeding and infection is significantly higher.
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Go For it!
Congrats on being a survivor. I see no reason not to indulge in Restylane treatments. Your history of breast cancer should have no impact on getting injectable fillers.
The current use of Tamoxifen is unlikely to affect your treatment.
There is no reason to believe that there will be an issue. Many women who are being treated for breast cancer have elected to have cosmetic services to give themselves an emotional boost and the minimally invasive services like Restylane, Perlane, and BOTOX are perfect for this.
Restylane May be Used after Breast Cancer
There is no contraindication to the use of Restylane with a history of previous breast cancer. Nor does the use of Tamoxifen create a problem with Restylane.
Restylane ok after breast cancer
Restylane is safe to use after breast cancer treatment. There are no reports to indicate a contraindication to its use in this instance. However, ask your oncologist just to be 100% safe.
Restylane and prior history of breast cancer
I do not see a contra-indication for the use of restylane following breast cancer and subsequent treatment with tamoxifen. Concerns with concurrent use of immunosuppressants have been raised in the past.
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