Northwest Face & Body

Are Dermal Fillers Safe With Auto-Immune Disease?

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

December 18, 2023
Understand safety of dermal fillers for those with auto-immune diseases. Learn about hyaluronic acid-based fillers at Northwest Face & Body in Bellevue

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can create stunning facial symmetry in many areas. They can be used on the lips, cheeks, chin, and forehead. They can reverse signs of aging, revitalize the face, and restore skin texture. However, many patients struggle with auto-immune disorders and still wish to use this cosmetic treatment. But Are dermal fillers safe for auto-immune diseases?

Many dermal fillers used in aesthetic treatment are made from pure hyaluronic acid, naturally occurring in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is found in our skin and helps fill out areas, giving our faces youthful vibrance.

Auto-immune disorders are caused by the body reacting to certain things it perceives as dangerous, even its own cells. Because dermal fillers are made of this natural substance, studies have shown that they do not elicit an immune response from those with auto-immune disorders. They are perfectly safe for those who struggle with auto-immune disorders and do not pose a risk of interfering with their body.

The best way to determine if dermal fillers are right for you is by speaking with an experienced provider. At Northwest Face & Body, our providers can help you find the best aesthetic treatment for your goals, no matter the health struggles you face. 

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Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.