Warning from Dermatologist to persons with botox and filler injections to be conscious about the risks caused from PM2.5 to certain groups of people, especially those who have had recent injections.

Mingkwan Vichadit, MD is a Dermatologist from the Institute of Dermatology reported on the 24th of this month that the tiny particles PM 2.5 does not increase the risk of allergies in patients with skin diseases such as Dermatitis. In 2018, during this same time of the year there were 174 patients but in this year of 2019 there are 152 patients.

Persons with high risks from the PM 2.5 are in fact those with Botox and Filler injections. Usually after a patient has had recent injections, it is advised that for at least 1 to 2 weeks the patients are strongly advised to not take part in any activities that can affect the area where the injections took place. Some of these activities include face massages, no harsh skin rubs, no laser treatments, etc. This is because the botox and filler needs 1 to 2 weeks to fully set into the patients face or body. Even scratching can cause the botox or filler to not set properly and can cause undesired shapes to the patients treatment spot.

The tiny PM 2.5 particles can cause itchiness to the areas of injection, especially to those who reside in areas where the particles are in orange and red zones. It is strongly advised at this time for patients with recent injections to avoid entering areas with heavy PM 2.5 for at least 2 weeks. If it is necessary to enter those areas, or if you happen to reside in one of the areas then it is advised to always wear a mask when the air quality level is high. When returning home you should take a shower right away with normal soap, it is not necessary to use antibacterial soap.

Remember! For those with botox and filler injections, you must not scratch no matter how much it itches! It can cause the botox or filler to not set properly and can result in permanent damage that may require further fixing.