If I have a transplant, would a filler be safe?

I am a kidney/pancreas transplant patient. I was hoping to use filler in my lips and around my eyes. What is your opinion on this?

Our office has worked with many transplant patients over the years.  In general, stick with the fillers that have the best and longest safety records –  Restylane and Juvederm specifically.  Make sure you go to a board certified dermatologist who takes care of a broad range of patients.

The area should be cleansed well with alcohol, Hibiclens or something similar before injection and never let someone inject through the inside of your mouth (something to my horror is sometimes being done).  It is a very "dirty" area – literally.   All the best to you!  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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