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Will Taking an Antibiotic, Like Doxycycline for Acne Interfere with the Efficacy of Botox?

I take 100mg of doxycycline a day for acne. I have had some botox done one recently for cosmetic reasons and wonder if taking the antibiotic might reduce the efficacy of botox? I'm now 2 days post-injections and the normal paraylsis of the muscles has started to set in.

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Do antibiotics effect Botox treatments?

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The two do not affect each other although antibiotics combined with laser or photodynamic acne treatments may be a contraindication.


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox at the use of Antibiotics?

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Thank you for the question.

The use of oral antibiotics should not interfere with the efficacy of Botox ( directly injected into the target muscle).

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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