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Can Botox Be Squeezed out when Popping a Zit?

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Botox injections and myths

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Botox works on the neuromuscular junction and does not get squeezed out when you are manipulating a pimple. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and pimples

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This will not have an effect on the Botox. The Botox is injected in the muscle, which is under the skin. I would recommend visiting a board certified dermatologist for the treatment of pimples. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. 

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and acne

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Botox is injected into the muscles, which is much deeper than the epidermis and dermis, where acne resides.  Within a few hours after injection the medicine has diffused into the tissues and isn't going anywhere.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Can botox be squeezed out when popping a zit

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No you cannot squeeze Botox out because Botox is injected into the muscle that is under the skin whereas a zit or a pimple is in the skin. A good analogy would be to think of a carpet on the floor where the skin is like the carpet and the floor is like the muscle layer 

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
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Botox and pimples

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You should not manipulate the area where Botox was injected for at least 4 hours after your injection.  Squeezing a pimple after this time should have no effect on Botox results.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Can Botox be Squeezed out?

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Since Botox is injected into the muscle, if would be nearly impossible to squeeze it out of the superficial skin. 

Todd Ginestra, MD
Clermont Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and pimples

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Botox is injected into the muscle of subcutaneous tissue. It is hhighly unlikely that unroofing a pimple will cause the Botox to "pop out."

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Can Botox be squeezed out if I popped a zit

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Botox is injected into the muscle. Pimples are superficial and do not go into the muscle. You can't get any Botox out by popping a zit. Though this is entirely not a good idea and can leave you with marks and divets.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Can Botox be squeezed out of pimples?

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Pimples are superficial and Botox is placed deeper.  It would not be affected by squeezing a pimple but remember to use sterile technique and, if the pimple is problematic, to see your dermatologist so it can be handled by a professional.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox out of zits

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I agree with Drs Yoo, Naficy and Echavez, the neurotoxin is injected into specific muscles to cause them not to contract/move. This is not the same depth of a hair follicle or epidermis that you would extract a comedone from.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
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