I'm using Tazorac and want to get Botox. Do I need to stop using my Tazorac the night before getting Botox?
Need to Stop Tazorac the Day Before Getting Botox?
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Tazorac and Botox
Botox and topical treatments
No, you don't need to stop your topical medication prior to having cosmetic Botox injections. Botox is injected into the muscles thus your topical treatment will have no affect on the areas treated.
No need to stop Tazorac, Retin-A, retinol, or other creams prior to Botox or fillers.
Prior to injecting you with Botox, Dysport, Restylane, or Juvederm, your physician will clean your skin, so since the injections don't irritate the surface skin in any way, it's not important to stop these sometimes-irritating anti-acne and anti-wrinkle creams prior to treatment. However, I generally do recommend taking one night off from using them after treatment, to allow the microscopic needle holes to fully heal under bland moisturizer before starting the medications again. Good luck with your treatments!
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Tazorac and other retinoids before Botox
You do not need to stop your Tazorac or other Retinoids before your Botox treatment. The good news is that you don't need to stop any of your topical treatments before your Botox treament. We often have you stop them before a Laser treatment or microdermabrasion or chemical peels but not with the fillers. Enjoy your Botox.
Question: Need to Stop Tazorac the Day Before Getting Botox?
There is no contraindication with Tazorac.
Anand G. Shah, MD
Botox is OK with Tazorac
You do not need to stop Tazorac to get Botox. There is no positive or negative interaction between Botox and Tazorac.
Retinoids and Botox?
There is no need to stop any of your retinoids prior to having Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. These topicals have nothing to do with your injections
Tazorac or Retin-a before Botox
You do not have to stop Retin-a products (tretinoin) or Tazorac before injections. That includes both Botox and fillers. Some physicians will ask that you stop them before certain laser procedures, or chemical peels.
Tazorac and Botox
There is no reason to stop Tazorac to have Botox injections.Good luck with your Botox.
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