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Can You Get a Professional Facial As Well As Botox Done on the Same Day?

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Botox is fine on days you have a facial

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The only caveat is that the facial is done first.  After Botox, I tell my clients to avoid strenuous activity, avoid putting yourself in a horseshoe for a massage, avoid hot tubs and saunas, and caps for 3 hours.

Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Facial first

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If you have the facial first, then it should be okay. Rubbing and touching the general areas treated with Botox can increase the risk of spreading to undesirable areas, which is why the facial must be done first.

Facial and Botox concurrently

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There are some concerns with displacing the Botox from vigorous facial manipulation. I generally do not see a problem with the facial first an Botox second. However, I would not do this the other way around.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

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Botox and Facials

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If you want to have a facial and a Botox treatment on the same day, you need to have the facial first. The massage during the facial would move the Botox around causing surrounding muscles to be affected. Therefore, by having the facial first you can avoid the risk of unintended spread of the Botox.

Asaad H. Samra, MD
New Jersey Plastic Surgeon
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Facial before (not after) Botox is safe

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I would agree with my colleagues that a facial treatment prior to Botox/ Dysport injection is safe. I would advise you to avoid a facial immediately after Botox/ Dysport treatment as this can result in excessive spread or diffusion of the product.

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Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Multiple Procedures with Botox

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Yes, it is fine to have a facial and Botox on the same day.  I would suggest the facial first and then the Botox.  We frequently do chemical peels and Botox at the same visit to the office.  Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and facials on the same day okay if facial comes first

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There are many patients in our office that get multiple procedures on the same day.  The key to this is making sure they are done in the right order, so that you get the maximum benefit you are trying to achieve.

Facials may include massage, lymphatic drainage, or other muscle movement, and are done lying down. For these reasons I do not recommend getting a facial immediately after having Botox. If you do the facial first, you can do Botox the same day.  Any skin care product or treatment left on from the facial will be removed from areas to be injected. 

Alan M. Gardner, MD
Atlanta Dermatologist
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Facial or botox

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Do the facial first then the Botox. A person pushing on your face may displace the botox treatment.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Facial first

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You do not want to have your face rubbed and massaged after Botox. This could result in the material diffusing into other muscles and causing unwanted effects like a lid droop. Doing the facial before (especially one with chemical or mechanical exfoliation) will brighten the complexion and make you look even better when your Botox kicks in. 

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
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Botox and Facials on same day

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In theory, you can get Botox and a facial on the same day, IF you are willing to wait several hours between treatments. To date, none of my patients have that kind of time in their schedule, so they have opted for separate treatment days for Botox and  their facials. 

Anifat Balogun, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

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