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Can I Scuba Dive 24 Hours After Botox Injection to my Forehead and Frown Lines?

I've had Scuba diving for a long time and also I've had several Botoxes in the past. Just never had them so close together and I just want to be sure that it is safe and also that mask will not leave a permanent print on my forehead :)

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Botox and scuba diving

You would be fine to go scuba diving 24 hours after your cosmetic Botox injections. For a thorough review of indications and potential side effects, visit the web site referenced below.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 172 reviews

1110 112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Can I scuba dive 24 hours after Botox injection to my forehead and frown lines?

It is not likely that the scuba diving will have an affect on your Botox treatment. However, to play it safe you may want to wait an extra 24 hours. The factors to consider that may influence your treatment are the following:

1) Pressure of the mask on your forehead
2) Water pressure at great depths

In general, the Botox is fully absorbed after 24 hours. But an exception may be necessary under the circumstances. The mask will not leave a permanent print on your forehead, but the pressure can potentially interfere with the result. I would recommend speaking with your physician who performed the treatment regarding his or her specific guidelines. Thank you and good luck!

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

6849 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Botox, botox complications, dysport, xeomin

Neuromodulators such as Botox are reported to be full bound by 48 hours. 24 might be a little early and you might risk drooping

Barry Lycka, MD
Edmonton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

10665 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9

Scuba diving after Botox

I have a few patients who get Botox before they scuba dive because they suffer from migraines and these are often triggered by scuba diving. There is no problem getting Botox 24 hours before you dive.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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8937 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117


Dear patient, there are 2 issues that I concerned about here. One is your diving mask pushing on the forehead area and the other ( and more vital issue) is the increased atmospheric pressure on your face and forehead. I routinely advise my patients not to fly right after Botox injections for the same reason. There have been rare cases of forehead drooping after Botox injection and flying. Please consider giving it at least 48 hours before diving.Yours, Dr. David R.

A. David Rahimi, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologist
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6333 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

This should not be a problem.

However the same can not be said for periocular filler.  After the filler services, I specifically counsel my patients to avoid wearing tight fitting masks for two weeks after the service.  This precludes activities like scuba diving, parachuting, skiing, and racing a car or motorcycle.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

9001 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Can I scab dive 24 hours after Botox injections to the forehead and frown lines

It's ok to scuba dive 24 hours after botox injections to treat frwn lines and forehead wrinkles. 

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

101 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Restricted activities after Botox injections

There should be no problem scuba diving the day after your botox injections. The only restriction is not rubbing the area for the first 4 hours after the injection.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

3096 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA 30097

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