Hello. I got botox on my 11's and perlane on my nasolabial folds yesterday. Everything has gone as expected. Only thing is that my face looks like an oil slick. It's super shiny and oily specially in the areas treated. I've never had problem with an oily face. I remember the skin on my chest getting this way after implants and it went away with time. Will this go away as I heal too?
Super Oily Skin After Botox and Perlane?
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Skin prep for Botox/Perlane injections
I can't see any reason why Botox or Perlane would make your skin oily, but since the same thing happened when you had implant surgery it sounds like a reaction to the skin prep used to sterilize the skin before injections or surgery.
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Oily Skin After Botox and Perlane
As mentioned in several comments below, I can't think of a reason for either of these things to cause oily skin. Perhaps, your PS office has an aesthetician you can meet with to go over your change in skin.
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Botox and oily skin
Perlane and Botox injected into the skin and muscles won't cause your skin to appear oily. I would consider: if anything else has changed in your skincare regime; and/or review recent topical applications. Following up with your provider will also allow them some assessment of the areas treated and you could have a discussion on the topical application they provide prior to injections.
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