I am getting ulthera done by a so-so residential nurse on Monday, and botox on Fri. Have had botox before. Is this ok -- I mean, will it make the botox go away faster?
Is It Ok to Get Ulthera Two or Three Days After Getting Botox?
Doctor Answers (3)
No evidence botox will be affected by Ulthera two days later
Although there is no evidence that Botox will be negatively affected by ulthera two or three days later, it would be best to do Botox after the ulthera. It is expected that the botox binds to the nerve muscle receptors and you won't ruin its effect but this has not been proven yet.
Timing Botox and Ultherapy
I would recommend having the Botox injected a week prior to the Ultherapy treatment, especially if you are going to be treated with the Ultherapy over the Botox injection site. Ultherapy causes inflammation and can cause slight edema or swelling. Most people are still experiencing this edema up to 7-10 days post the treatment and if you inject Botox into an inflamed area, there is a greater chance that it could spread beyond the area of desired treatment.
Ulthera and Botox
Their literature suggests you do not have BOTOX and Ulthera at the same time. They do not state the logic or reasoning behind it. From a clniical view, they have different mechanisms of action and should not affect the outcome of one or the other. Still, this is something you should review with your nurse provider who is doing the Ulthera for you. I personally have no problems with that combination in my state.