This is really a great question and thank you for asking it. As other providers have mentioned, he should have no concern regarding displacement of Botox. The main concern is active manipulation at the time or immediately after injection. The line share of your results is achieved in 1 week and completion of diffusion throughout the regions is achieved by 2 weeks. Hopefully this helps to answer your question.
Be healthy and be well,
Rubbing injection area 5 hours after Botox
Hello and thank you for your question.
Rubbing or scratching an itch at your Botox area in 5 hours after treatment will not affect your results. I am not worried for you. Remember that it can take up to 3 weeks for you to see full results, and many experience results within the first week. If you remain worried, talk to your injector, they will welcome your questions and put you at ease.
Kristin Tarbet, MD, FACS
Massaging will not affect the botox once injected. I suggest you see an expert if you continue to have concerns. Best, Dr. Emer.
Rubbing the eyebrow after Botox
Botox injection is one of the most commonly performed office procedures. It's safe when properly administered and there very little to do in terms of after care or restrictions.
Scratching or rubbing the brow inadvertently probably won't do anything, especially 5 hours after the injection.
If you have any concerns, I recommend returning to your injector so they may examine you. Safety comes first.
Thanks for your question. This is a question that we
get asked often by our patients. The most common SIDE-EFFECTS of toxin
injections include: Swelling, Redness, and Bruising at the site of
injection. Complications are rare and only temporary, but may include
paralysis of other nearby muscles, temporary eyelid ptosis (dropping of
eyelids, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), temporary brow ptosis (dropping of
eyebrows, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), cross-eyes, ectropion or edema of the
lower eyelid, dry eyes, double vision, transient headaches (10%), local
numbness (lasting 2-3 weeks), flu-like symptoms, rash at the injection site,
pain at the injection site, infections, and bruising (need to avoid blood
thinning medications). Cold compresses may be used immediately after
treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be applied for 3 minutes,
3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done with a bag of peas in a
zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area. Only take Tylenol if you
get a headache or migraine.
After 5 hours, it probably won't have any effect. There is not anything that can be done. Wait it out and see. If there is an issue, many times an experienced physician can adjust things with a small dose of Botox.
There is no problem with this . even though patients are cautioned about rubbing the area that is really referring to massaging it heavily and 5 hours later there is absolutely no issue
Itching or rubbing the eyes or the area around it does not cause any problems. Neither does bending or lying down after injections, rest assured!
There is absolutely no problem with you rubbing or itching the area you have been injected.
Itching Face after Botox is Fine #botoxseattle
- You haven't caused any harm after rubbing/itching your eyebrow/forehead after your Botox treatment
- Thanks for sharing!