Thank you for your question. I suggest delaying your Botox treatment until you have fully healed from the tooth extraction. The dentist will most likely have you lying down and this could lead to spreading of the Botox to unwanted areas. I always tell my patients to avoid lying down for 4 hours and to not massage the area after injection.
I have an appointment for Botox at 10:30 am and a tooth extraction at 1 pm. Are there any issues with that?
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Botox prior to dentist appointment
I do not recommend head movement for 24 hours. However, you could have the extraction done first then have the botox.
Thank you for your question flemdogyogi. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. After a Botox treatment I recommend that my patients avoid lying flat for 4 hours as this can move the Botox and lead to possible side effects. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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It is recommended to not do any exercise for 24 hrs post injections . Do not bent front or backwards after injections as well since you want the botox to stay in the place where injected .
I would recommend to change your appointment .
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment before a dentist appointment
After BOTOX injections you are to avoid exercise for 24 hours as well as laying down and putting your head back as you would at the dentist's or when having your hair washed at a salon. Laying down/putting your head back may increase the risk of diffusion, meaning the product may travel slightly to a point we do not want to go. It is precautionary and best practice for BOTOX patients. I would reschedule the BOTOX treatment! Best, Manish Khanna, MD
Dental work after Botox
Since Botox is an elective treatment, I would recommend you wait for a day or so after your dental procedures. I ask patients to refrain from lying flat for 4 hours after Botox treatment. Better to be safe than sorry.
Botox and Dentist
This is actually a very good question. Many patients ask what they can and cannot do before and after Botox injections. I advise ALL my patients not to lie down for 4 hours post Botox as well as not exercise or put their head back for 4 hours. Being at the dentist involves laying down so i would advise to either go to the dentist before your botox appointment or on another day altogether.
Botox and dental work
It is ok for you to get the Botox injection. I would avoid fillers though. I tell patients to avoid having dental work for 2 week before and after filler injection to minimize risk of infection. This rule applies to fillers but not Botox.
Botox and then dental appointment?
It is quite alright to have this done. I tell patients to not exercise for 4 hours. No filler should be done. I tell patients to wait 2 weeks after fillers to have dental work.
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