Can contact solution/salene be used to reconstitute Botox?

I know salene with or without preservative is used to reconstitute Botox but does it have to be a certain kind? Or can contact lens salene be used?

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Botox and Dilution

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Botox should only be diluted and administered by a licensed medical office using sterile saline solution.  Best, Dr. Green

Botox reconstitution

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Thank you for your post.

Botox is reconstituted with sterile saline solution.

Do not purchase and do not self inject.

Dr. Karamanoukian

Contact Solution Used To Dilute Botox -- NO!!

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This is crazy.  The solution we use is antibacterial and medical grade.  Please do not use any "fake" products or try to do this treatment at home. Go to an expert for treatment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox reconstitution

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Um, no. And if you are buying your own "Botox", please stop, that is very dangerous. Only physicians are allowed to purchase legally.

Catherine Winslow, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ouch, that might hurt

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The saline that most dermatologists use to reconstitute Botox is BACTERIOSTATIC. The agent that makes it bacteriostatic is also a good anesthetic. That is why Botox does not hurt/burn when injected. If you use contact lens solution it will probably hurt and there are other chemicals in there that might interfere with Botox and are not meant to be injected into the skin. Furthermore, do it yourself Botox is looking for trouble

Can contact solution/salene be used to reconstitute Botox

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to mix the Botox it should be sterile saline and the saline for contacts is not sterile. I an not sure why you would even think of using that. If you have procured a bottle of Botox and intend to inject yourself, please do not do that, such short cuts are not wise, or legal.

No lens solution

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I have to say, this question leads one to suspect a non-physician is mixing some Botox. No, contact lens saline should not be used to mix Botox. Only sterile saline should be used. 


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Hi jerronba

Thank you for your question.  No, contact solution should not be used.  Only trained medical professionals have access to the right sterile solution to reconstitute the Botox.  There are many scams and fraudulent stuff out their that can harm you.  It is best to consult with a licensed medical professional when considering any type of facial injection due to lots of serious side effects and consequences.  Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.  Best regards

Reconstituting Botox

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Hi there!  Thanks for your question.  Contact lens solution should NOT be used to reconstitute Botox.  It should be done in a sterile fashion by an experienced provider.  Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for your injections!  Best of luck!


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No one should be reconstituting botox with contact lens solution, and much less injecting it anywhere in the body. Only a trained professional should be reconstituting botox with the fda approved guidelines.

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