In This Heat Wave is Having Restylane and Botox Affected? Should You Wait?

It has been 110 with heat index and I am wondering if this effects having Restylane injections or Botox? Does heat on th face change the outcme? Belledajour

Doctor Answers 13

The outside temperature and Restylane or Botox Treatments

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Speaking from the perspective of a surgeon in Austin, Texas where 100+ degree weather is common place.  I can assure you that these products work just the same as when the temperature is cooler.

Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Restylane in the Heat!

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It is not a problem, come on in!  Matter of fact, you might sweat less after having the Botox!

John Frodel, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

Treatment with Botox or Restylane and heat waves

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There really is no concern as far as outdoor heat and the use of Botox or fillers like Restylane or Juvederm. While we generally don't want our patients to go into a sauna, jacuzzi, or steamroom for the first 48hrs, this really has more to do with increased swelling  and bruising that can occur with prolonged heat exposure and when the needle pokes are still healing. We'd be happy to assess you at Toronto Dermatology Centre, phone: 416-633-0001.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

In This Heat Wave is Having Restylane and Botox Affected? Should You Wait?

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Environmental conditions should have no effect on Botox or demal filler products. Just like sunlight and exercise won't effect your results, neither will the outside temperature or humidity. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

The Effect of the Heat Wave on Fillers and Botox

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Dear Belledajour,

If the products you inquired about have been handled correctly during their shipping and processing and they have been maintained according to their guidelines in the doctor's offices, there should be no problem with injecting the HA products or Botox/Dysport during the hot months of the summer.

Hope this helps.

Herluf G. Lund, Jr, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
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Restylane, Botox, Juvaderm, Dysport and the like can be used in any climate.

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There should not be a problem with you having treatment with Botox and Restylane even if it is hot outside.  

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Injecting Botox and Restylane when its hot

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Having either fillers or Botox during a heat wave should not be a problem at all.  The injections (I assume) will be done indoors setting most likely air conditioned anyway.  Regardless the heat will not affect the outcome.

Ted Brezel, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox and Restylane in a heat wave

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Botox and Restylane are kept at controlled temperatures in the office.  There is no problem having them injected in hot or cold weather, but you should not apply heat to the areas at home.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Heat and fillers and Botox

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In the high temperatures injecting Botox or fillers should not be a problem.  Enjoy the products and stay out of the heat!

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Doing Botox or Fillers in Heat Waves

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Having these procedures done when temperatures rise (or lower!) is absolutely fine and doesn't affect the integrity of the product. The injectables will be kept in well-controlled temperatures within the office, which is the only point it matters. Once it's in your body it's not affected by heat waves outside.

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