Lacri-lube 2 Days After Botox?

my eyes were a bit dry after botox, can I use some lacri-lube or will it interacts with the botox?

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Lacrilube and Botox

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  If you are having dry eye after Botox, please confirm with the plastic surgeon that there are no other anatomic issues that have arisen from the injection.  Eye lubrication to manage the symptoms may be appropriate.

Botox and eye lubricant

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There should be no issue using a lubricating eye drop post-Botox injections. I'd also follow up with the provider should you experience any further side-effects that cause irritation.

Lacrilube after Botox

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There is absolutely no problem using lacrilube or any other eye drop preparation after having had Botox injected in the face. Rest assured!

~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

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Dear Sergiu,

  • Lacrilube is a vaseline like product and will not harm the Botox
  • It is best to put it at nighttime


Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Botox and lacrilube

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Dry eye is not associated with Botox use as far as I know. But lacrilube would be best to use at night because it can cause blurry vision. You may want to try artificial tears with dry eyes. Best to ask your doctor.

Lacri-lube is safe after botox

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Lacri-Lube and artificial tears are safe to use after botox injections and can be helpful in alleviating symptoms of dry eyes.  When Botox is injected into the periorbital  or "crow's feet" area, the outer portion of the circular muscle surrounding the eyes is weakened.  This muscle is important to the tearing function of the eye.  On rare occasion, weakening this muscle can cause some dryness of the eyes initially after treatment.  Typically, this improves as everything settles out.  

Dry eyes and lacri-lube after Botox

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Injecting Botox into the forehead, glabella, etc. shouldn't make your eyes dry. Botox can have an affect on sweat glands, but this wouldn't be your eyes, again. Perhaps environmental changes are the culprit - winter months are extra dry. In any case, you can use any eye drops or Lacri-lube as needed.

Dry eyes after Botox.

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Botox can affect secreting glands on the body.  That is why it works for excess sweating. It would be unlikely that it would impact the lubricating glands in the eyelids or the lacrimal system which makes tears.  Certainly feel free to use Lacrilube as it won't interefer with Botox at all.  It does blur your vision so maybe better at bedtime.  During the day you might prefer eye drops like Clerz, Tears, and such.

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lacrilube after Botoc

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It is safe to use lacrilube after Botox. However, if you continue to have problems with eye dryness, discuss this with your physician.

Thanks for your question and good luck!

Stephen M. Lazarus, MD
Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

Lacrilube after Botox

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The use of lacrilube ointment for the eyes would not interfere with your Botox results.  Botox should not normally cause dry eyes, so it your condition continues, I would return to your treating physician to be evaluated.

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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