How Long After Botox Can I Put Cream or Makeup On?

got Botox done today, can I put cream on tonight, and makeup on tomorrow?

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Yes, you're able to put makeup and/or cream on immediately after Botox. I just recommend not applying too much pressure to the area of the injections for a couple of days after.

New York Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Makeup is an excellent concealer

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After Botox injections you can use makeup immediately.  It is important not to put excessive pressure on the skin or massage the area.  The surgeon precisely places the Botox for maximum effect.

Robert Mounsey, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

You don’t have to wait

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Make up or cream can be put on immediately after BOTOX. You don’t have to wait.  It will not effect the treatment.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Makeup or cream is fine.

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It is fine to put makeup or cream on immediately following a Botox injection. Keep in mind that a cream with an exfoliating agent (such as glycolic acid or Retin-A) or antibacterial properties (such as witch hazel or salicylic acid) could irritate the skin slightly but only if applied immediately after. Other than that, there is little risk except do no massage the area as you apply your products.

Joseph Serota, MD
Aurora Plastic Surgeon

Cream or Makeup is Ok to apply after Botox

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Botox is carefully delivered to specific areas using a small needle.  After treatment, it is important not to massage the areas injected so that the Botox is not moved from where it is placed. The majority of doctors do not want patients to massage the face, bend over, etc for about 4 hours after the procedure.  If you are very careful, and use a very light touch to apply cream or makeup, some doctors will let you put it on right away.   You should discuss this with your treating doctor to get his or her opinion.

Joshua Zeichner, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist

Putting on makeup after Botox: carefully

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You can put on makeup immediately after Botox as long as your application does not "milk" the botox into an undesired area. Therefore, be gentle.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Makeup after Botox

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If the physician is using a very tiny diameter needle, which the overwhelming majority of doctors do, then you may apply makeup that day. Be careful not apply significant pressure to the areas when removing the makeup if it is within four hours of the Botox injections.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Cream and Make Up After Botox

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It is fine to put cream and make up on immediately after your Botox injections.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Make up after Botox

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You may apply makeup immediately after treatment, just be gentle.  After about 24 hours, you should be able to carry out your activities as normal.

Make up after Botox

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You may put  make up on after your Botox therapy. Be careful to not "massage" the make up in vigorously at the site of injection otherwise no problem.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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