Can I have Botox injection and the resurFX laser done on my face at the same time?
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Can I have Botox injection and the resurFX laser done on my face at the same time
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can have both treatments on the same day. If you have already received your laser treatment, then wait until your healed. Best wishes.
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Thank you for your question katrinawang. Botox can be used to relax the masseter muscle in the lower face to contour the face from a square shape to a more heart shape. Fractional laser resurfacing such as resurFX can be used to improve acne scars, wrinkles, and sun damage. There have been no studies on doing both of these treatments on the same day so the safety and side effect profile is not know. We do know that fraction laser resurfacing can heat up the skin and that heat can cause movement of Botox. When Botox moves there is a potential for side effects such as droopy eyelids and blurred vision. In our office we wait one week between a Botox treatment and a laser treatment. However many doctors routinely do both treatments at the same visit. Please consult with a doctor for specific advice. Good luck!
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There is some debate in the physician community on this but in my practice I commonly inject Botox and perform laser skin resurfacing at the same time. Some physicians worry about the swelling post laser causing the Botox to diffuse. To eliminate this possibility, some injectors will separate the two treatments by 2 weeks. I tend to inject Botox immediately after the laser while others inject immediately prior to the laser. Basically, it's about physician preference. Go to an experienced injector and you will be fine.
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