I just did Botox and fillers on my face and I'm in pain. Can I take Tylenol?

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Pain After Botox and Filler

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Thank you for your question. 

It is common to experience some discomfort after receiving injectables. Many patients find Tylenol affective, to help ease the pain.

I'd recommend that you speaking with your qualified injector, should the pain increase and/or persist over 2 weeks. 

Take care. 


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Yes, please take Tylenol for your pain and/or discomfort post Botox and fillers. However, if the pain increases or stretches past the two week mark, contact your surgeon. Best, Dr. Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews


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Thank you for your question in regards to Botox.

Tylenol is fine to take if you have mild discomfort. If you are in severe pain, have redness and/or swelling lasting more than two weeks, contact the provider who performed your injections. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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In my experience there should be very little pain after Botox and filler injection.  It is fine to take tylenol for mild discomfort.  If you are in severe pain or have redness and swelling I would contact your doctor.
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 Thank you for your question. You can certainly take Tylenol to manage any discomfort after injections. This should be resolved after a couple days. If the pain persists, you may want to revisit your injector.  

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Dear Cheyenne,

Please contact your doctor who performed your treatment. If you're having pain, it could represent a problem. Sometimes, pain can indicate loss of blood flow after a filler treatment due to filler constricting a blood vessel.

Tylenol is fine but I'd suggest you go in for evaluation to make sure everything is fine.

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Tylenol is fine to use if you are not allergic. If you have significant pain that is not improving you should contact your doctor for evaluation. 

Good luck!

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