Can Patients with Blood Cancers I.e.Non Hodgkins Lymphoma- Get Any Kind Get Botox?\\

Diagnosed with Diffuse large B cell cancer and also have follicular Non Hodgkins Lymphoma can I still use Botox and the fillers such as Restaylne. I see notes about Breast cancer but non Lymphoma/Blood cancers. Thanks

Doctor Answers 5

Botox injections and lymphoma patients

As long as your hemtologist and oncologist agree that your defenses are adequate against infection, during the time of Botox, there should be no issues although if you have a history of easy bruising, then there would be a greater chance of bruising from the Botox injections, but this would be temporary.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and Treatmnt with Botox and Restylane.

As long as your blood counts are normal or acceptable, (red and white blood cells and platelets) , Botox  and Restylane should cause no problems. Be careful during and after Chemotherapy sessions. I suggest that you also discuss this matter with your oncologist.



Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Botox and fillers in the setting of lymphoma

There is no problem with Botox or fillers during treatment of lymphoma.  I would not recommend getting injections during the time of the lowest white counts (the nadir) which usually happens one week after chemotherapy sessions, but outside of that as long as the procedure is done cleanly, it's fine to get injections.

During the time of the lowest white counts there may be an increased risk of infection.  Also during chemotherapy the platelet count may decrease making bruising during the procedure more likely.

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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This may be an immune issue. Otherwise I don't see a problem. You would be wise ti contact Allergan directly for their study results if any

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No problem -- enjoy your BOTOX® and Restylane®

People with blood disorders sometimes bruise a bit more easily than other people, but apart from that you should have no increased risk of problems after treatment with BOTOX® or Restylane®.

When you have a serious illness I think it is very important to look and feel as good as possible, so go ahead and enjoy your treatments with BOTOX® and Restylane®!

Kevin C. Smith, MD
Niagara Falls Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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