I Had Sculptra, Botox and Juvederm on Thursday. Can I Have a Face Down Massage on Sunday?

Doctor Answers 6

Sculptra, Botox, Juvederm and Massage

In general, face down massage should be avoided for the first 72 hours to one week after injections to avoid displacement of filler.  Check with your injector about their criteria.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Massage after Sculptra Botox and Juvederm

Thank you for your question. I would clear this with the provider who did your injections as they know your injection placements, and can direct this.  At our clinic, we have patients wait a minimum of a week to ten days, or more if indicated. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Injection treatments and Face Down Massage

There should not be an adverse effect with face down massage following treatment injections (Sculptra, Juvederm, etc.) but, it is recommended to discuss physician preferences with your provider.

Craig Mezrow, MS, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Face Down Massage After Sculptra, Botox, Juvederm

In my practice, I wouldn't have any restrictions for a face down massage beyond 72 hours.  I would recommend that you discuss with your treating Physician, because opinions are likely to vary on this subject.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Sculptra, Botox and Juvederm

You should wait 2 weeks after having Sculptra and Juvederm injections before having any procedures on your face or applying any pressure as in lying face down.  There is not the same wait-time for Botox.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Is face down massage okay 3 days after Sculptra, Botox and Juvederm?

Different doctors may have different opinions as to when a patient could have a face down massage after Sculptra, Juvederm, and/or Botox.  You should ask this question of your treating physician, as he or she will have the most information about your particular treatment and will be able to give you the best advice.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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