Is it okay to have a massage on the area where I had the Botox injection last Thursday?

I had Botox injection last thursday for upper limb spasity around the shoulder area, Is it okay to go for a massage for tightness around the shoulder and area. I still have tightness around my shoulder, will that loosen as time the week goes bye and will it help areas around that are being pulled from the shoulder, ( upper shoulder, under arm to front of arm, and rib cage).

Doctor Answers 7

Botox injections and massage

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There is no problem having a massage a few days after your Botox Therapeutic injections.  I hope it improves your tightness.


Toronto Dermatologist

Botox and Massage

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Botox is a fabulous treatment for dynamic lines on the face. After three days you can safely have a massage. Best, Dr. Green

Botox for spasticity

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This is a forum for cosmetic questions. You are not having a cosmetic concern and it would be unusual for a physician on this forum to have significant or relevant experience related to your concerns. Please discuss this matter with your treating physician.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Botox and massage

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you don't say how long it has been but there should be no problem getting a massage in areas away from the botox injection and even after a week in the area of injection

Massaging an area that had Botox

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I would generally advise waiting at least 3 days before having an area that had Botox be massaged. At 6 days, you'll have no problems.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

It is saf​e to get massage therapy in areas injected with Botox 3 days post procedure. ​

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Thank you for your question.

It is safe to get massage therapy in areas injected with Botox 3 days post procedure.

Best
Dr Karamanoukian
#RealSelf100 Member

Massaging area that was injected with Botox

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Thank you for sharing your question. It is fine to massage the area that was injected with Botox 6 days ago. The surrounding areas might relax with some more time passing as well. I hope you feel better. Good luck.

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