Botox and Semi Permanent Eyebrows?

How soon after botox can I have my eyebrows retouched with semi permanent tattooing. I already had them done 2 years ago and they just need a little infill, but I want my botox Monday and then eyebrows the nextday. Is this ok,,,, Thank you.

Doctor Answers 8

Eyebrow tattooing

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it may be a good idea to set your eyebrows before getting Botox treatment which may alter the brow position.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Tattoo Following Botox Brow Lift

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     I would wait at least two weeks to see the full effects of Botox before getting a retouch of a tattoo for best results.


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Permanent makeup may be applied as soon as three weeks following Botox injections.  Ideally, you should wait until you have had multiple botox injections so you know what to expect

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and tattooing of eyebrows

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I would wait until the Botox has worn off (e.g. after 4 months), before considering semi-permanent tattooing. Your Botox injector (e.g. dermatologist or plastic surgeon ideally) can then further enhance your eyebrows.

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Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Botox and tattooed eyebrows

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You should allow the Botox effect on your eyebrows to wear off before tattooing.  This way, the tattooist will know the exact position of your natural eyebrows.  Your Botox injector can then enhance the position of your eyebrows. 

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
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You may want to reverse it so that you have the tattoo first.  That way, your physician knows where to put the Botox to alter your brow position and/or lift your brow.  You should confirm with your Botox injector.


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Botox and permanent make up

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Your Botox treatment doesn't typically kick in overnight but, I would wait until the treatment wears off if you are having a "chemical brow lift" as brow position changes.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
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Which comes first, Botox or brow tattoo?

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Tattoo first as the arch you create with this will determine how the rest of the forehead and the midbrow will be treated with Botox.   Tattooing after Botox is using a permanent dye to adjust for temporary Botox effect and puts you at risk for long term issues if you ever stop using Botox.

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