No interactions were found between Botox and Vitamin B12. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Answer: Supplements and injections
You can typically resume all of your supplements after injections are completed as long as you don't have any bleeding or bruising.
Answer: Vitamins and Botox
Daily intake of multivitamins have not been shown to affect the longevity of Botox, once injected. The only vitamin you may wish to stop taking about 10 days before the day of your Botox injection is Vitamin E.
You need vitamin B12 to make red blood cells and keep your nervous system healthy. You'll usually take cyanocobalamin tablets every day to prevent or treat vitamin B12 deficiency. However, you may also need vitamin B12 injections at first to boost your levels.
If you are low in vitamin B12, a common recommended dose for oral supplements is about 1,000 mcg daily. But you should make sure to ask your healthcare provider about how much vitamin B12 you should look for in a supplement.
Take a Zinc Supplement
In a study from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, researchers found that people who received Botox and then took a 50-milligram zinc supplement saw a significantly longer duration in their results.
The body begins to form antibodies against the product. Eventually the antibodies will block Botox® from working, and the facial muscles will recover very rapidly. At that point, there is little point in getting further injections of Botox®. This resistance process typically takes months or years to complete.
No interactions were found between Botox and Vitamin D3.
For a minimum of 3 days post-treatment, avoid using anything perceived as 'active' skincare. This includes products which contain Retinol, Vitamin C, Hydroxy Acids or Beta Hydroxy Acid.
Answer: Use of retinol and vitamin C post injections
Gently putting on your skin products after 4 hours post botox or juvaderm is safe. Both retinol and vitamin C will not interfere with either products.
Common supplements to avoid before treatment include vitamin E, St. John's Wort, garlic, turmeric, chia seeds, Ginkgo biloba, and flaxseed oil (and other oils high in omega-3 fatty acids). It's best to talk to your doctor before stopping any regular medications.
Zinc is known as a “Botox booster” based on a few studies. Zinc has been found to be effective in extending the effects of botulinum toxin injections up to 30 percent.
Up till now, there is no known antidote for Botox! Which means that there is no fast way to dissolve Botox of reverse its symptoms. Time is the only thing that is going to help Botox go away.
Why Does It Take Botox Time To Work? Botox takes time to work because it must reach the cellular level of the muscle in order to block the neurotransmitters in the nerve, eventually causing the paralyzation of the muscle.
Patients must be 18 years or older to be able to get Botox. However, most experts agree that in most cases, patients at a good age for preventative Botox treatment are those in their mid-late 20s and early 30s who are prone to wrinkles.
You should also avoid coffee before Botox. This is because coffee contains caffeine, which may trigger your blood pressure and increase the likelihood of bruising during the procedure. For this reason, you should avoid coffee and other beverages containing caffeine at least 24 hours before the treatment.
A study conducted in 2012 shows that Botox duration increases by 30% in Botox patients who took 50mg of zinc daily. This might be due to the fact that the botulinum toxin is a member of a class of enzymes that requires zinc. So, taking zinc regularly after your Botox treatment can extend the anti-aging effects.
In some people, high levels of B12 may cause gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and diarrhea. And if you have high blood pressure or poor cardiovascular health, having too much B12 may further complicate these issues. Pregnant and breastfeeding women may also need to be especially mindful of B12 levels.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that must be ingested daily because our bodies don't naturally produce it. B12 is important for many enzymatic processes, such as helping turn the food you eat into usable energy. The recommended daily amount for B12 is 2.4 mcg for adults.
As a general rule of thumb, take your B vitamins in the morning or with a meal. Vitamin B12, for example, should definitely be taken in the morning. This is because it is important for energy metabolism, which may interrupt your sleep if taken at night.