Should I get my eyebrows done before or after Botox?

Author: Dr. Joey Strosin  |  Last update: Saturday, April 22, 2023

There's no way to add extra hair back onto your face so we highly recommend you wait until after your Botox procedure to see exactly what the best brow shaping option for you is.

How long after Botox can I get my eyebrows done?

Can you Have Eyebrow Waxing or Other Eyebrow Treatments After Botox? You should wait at least 24 hours after your injections before any eyebrow waxing or other treatments. There is a risk that the swelling or trauma caused by waxing could cause the Botox to migrate to unintended areas.

Is it better to get Botox before or after microblading?

But please wait until after Microblading until you do your Botox treatment. Here's why: if you Botox before Microblading, we will create your brow based on your Botoxed features, but once the effects of Botox wear off, then the brow placement may not settle where you want it. So, Microblade first.

Is it good to raise eyebrows after Botox?

Answer: Botox and Glabellar ("11") line treatment

botox injected into the frowning muscles doesn't affect the frontalis muscle that helps raise the eyebrows.

What should I avoid before Botox?

Here's what not to do before Botox:
  • Drink Alcohol. Doctors often advise that patients should avoid eating or drinking anything 12 to 24 hours before a surgical procedure. ...
  • Drink Coffee. You should also avoid coffee before Botox. ...
  • Use Topical Products. ...
  • Waxing, Bleaching, or Tweezing. ...
  • Take Aspirin or Blood-Thinning Medications.

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What can ruin Botox?

Top 7 Things NOT to Do After Botox
  • Rubbing Your Face. The injection site should heal very quickly. ...
  • Lying On Your Face. Don't take a nap right after your appointment. ...
  • Strenuous Exercise. ...
  • Skip the Wine. ...
  • Don't Take Blood Thinners. ...
  • Skip Washing Your Face. ...
  • Avoid Heat and Sun.

Does caffeine affect Botox?


Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising and swelling).

Why do my eyebrows look weird after Botox?

Heavy brows and the feeling of drooping.

This feeling and look comes from treatment of the forehead muscles called the frontalis. These muscles move the brows up and in certain cases after Botox treatment, the relaxed muscle then makes the brows drop.

Why do my eyebrows look different after Botox?

Botox may cause your eyebrows to look slightly uneven for as long as the treatment lasts. It's also possible that the “frozen” appearance of the muscle will slightly relax a couple of days or weeks after you first get the injections.

Why do my eyebrows look lower after Botox?

Botox injections of the forehead typically involves the frontalis muscle which is responsible for raising the eyebrows. An eyebrow droop can also occur as a result of over-relaxation of the frontalis muscle, while trying to erase horizontal forehead lines and wrinkles.

Why no Botox before microblading?

Getting Botox before microblading is not advisable because once the effect of Botox wears off, your eyebrows would restore their original position, leaving you with a distorted shape. If you are planning to get both treatments, then combine them in a way that microblading is done first and Botox later.

Why no Botox after microblading?

Here's why: by relaxing the muscles in your forehead, Botox can temporarily change the natural placement of your eyebrows. Microblading, a semi-permanent treatment, “tattoos” your brows in place. You will want to wait until the Botox completely wears off before committing to a microblading treatment.

Is it better to get a facial before or after Botox?

When working out a schedule for these treatments, make sure you leave a gap of at least 24 hours after Botox injections before you have a facial. Facials before Botox are no problem at all. In fact, you may have a facial before your Botox treatment so that you leave the office feeling completely renewed.

What should you avoid after Botox?

Top 7 Things Not To Do After Botox
  • Rubbing Your Face. ...
  • Going Under The Sun And Strong Heat. ...
  • 3 . ...
  • Taking Blood Thinners. ...
  • Drinking Alcohol. ...
  • Washing Your Face With Soap. ...
  • Applying Any Topical Products Or Ointments On Your Face Immediately After The Procedure. ...
  • Lying Down On Your Face For The First Few Hours After Treatment.

Does Botox in forehead affect eyebrows?

Side effects of forehead Botox injections

In addition, if too much Botox is injected into the forehead, the brow can actually look heavier and move the eyebrows down with the result being that the eyes look smaller and the eyelids heavier.

Where do you inject Botox to avoid heavy eyebrows?

Using anti-wrinkle injections in the depressor of the brow (orbicularis muscle) can be a very effective way to avoid possible brow heaviness.

How long does droopy eyebrow last from Botox?

Brow droop is an unfortunate side effect of Botox injections. You should notice that the problem has improved significantly within a month, but it can take 4 months for the Botox to completely wear off. Make sure your injector is an experienced cosmetic Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.

Why can't I smile after Botox?

It is because your cheek muscles are an active participant in helping you smile. So if Botox gets injected too low on the upper part of the cheek, the Botox will weaken the muscles that help lift your mouth muscles and stop you from having a full smile.

What causes Botox to wear off faster?

Consistently high-stress levels can cause the body to break down Botox more quickly while speeding the aging process. Taking part in meditation, yoga, and other stress-relieving activities can help you maximize the life span of your Botox while reducing any stress-related aging.

Why does Botox cause shiny forehead?

Why Does Botox Make Your Forehead Shiny? Light naturally reflects off of smooth surfaces, so the smoother your skin, the more light will bounce. Botox injections smooth the skin, which can cause it to appear shinier, especially if it is overdone.

How soon after Botox can I shower?

Why Do You Need To Avoid It? The risk of bruising following Botox is increased when the body or face gets too hot. In addition to avoiding hot tubs, saunas, and other similar places, do not take a hot bath or shower for at least 24 hours after having this treatment.

What should I do the day of Botox?

On the day of your procedure, here's what you should keep in mind.
  • Don't drink alcohol. Before getting Botox, you'll be asked to avoid alcohol for 24 hours. ...
  • Don't touch your face. ...
  • Avoid other skin treatments. ...
  • Don't sleep on the treated areas. ...
  • Stay out of the sun.

What happens if I drink coffee before Botox?

Yes, you can have caffeine before and after Botox injections. There are no contraindications.

How much do you tip for Botox?

“It's customary to provide an 18 to 20 percent gratuity for any spa service, no matter if it's sugaring or a Biologique Recherche facial,” Angela Rosen, owner of Penelope & The Beauty Bar in Seattle and Daphne in New York City, tells Allure.

Should I tip for Botox?

You should NEVER leave a tip for your PA/NP or nurse injector. Injectables are medications, just like a blood pressure pill or a thyroid medication. You would not tip your primary care provider for doing an EKG on you so no need to tip on our medical services either.

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