How Safe Is It to Get BOTOX® After the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Now that the vaccine is readily available, it has never been easier to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. If you get regular BOTOX treatments, you may have some concerns about if there are any side effects that come with getting vaccinated. Triple board-certified physician Dr. Janice Alexander and the experts at Cedarburg Family Wellness & Aesthetics Center in Cedarburg, WI understand your worry about how your body can respond to the vaccine. You may be curious about whether you can get BOTOX injections after receiving the vaccine.

There are no official rules surrounding whether it is safe to get BOTOX after being vaccinated against COVID-19. More information may be available soon, and we are learning more about the effects of vaccines every day. While we don’t anticipate any problems, the best idea for handling BOTOX is to wait for your body to receive the full effects of the COVID vaccine. The practice should make it easier for you to stay healthy.

Should I worry about any swelling?

One worry people have about the COVID-19 vaccine entails swelling, especially if a person has received dermal fillers. Some people who received the Moderna vaccine experienced facial swelling within two days of the first dose.

But the good news is that BOTOX is not a dermal filler. While filler adds volume to the face, BOTOX targets muscles that trigger wrinkles and other aging signs.

In addition, people who contract COVID-19 after not being vaccinated may be at the same risk of facial swelling. The swelling could be even worse than the results the Moderna trial participants saw in their tests. Therefore, getting vaccinated is the best solution to keep you from feeling even more harm than necessary.

Swelling can occur following many injections, including when receiving a flu vaccine. The fact that swelling might occur after the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t mean it is any more dangerous or concerning than any other vaccine you might utilize. The vaccine will trigger your immune system and create signals for how you should receive help when recovering.

When is the best time for BOTOX injections after getting the vaccine?

You should not experience significant harm when receiving BOTOX after being vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Alexander at Cedarburg Family Wellness & Aesthetics Center in Cedarburg, WI recommend you wait until the vaccine has taken full effect. We recommend waiting about two weeks after receiving the second dose of your vaccine.

This will give your body enough time to respond to the vaccine and to focus on providing protection. BOTOX injections work best when the body isn’t concentrating on other efforts for protection.

Contact us today to learn more about BOTOX injections

BOTOX is a safe practice that works for many people who want to look their best. Contact us at Cedarburg Family Wellness & Aesthetics Center in Cedarburg, WI if you have any questions about the BOTOX procedure. Dr. Janice Alexander and our team are available to serve people near Cedarburg, Mequon, Grafton, and Milwaukee, WI. We are here to help with all of your aesthetic and wellness needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.