Do you need to get Botox before laser procedure?

I am considering getting a laser procedure and so is my friend, but the specialist she consulted with suggested she get Botox first. Mine, on the other hand, did not. Do you recommend Botox before a laser procedure?

Answers from doctors (2)


Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Published on Mar 03, 2017

This is totally up to the patient. Botox is utilized cosmetically to relax facial muscles so that they are less able to form lines and wrinkles. Most laser procedures are administered to achieve some level of facial resurfacing and repair. The two procedures are not really interrelated. I certainly do not require patients to receive Botox treatments prior to laser treatments, although almost without exception those patients seeking laser treatments are already Botox patients.

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Answered by Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

This is totally up to the patient. Botox is utilized cosmetically to relax facial muscles so that they are less able to form lines and wrinkles. Most laser procedures are administered to achieve some level of facial resurfacing and repair. The two procedures are not really interrelated. I certainly do not require patients to receive Botox treatments prior to laser treatments, although almost without exception those patients seeking laser treatments are already Botox patients.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Laser Lipo & Vein Center

Published on Feb 22, 2017

The timing of Botox is variable and based on individual patient and provider preferences.

Answered by Laser Lipo & Vein Center (View Profile)

The timing of Botox is variable and based on individual patient and provider preferences.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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