Could acupuncture on the face interfere with injectibles like Botox, Dysport or fillers?

Could acupuncture interfere with Dysport injections?

Okay…..that could really be just too many needles for one day!   J  Really not a good idea……unless you’re getting the treatments done the same day with the acupuncture before the injectible.

Don’t  have acupuncture treatments  after Botox/Dysport or injectibles on the same  day.  It could cause the Botox/Dysport to migrate, it could cause more bruising and you really want to stay upright (not laying down) for about 6-8 hours after Botox/Dysport while it “sets.”    Meaning that it’s binding to the particular muscle that’s being injected.

Once Botox/Dysport are “bound” to the muscle, they don’t migrate.  Fillers can migrate sometimes a little in the first few days with pressure so avoid facial treatments for at least a few days after fillers.   Ask YOUR doctor/nurse for specific instructions for you on this.

Hope this helps, Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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