Could a steriod shot interfere with my Botox treatment?

hello, i have been having steroid shots in my right shoulder for pain due to slight tsr in rotator cuff. i have had three separate treatments approximatle 4-5 weeks apart. i have cosmetic botox injections approximately every 4-5 months in my forehead and bw brows. i happened to have had both appoinments yesterday and after getting my steroid shot went to the botox facility. i told the nurse practioner about the steroid and she informed me that it would totally block out the botox and it would be a waste of money to do it. can u verify this? thank you.

It won’t affect your Botox treatment in any way.  They bind to completely different receptors and Botox is injected into a muscle and stays bound to the recptors in that specific muscle until it wears off.  Dr. I

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