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How Long After Botox Can I Get a Chemical Peel

The thing about botox is that it’s a very popular treatment. You might be wondering: “When can I get a chemical peel?”

Chemical peels are another popular facial rejuvenation technique that uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of skin. This helps to smooth and brighten your complexion, as well as remove fine lines and wrinkles. It’s commonly performed in conjunction with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing.

Dermatologists or plastic surgeons typically perform chemical peels, but there are also some at-home options available. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know about getting a chemical peel after having botox—and vice versa!

How Long After Botox Can I Get a Chemical Peel


This post is the continuation of a series we’ve been running over at Inman News. Everything in this post (except for the images and the last section) can be found in our How to Get Rid of Fine Lines With Chemical Peels article on Inman News.

The short answer is no.

Botox and chemical peels are both injectables, which means that you can get them as an injection. Chemical peels, however, are not neurotoxins like botox.

Botox is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles by blocking nerves from sending messages to your brain that would normally tell those muscles to contract. When those muscles don’t contract due to blocked nerve impulses or signals from the brain, they sag or droop.

Chemical peels work by exfoliating dead cells on the surface of your skin using chemicals like glycolic acid or lactic acid so that newer skin can grow in their place instead of old dead layers of skin that detract from your overall appearance.

The long answer is it depends.

The short answer is that it depends.

The long answer is that it depends on a lot of factors, including:

  • Your skin type. The more sensitive your skin, the longer you’ll need to wait to get a peel after having Botox injections.
  • Your age and health condition. If you have any health conditions that could be affected by cosmetic procedures, like diabetes or heart disease, then your doctor may advise waiting longer between treatments than someone who doesn’t have these issues.
  • How well your skin reacts to peels in general (if you’ve already had one). If your previous experience with chemical peels has been good overall, then there’s no reason why you couldn’t go back for another one immediately after getting Botox treatments—but if things didn’t turn out well last time (i.e., if there were some side effects), then give yourself some time before trying again!

No Botox or fillers before Chemical Peel

  • Botox and fillers may cause the skin to swell, bruise or become more sensitive than usual.
  • Botox and fillers can increase your risk of developing an infection.

No Botox or fillers after Chemical Peel

While chemical peels are typically safe in the hands of a trained and experienced medical professional, Botox, fillers and other injectables can cause complications during or after a chemical peel. For example, Botox may lead to an allergic reaction that results in swelling and burning at the injection site. In some cases this can be severe enough for patients to need emergency care treatment for issues such as swelling around the eyes.

The most common complication from filler injections is bruising because when it’s injected under your skin there is no cushioning between the needle and your tissues so any impact can cause bruising. If you get Botox or fillers before having a chemical peel then there’s an increased risk of scarring because they cause damage to healthy cells which may not heal properly leaving scars behind even after treatment has finished. In addition to this some people also experience pain during treatments such as facial laser resurfacing due to deeper layers being affected by lasers which can result in short-term discomfort if not prepared well enough beforehand with pain medications like ibuprofen (Advil).

How long should you wait before getting a chemical peel?

You should wait at least two weeks after Botox before getting a chemical peel. You should also wait at least two weeks after filler and dermal fillers. If you want to get the most out of your treatment, make sure that you don’t schedule it too soon after any one procedure or another.

How long should you wait after getting a chemical peel?

  • Chemical peel. You can get a chemical peel after a week of your botox injection, but not before. If you have any questions regarding this, I recommend speaking with your dermatologist.
  • Fillers. Wait at least two weeks after getting fillers to get botox, and vice versa—this is because the filler can weaken the muscles in your face and make them more susceptible to being affected by the nerve-targeting toxin from botox.[5]
  • Laser hair removal. This is also commonly done in conjunction with other treatments like laser resurfacing or IPL (intense pulsed light). A good rule of thumb is that if it involves a laser or an intensely focused beam of light on or near delicate skin tissue (i.e., eyes), then wait at least 24 hours before having any kind of cosmetic procedure done on those areas.[6]

I got botox and a filler the same day. Is that okay?

Botox and fillers are both injected into the skin, but they’re different in a couple ways. Botox is used to treat frown lines by temporarily paralyzing muscle movement, while fillers are used to add volume to your face. This can be a useful option if you have hollow areas that make you look tired or old.

In both cases, you should be able to get injections again within 2 weeks of your first treatment session. Injections are relatively painless because they target soft tissue rather than bone or muscle—and if muscle paralysis is an issue for you, it’s worth noting that botox takes about 3 days after injection for full effect on wrinkles!

You should wait at least 2 weeks after botox to get a chemical peel.

It is important to know that botox and chemical peels are both neurotoxins. That means they can cause burns.

It is also important to know that botox and fillers are injected into the skin, whereas chemical peels are applied to the skin. Therefore, if you have had a chemical peel recently, your doctor will not inject any neurotoxins into your face until at least 2 weeks after the chemical peel is done. This ensures that your skin has time to heal from any irritation caused by getting a chemical peel before it is put through more trauma with injections of other chemicals or treatments like fillers or botox.


I hope this answers your question. If you have any more concerns or questions, I’m here to help.

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