How the COVID-19 Vaccine Affects Botox
As of right now, there's no evidence suggesting that getting either of the COVID-19 vaccines around the same time as getting Botox injections will cause any adverse reactions or swelling.
"Botox contains a bacterial toxin that blocks nerve transduction and relaxes muscles," board-certified plastic surgeon Samuel Lin, MD told POPSUGAR. "It is not a physical compound that remains under the skin after it is injected, so there is nothing for the immune system to recognize and react against, and there is no adverse reaction or impact on patients who have Botox and receive the COVID-19 vaccine."
Still, according to Dr. Lin, it's important monitor your symptoms after receiving any medical procedure, plastic surgery or otherwise. "It is typically ideal to space procedures out at least one to two weeks apart to give your body time to heal fully between them," he said.