Is it a good idea to get a massage before botox injections?

I receive botox injections for migraines and are very painful in the neck and shoulders the day of and many days after injections. Is it a good idea to get a massage before the injections or do you think that doesn't matter?

Answers from doctors (4)


Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

Published on Jan 13, 2016

In our practice, we offer Botox for cosmetic indications. As far as the migraines go, maybe a massage before the injections would help to relax you so you are not so tense.

Best of Luck!

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Answered by Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

In our practice, we offer Botox for cosmetic indications. As far as the migraines go, maybe a massage before the injections would help to relax you so you are not so tense.

Best of Luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology offices of Adrienne E. Stewart

Published on Jan 12, 2016

I assume you're talking about massaging the face or the area could be injected with Botox? This will be irrelevant with regard to the effect of the Botox; in other words, neither good or bad. It is very important NOT to massage after the Botox has been injected because it might move the Botox from the area that the physician intended the injection to be made.

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

I assume you're talking about massaging the face or the area could be injected with Botox? This will be irrelevant with regard to the effect of the Botox; in other words, neither good or bad. It is very important NOT to massage after the Botox has been injected because it might move the Botox from the area that the physician intended the injection to be made.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Boris Bergus, M.D.

Published on Jan 12, 2016

Certainly worth trying, but may not have much of an affect.

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Answered by Boris Bergus, M.D.

Certainly worth trying, but may not have much of an affect.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Published on Jan 12, 2016

It probably won't make much of a difference, but if you want to try that, by all means do.

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Answered by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

It probably won't make much of a difference, but if you want to try that, by all means do.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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