Can You Get Botox After Microblading?

You should wait at least 2 weeks, safety is 4 – 6 weeks after your microblading appointment before getting Botox. This gives your eyebrows a chance to heal properly.

For The Best Results, Wait 4 – 6 Weeks

1. Why You Should Delay Botox?

Full healing time for microbladed brows is 4-6 weeks. During this period:

  • Wounds are sealing and pigment particles are implanting in skin.
  • Any disruption can impact how color develops and settle in brows.
  • Bruising, swelling and irritation are still possible which Botox may exacerbated.

Prematurely “freezing” brows with Botox may prevent:

  • Optimal pigment integration and longevity as brows tend to “settle in” once healed.
  • Your technician from executing the precise design intended for your brow movement.

Even subtle lifting of brows early on can distort where pigment lands and how it blends. This may require pigment to be removed or additional color added at touch-ups.

2. How Botox Affects Healing?

Botox injected into microbladed brows that are still healing:

  • May slow circulation to wounds, impacting how quickly pigment implants fully.
  • Can increase risk of infection or rejection as brows have lower immunity.
  • Can lead to incomplete healing, lasting irritation and premature color fade over time.

Once brows are fully healed at 4-6 weeks, frozen muscles:

  • Adapt and circulate blood flow normally again with minimal effects on pigment.
  • Allow for a more precise, predictable Botox brow lift that preserves pigment placement.

By waiting the full healing time, you set yourself up for the longest-lasting, most natural-looking results from both your microblading and Botox treatments.

Think Carefully About Timing

1. Evaluate Brows Goals

Decide if you want your ideal brow shape:

  • As-is, conforming to your current natural brow movement
  • Lifted slightly via Botox to slightly different positioning
  • Completely transformed, requiring more pigment changes

Getting Botox too soon risks “freezing” brows before:

  • The shape your technician intended for your natural facial expressions has fully developed.
  • You’ve had a chance to evaluate if the current shape suits your subtly lifted brows.

2. Weigh Procedure Intensity

Getting full-face Botox or other intensive treatments:

  • Is riskier when brows are in an active state of healing.
  • May impact results more noticeably, increasing tweak needs at follow-ups.
  • Often requires a longer delay of 4-6 weeks versus lighter “tweak” Botox.

Starting with subtle doses:

  • Minimizes effects on microbladed brows allowing pigment to fully set.
  • Helps you determine the appropriate next steps and timing for more comprehensive treatments.

3. Determine Touch-Up Needs

Freezing brows too soon may necessitate earlier touch-ups due to:

  • Shifts in pigment placement from subtle brow lifting.
  • Incompletes pigment integration from effects on wound healing.

While some touch-ups are inevitable, proper planning can:

  • Avoid excessive pigment removal or additions that alter your natural brow shape over time.
  • Space out treatments at optimal intervals to accommodate other cosmetic procedures.

Talk Openly With Both Pros

1. With Microblading Technician

Tell them about your desire for Botox – before or after the procedure.

Learn their recommendations based on:

  • Your unique brow shape, goals and medical history.
  • Their experience with how Botox impacts pigment implantation and longevity.
  • The intensity of lift you desire and how it may alter your brows over time.

2. With Aesthetician/Dermatologist

Explain details of your recent microblading procedure .

Understand their perspective on:

  • How frozen brows may heal differently and impact pigment retention.
  • The minimum wait time needed for optimal pigment retention and integration.
  • A conservative Botox dose and gradual increase that minimizes effect on your brows.

Coordinate closely to develop a:

  • Strategic treatment plan aligned with your brow shaping goals over the next year.
  • Follow-up schedule timed with your microblading touch-ups for best results overall.

The key is open communication:

  • Sharing all details about recent procedures, skincare and goals with both professionals.
  • Listening to their expertise and coordinated recommendations based on their specialties.
  • Following the plan they design together specifically for you to optimize outcomes for both your microbladed brows and Botox treatments over time.

A Conservative Approach Is Best: Start With Small Doses

1. Gradual Botox Works Best During Healing

Start with an extremely conservative dose – 5-10 units total in brows.

Focus treatments on brow tail and arch where the least amount of pigment resides.

This minimizes impact on freshly implanted color while still allowing you to assess:

  • How brows adapt to being lifted at all with pigment now present.
  • If the current shape needs additional tweaks before going heavier with Botox.

Gradually increase dose by 2-4 units per treatment no more than every 3 months.

2. A Lighter Lift Can Accommodate Touch-Ups

Controlling the degree of initial brow lift allows:

  • Better predictability when reshaping brows slightly at future touch-ups.
  • Tailoring new pigment placement to fit how brows lie with Botox over time.
  • Gradual adjustments that minimize removal/addition of excessive color.

Moderate vs dramatic lifts make touch-ups:

  • Harder to coordinate pigment with how brows will move and settle over time.
  • More likely to require brow reshaping vs just boosting existing color.

A restrained approach upfront saves reshaping for when brows are fully shaped, lifted and healed.

3. Work in Synergy With Your Touch-Up Schedule

Aligning Botox treatments with upcoming microblading touch-ups:

  • Allows coordinating any slight adjustments to brow shape and pigment.
  • Ensures brows have fully healed from both procedures before the next round.

Determining the optimum:

  • Amount of lift that works with your desired brow shape and pigment placement.
  • Interval of touch-ups aligned with your Botox “wearing off” schedule.
  • Habit of regular communication between your aesthetician and microblading technician.

Getting Botox immediately after microblading may impact how well pigment retains, integrates and heals – especially if the lift is significant. To optimize outcomes for both procedures:

  • Wait the full 4-6 weeks brows take to fully heal and settle. This allows pigment to implant properly before brows are lifted.
  • Consider your desired end brow shape and amount of lift. Too much, too soon may distort ink placement and require touch-ups sooner.
  • Discuss your goals extensively with both your microblading technician and aesthetician. They can coordinate the best timing and approach.
  • Start conservatively with a lighter Botox dose until brows are shaped and healed. Then gradually increase as needed.
  • Work with your providers to align Botox “touch-ups” with microblading appointments. This ensures proper healing and coordination of any needed adjustments.

By following a strategic, conservative treatment plan determined in partnership with both professionals, you give yourself the best shot at maximizing longevity and natural-looking results for both your Botox and microbladed brows over time.


1. Can I get Botox before microblading?

While less risky, getting Botox prior to microblading makes pigment placement harder. Your technician needs to see your brows in a relaxed state to determine ideal shape and placement. Discuss with them if pre-lift brows are preferable.

2. How much Botox can I get after microblading?

Start extremely conservatively with 5-10 units gradually increased every 3 months. More than 20 units too soon risks distorting pigment placement and slowing healing. Lesser amounts minimize impact.

3. How long after Botox can I get laser hair removal on brows?

Wait 4 weeks after Botox and 4-6 weeks after microblading before laser on brows. This ensures brows are healed and Botox has dissipated to minimize risk of side effects from the laser and impact on results.

4. Will laser resurfacing fade microbladed brows?

Yes, any laser or energy-based treatment can fade microblading to some extent. It’s best to wait 4-6 weeks after microblading and schedule around touch-ups. Limit treatments directly on brows as much as possible for the first year.

5. How long does Botox last in eyebrows?

Botox in eyebrows typically lasts 3-4 months on average before needing retreated. Microblading results and healing time are unrelated to how long Botox lasts.

6. Can I workout after getting Botox in eyebrows?

Yes, you can resume normal activity and exercise immediately after getting Botox injections in your eyebrows. Make sure your brows are fully healed after microblading (4-6 weeks) before intense workouts to minimize disruption.

7. Will Botox make microbladed brows uneven?

If injected skillfully by an experienced provider, Botox itself should not cause uneven brows. But injecting too soon after microblading can impact how ink sets, potentially requiring tweaks later. It’s best to wait for brows to fully heal and settle.

8. How long after Botox can I get anti-wrinkle injections?

To minimize risks and side effects, wait at least 2 weeks after Botox in your brows before additional treatments elsewhere on your face. This allows any irritation or swelling from the initial treatment to subside.

9. Can I get microblading and Botox from different providers?

Yes, you can certainly get these two cosmetic procedures from separate professionals. However, communication and coordination between them can optimize outcomes and limit needed adjustments. Discuss timing, goals and risks openly with both providers.

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