25 doctors weighed in:
Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?
25 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
Depends on the physician and the indication for the botox.
For most cosmetic Botox injections, no lab work (blood tests) are needed.

In brief: Unlikely
Depends on the physician and the indication for the botox.
For most cosmetic Botox injections, no lab work (blood tests) are needed.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Botox injections
There is no need to get blood test prior to your Botox or Dysport injections unless you have a concern that you may be pregnant.
In that case, it would be prudent to wait until you know for sure you are not pregnant.

In brief: Botox injections
There is no need to get blood test prior to your Botox or Dysport injections unless you have a concern that you may be pregnant.
In that case, it would be prudent to wait until you know for sure you are not pregnant.
Dr. Lisa Kates
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
or if you got multiple injections in the past and had significant of decreasing in response you may want to have a blood test to check for botox-antibody etc....
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Botox blood testing
No. Skin testing may be required if you have a suspected allergy to albumen, otherwise no testing is needed.

In brief: Botox blood testing
No. Skin testing may be required if you have a suspected allergy to albumen, otherwise no testing is needed.
Dr. Kevin Carr
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Botox has an excellent safety record and no blood tests are needed prior to treatment.

In brief: No
Botox has an excellent safety record and no blood tests are needed prior to treatment.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Botox Tests?
No blood tests are necessary before Botox treatments.
There are three general reasons not to have Botox -- pregnancy, breast feeding, and neurologic disorders, such as myasthenia gravis. Best not to take any blood thinners, as bruising is a possible side effect.

In brief: Botox Tests?
No blood tests are necessary before Botox treatments.
There are three general reasons not to have Botox -- pregnancy, breast feeding, and neurologic disorders, such as myasthenia gravis. Best not to take any blood thinners, as bruising is a possible side effect.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No, no testing is required if you're generally in good health.

In brief: No
No, no testing is required if you're generally in good health.
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dr. Bob Ourian
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
In brief: Rarely
If you are on coumadin, (warfarin) you might want to check the INR to see how much of a risk you are for bruising.
I can't think of any other reason for a blood test. A urine pregnancy test may be helpful to make sure you are not pregnant.

In brief: Rarely
If you are on coumadin, (warfarin) you might want to check the INR to see how much of a risk you are for bruising.
I can't think of any other reason for a blood test. A urine pregnancy test may be helpful to make sure you are not pregnant.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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