Plastic Surgeon Questions Botox

Is botox safe for a 56 year old woman with diabetes?

I am 56 years old and I am considering a Botox treatment as my skin is showing severe signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, but I am also suffering from diabetes. Would you still recommend botox for me?

16 Answers

It is pretty safe with good preparation and attention to detail. Go into it slowly. Do incremental work gradually and carefully to avoid infection at the injection sites.
As long as your diabetes is property controlled, it is perfectly safe to have Botox treatments.

John Silverton, MD, FRCS
Hi and thank you for your question. You ask if Botox is safe for someone in their 50s with diabetes. The short answer is yes. For the botox to be effective it is best that the sugar levels be controlled.
Botox is typically fine for patients with diabetes. Contraindications for botox are people with neurologic disorders since it works biologically at the nerve level.
Good luck and I hope you love your appearance with it!
Botulinum toxin is not contra indicated in patients with a Diabetes. Of course you should be under good control and under the care of a trained physician.
Hi. Botox is very safe for someone with diabetes. If you would like to come in for an evaluation call 310-659-9900.

Dr Moradzadeh

Thanks for your question! Diabetes is not a contraindication for Botox, and in fact, I have many patients with diabetes who get Botox regularly. A board-certified physician can help you come up with a treatment plan that works best for you.

All the best,

Monica Kieu, DO
Botox is very safe. See a plastic surgeon for a consultation.

William A. Stefani, MD
Thank you for your question. Botox is generally a safe procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure with needles being placed through your skin. As long as your diabetes is well controlled, you should be able to have this procedure safely. High sugars with diabetes increases chance of infection, however, infections are very unlikely with Botox procedure alone.


Olga Bachilo, MD
Thank you for your good and interesting question.
Patients with medical history of diabetes may use Botox for aesthetic indications (i.e., brow elevation, decrease wrinkles, etc.). I would confirm though that my blood sugar values are under control before I proceed with any Botox injection. Stay well.

Dr. George M. Varkarakis, M.D.
You can safely get Botox even if you have diabetes.
Botox treatment is safe in Diabetes.
Botox would probably not help the issues mention. You need to consult with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist about some other approach to you skin damage, such as laser ablation etc.. Your diabetes need not be a contraindication but must be taken into consideration.
Yes, just be sure it’s done under sterile technique by a licensed and experienced injector. Tell your physician what you're planning, so they are aware of your treatment.
It is if there is no sign of infection in the area