Can I still get a chemical peel after I've had Botox?

I've had several Botox treatments on my face (forehead, brow, crow's feet) but it's been at least six months since my last Botox injections. Am I still eligible for a chemical peel? If so, how much longer should I wait before scheduling the treatment?


F, 41, New Jersey

Tags:woman age 35-44 forehead crow's feet injection

You can have a chemical peel anytime if that is an appropriate treatment for you.  It will not affect nor be affected by Botox.

If your last Botox was six months ago, then it has probably worn off by now.  You can get a chemical peel at any time that is convenient.

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

212 570 6080

You certainly are. Botox generally lasts for 3-4 months. Even if it were sooner you would be a candidate for chemical peel.