Exercising after Botox
Great question! I always recommend to my patients not working out for at least 24 hours after being injected. Working out beforehand is absolutely fine! I also advise not laying down for at least 4 hours after botox.
Exercising and Botox
During the consultation with your injector, which should be a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon or someone working with them, we like to tell patients that following injections with Botox that you should avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours and that you should not lie down for several hours after injection. We also do not want patients massaging the areas that were injected — all because we don't want the medicine to spread beyond where we inject it.
The reality here is that when the clinical trials were done many years ago, these were the instructions that were given, some because of common sense, and some because of theoretical concerns. And when these medicines were FDA cleared, their labels had these in them so we all just continued telling our patients this is what we need to do. Most of us feel that it is okay to do light exercise or go about your day without much concerns following injections with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. There is no clinical studies that have been done to determine that anything mentioned will hinder the treatment process.
So be smart, take it easy after your injections, and enjoy the results.
Exercise after Botox treatments
As other panel members suggested, we recommend that our post-Botox patients avoid exercise and lying flat for four hours following their treatment. We believe this is not an unreasonable recommendation if it may benefit your outcome and protect your financial investment. The manufacturer has made this a recommendation as well and whether or not there are "studies" to confirm this does not detract from the possible benefits of adhering to this.
Exercise after botox
I usually have patients avoid the gym for the day( or at least 4-6 hrs) after injection, and then they can resume all acitivities the next day.
Exercising after Botox Injections
Every doctor will have their own post-injection protocol for their patients. I recommend that my patients take it easy on the day of the Botox injections and can resume normal exercise the next day. Botox is a very safe and effective treatment that doesn't require much downtime. My patients usually return to work and their normal daily activities the same day as their injections, but just skip their workout. This helps to ensure that the product stays put in the place that it was injected which is key to getting the best result possible. I would recommend asking your injecting physician about their post Botox protocol for any details that might be specific to you.
Botox injections and exercise.... relax for a few days!
The side effects of botox injections, usually lasting anywhere between 24 and 48 hours, can definitely exacerbate with any aerobic exercise usually causing the patient to sweat. Try to keep yourself relaxed and don't push yourself too hard, patients usually complain of increasing headaches when they exercise right after botox injections.
Exercise and Botox
You can exercise Botox and there is no research indicating that it would reduce the effectiveness of the Botox. However, just wait a couple of days after your treatment as exercising right after can promote swelling and bruising.
Exercise after Botox
Exercising after Botox is possible as long as you do not overly exert. You should discuss your planned workout with your injector.
Botox & Exercise - Dos & Donts
unusual for patients with transverse forehead wrinkles, vertical frown lines , and
crow’s feet to undergo treatment with botox. Unfortunately, botox can
occasionally migrate to the surrounding structures. This can occur for a
variety of reasons including alterations in the hemodynamic status of the
exercise increases cardiac output and systemic blood flow. In theory, this has
the potential to increase blood flow to the injection site and remove botox
from this location. This ultimately diminishes the response to botox and
increases the potential for migration of botox and secondary complications.
scientific studies are currently available to address this issue, conventional
wisdom suggests that strenuous activity should not be undertaken for at least 24 hours following botox treatment.
If you have
questions regarding this issue, you should consult your physician. Although the
post injection management of botox varies from provider to provider, you should
definitely understand your provider’s post injection protocol.
Best NOT to exercise right after Botox or Dysport treatments
There are two reasons not to exercise right after Botox or Dysport treatments. I allow my patients to exercise the morning of treatment before they come in (ideally not RIGHT before coming in), but not later the same day. They are allowed to resume exercise, for the most part except in special cases, the following day. Exercise increases circulation in the body, including the face, which is why your face flushes and gets red when you work out. This increased circulation is great for your skin, but it does increase the risk that the Botox will be taken away from the injection zone before it gets fully absorbed into the neuromuscular junction. We don't like this for two reasons: 1) it may leave less Botox where we want it, and possibly decrease the effect, and 2) we do not want to do anything that increases the risk that the Botox will act anywhere other than where it is intended.
For this reason, I am strict about no exercise after treatment. I do make patients cancel their personal training sessions and Soul Cycle classes, even if they can't get a refund. Be warned!