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How Soon Can I Exercise After Receiving Botox Injections? And What Might Happen if I Were to Exercise the Same Day?

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Botox and Exercise

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We request that patients refrain from vigorous exercise or activity for 6 hours after Botox, and to stay upright. The concern with exercise does not have any studies to support, but is based on the theoretical concern that increased metabolic activity and blood flow may lead to a "flushing" of the Botox away from the treated area. This is also why we encourage exaggerated use of facial muscles for a few hours after--- to increase the muscular metabolic activity with the goal of increasing absorption and uptake of the Botox into those muscle areas.


Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Exercise after botox

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There is no evidence that exercise after botox injections causes problems. I tell my patients to try to wait 4 hours before exercise. Avoid any exercise that involves head down (yoga) or manipulation of the treated area.

Elizabeth F. Rostan, MD
Charlotte Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Exercise Same Day As Botox

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There is no scientific evidence to suggest that early activity such as exercise, alcohol, or laying down early will have any impact on your botox treatment. We advise patients to avoid early manipulation of the area, such as a facial or clarisonic treatment, to prevent potential migration of botox toxin. However, no studies support this as well.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Exercise after Botox

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I will often tell patients that while it is suggested to wait 4-6 hours before doing exercise, I tell them to wait until the next day.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

How Soon Can I Exercise After Receiving Botox Injections?

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I inform my patients to wait 24 hours before any type of exercise or skin treatments to create a better outcome.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

How Soon Can I Exercise After Receiving Botox Injections?

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I normally tell my patients to wait a full 24 hours before doing an intensive workout, you want the area to settle to fully see your result from your treatment.

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Exercising on Same Day of Botox Treatment

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Avoid working out or performing vigorous physical activity for the rest of the day of your treatment. Your rate of recovery may be compromised if you exercise the same day, making swelling, bruising and discomfort last longer.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

How Soon Can I Exercise After Receiving Botox Injections? And What Might Happen if I Were to Exercise the Same Day?

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There are no studies that suggest certain activities could affect Botox injected areas. That being said, I still suggest refraining from any vigorous activities on the day of your injections.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Exercising After Botox

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About 2-3 hours after Botox injection is an appropriate amount of time to wait before exercising.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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