I recently got a botox treatment for my masseter muscle. Then I did bikram yoga 4 days after. Bikram is hot yoga and is basially like a sauna. My doctor didn't tell me to avoid the heat, I just read up on it now...I'm worried I might have lessened it's effectivity. A bikram class gets pretty hot and lasts 90 minutes. What should I do? Should I get a touch up or something? Is the botox really less effective now for me? Any guidance would be great
How Long After Botox Can I Go to a Sauna?
Doctor Answers (23)
Avoid exercise for four hours after Botox
I instruct my patients to avoid any heavy exercise and massaging the treatment area for four hours after Botox. This is because of the theoretical potential for Botox to migrate to other muscles immediately after injection. If this happens, you may get unintented effects such as eyelid drooping. After 3-4 hrs, Botox has been completely bound to the receptors so there is no risk for further migration.
So, after 3-4 DAYS, there is no risk with yoga or any other exercise.
It will be okay
After receiving Botox injections, it is just fine to be in sauna like temperatures the next day.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, MASSAGES, YOGA, AND SAUNA - ALL OK SEVERAL HOURS AFTER BOTOX
NO RESTRICTIONS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER BOTOX INJECTIONS
Botox binds to the muscle receptor sites very quickly (less than 4 hours).
Caution to the treated sites is recommended for 4 hours post injection, as the botulinum toxin is picked up by the muscle by then.
After that, there are really no restrictions as to the activities (rigorous activity, massaging the areas, taking a sauna, yoga) that you would like to do.
Go ahead and enjoy your activities.
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I usually suggest to patients to avoid exertional acitivty for about 3-4 hours after Botox injections. Doing yoga four days later should be fine.
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Don't worry. Your exercise in a sauna should not decrease the efficacy of Botox. I usually tell patients to avoid exercising or lying flat for 3-4 hours after Botox administration. Your yoga after 4 days should not decrease the effect of Botox. No need for touch up?
You may use a sauna a few days after Botox injections
There has been no evidence that heat from a sauna will interfere with Botox injections several days after the procedure. Exercise is permitted within several hours after the procedure by most doctors.
Yoga After Botox?
Hi Sydney. We ask our patients to avoid heavy exercise for several hours after Botox injections. The reason is that strenuous exercise can increase blood flow and (potentially) cause Botox to migrate.
If you went to Yoga class 4 days after your injections it will not affect your results.
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