Resuming Normal Routines After Botox and Juvederm?

Can I resume normal rountines such as exercising and riding motorcycle, following Botox and Juvederm injections?

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Resume Normal Activities Post-Injections

Good question! It is usually fine to resume full activities following injections of Botox and Juvederm. I have not seen any problems post injections, but I would avoid rubbing the injected area for a day (just to be extra cautious.) I also use a more concentrated dosage of Botox on my patients to avoid any possibility of migration. I hope you find this useful.


The great thing about many of the adjuncts we use in plastic surgery is that you can get them and be back to your normal routine almost immediately. The only thing you have to be concerned with after receiving Botox or dermal fillers is increased blood pressure which can lead to bruising. Strenuous activity will increase blood pressure so this is to be avoided for 48 hours after injection. After is there's no risk so get back to the gym and out on the road.

Call your treating doctors office and ask what they recommend.

Dear Lirpa

Generally I recommend no exercise for 24 hours after a BOTOX and filler treatment. I am concerned that a lot of activity right after treatment could result in bruising. I think extending this restriction to motorcycle riding is also prudent but if your helmet has a full face mask, you are probably OK. Goggle would be another story altogether. Tight goggles resting where the Juvederm was inject could potentially move this material around. After a few days it is much harder for this to occur. Again, best to ask your specific treating physician.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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Botox after care

Thank you for your question. I typically focus my aftercare on restricting activities that make you hot, sweaty or flushed: Examples include strenuous activities, alcohol, saunas, hot baths, etc… This will increase your chance of bruising. If no bruising, by the next day, the you should be good to go. If there is, then I recommend another day to make sure the bruise is not getting worse. I am not as worried about the not laying down after four hours.

Minimal downtime needed

With our patients, we usually recommend a break from strenuous activities (ie: exercise) on the same day as the injections were performed. Wearing something like tight fitting goggles on your motorcycle, could result in some problems, so it's best to wait until at least the next day before hopping back on the bike. The downtime is minimal for Botox and Dermal fillers, but better safe than sorry- so we'd reccommend waiting the 24 hours.

Cory Torgerson
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Wait 24 hours!

The vast majority of plastic surgeons allow patients to resume normal activities immediately following Botox and Juvederm injections. In the case of strenuous activities patients are asked to wait at least 24 hours before restarting exercise routines.
Strenuous activities can elevate blood pressure and cause bleeding at the injection site. Every effort should be made to avoid bleeding from these injections. It’s therefore important to avoid massage and drugs that are associated with bleeding. These can include Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin and Aspirin to name a few.
Although, bleeding wont effect the ultimate aesthetic result from this procedure, it can cause bruising. For this reason, patients should wait at least 24 hours before resuming strenuous activities.

Botox and Post-op Restrictions

Botox injections can travel somewhat after injection and I always ask my patients to remain upright for several hours after injections and to refrain from exercise.  Juvederm does not have the same restrictions although I tell my patients not to massage the treated area immediately after injections.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with facial fillers.

My advice


There are no severe restrictions following the injections of Juvederm and Botox. However, I would advise staying away from the gym for the day, as well as avoiding touching the injection sites. Also, I would resume avoiding certain items such as aspirin, ibuprofen, omega fish oil and vitamin E, a week before and two days after injections in order to minimize the bruising. Otherwise this is why injections are considered a “lunch time” treatment, because you can go right back to work after.


Yael Halaas, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Resuming Exercise and Activities After Injectables

Thanks for your question -

Anytime strenuous activity happens after a procedure there is an increased risk of bleeding. The timing of when a patient can resume activities is dependent on the procedure and the techniques used during surgery. These are issues best discussed with your treating plastic surgeon.

Generally, injectables have a low incidence of post-procedure bleeding. In our San Francisco area office we advise patients to not engage in strenuous activity for 48 hours after Botox or injectables.

I hope this helps.

Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane, etc.: minimal limitations


After having an injectable filler (hyaluronic acid, Juvaderm, Restylane) or neurotoxin (BotoxCosmetic) we advise patients that they can resume non-strenuous activities immediately.

Vigorous activities, like some of those you mention, we suggest waiting 24 hours or so. I would also suggest avoiding activities that deeply rub or put pressure on the recently treated areas.

As you can see from the posts on this site, doctors vary on their recommendations. You should choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist, ophthalmologist or otolaryngologist, then follow their recommendations.

Sutton Graham II, MD
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