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Can I Go Running 48 Hrs After Getting Botox?

I just had botox yesterday morning and I was wondering is it ok to go running tomorrow afternoon? is it ok if my forehead sweats?

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Run after botox

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Theer should be no problem in running after you are 48 hoiurs post botox injection.Who knows it may make you run faster.


Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Running After Botox

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I recommend that you avoid working out or performing vigorous physical activity for the rest of the day of your injection, but the next day or 48 hours later you should be fine.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Running?

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Thank you for the question.

It should be no problem for you to go running after the Botox treatment. Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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You may run or exercise the day after botox

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There is no problem with exertion or if you sweat the day after botox, so for you, two days later, there should be no concern.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Running after Botox

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48 hours should be a safe window to enjoy aerobic activities following Botox treatment.  The Botox protein has already attached to its area of effect by this time following treatment.

Melanie D. Palm, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Running After Botox?

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Hi Ella.  We recommend refraining from heavy exercise for 4 hours after Botox treatments.  This is a somewhat arbitrary (the amount of time) precaution, and will differ depending on the injector, but is taken to minimize the effect of Botox migrating to an area that was not injected.  Increased circulatory activity (like that seen in heavy exercise like running) may have this potential.

48 hours is way more time than necessary to make sure that the injected Botox is bound to the injection area.  Hope this helps. 

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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OK to run after 24 hours post-Botox

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Yes, it's perfectly safe to go running after a Botox treatment.  We recommend waiting 24 hours.

Ava Shamban, MD
Santa Monica Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can I Go Running 48 Hrs After Getting Botox?

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Absolutely, exercise after Botox is not a problem as the Botox is absorbed by the target uscles in minutes and as such isn't likely to float or move around.  IMHO, that's just an urban myth.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and excercise

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It should be OK to exercise 48 hours after having Botox injections.  Sweating should not prevent the Botox from working.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Botox can be used safely

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especially in athletes.  There is no restriction to working out after having Botox or Dysport injections, so enjoy your run!  Best to you

Carolyn Jacob, MD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
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