How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?
- Asked by clopes119 in sunrise fl
- 4 years ago
You don't have to sit still after botox injections anymore
How long to sit after botox?
I used to recommend not to lay flat for 4 hours, but studies now show this does not matter. I do ask patients to refrain from heavy lifting or strenous exercise for 6-12 hours, as I feel this will minimize their risk or bruising at the injection site.
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After Botox Rules
I always tell my patients not to bend down for four hours after Botox and no heavy exercise for 24 hours.
How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox
Unlike several years ago studies have now shown that movement after Botox injection does not affect the Botox. It is helpful not to rub the area as this may cause some unwanted diffusion of the Botox. It may also help to exercise the treated muscles so that the effect may occur sooner.
No need to sit still after Botox or Dysport injections
Used to be that we instruct patients not to lie down for 4-6 hours after injections. However, a recent study showed that body position does not matter. What matter are these instrutions:
1) Do not rub the injected areas. Since the injections are placed specific for different muscles, rubbing the areas will cause Botox to diffuse to surrounding muscles.
2) Do make facial expressions that involving the injected areas, which will help speed up the onset of results.
Don't lay down for 4-6 hours after your Botox injections
It’s suggested that you do not lay down for about 4 to 6 hours after your injections. But you should move your facial muscles to enhance the effectiveness of your treatment.
Waitng time after Botox
It has been suggested to wait about 4 -6 hours before perfroming any strenous activity after Botox injections. In addition, it is also recommended to not lay flat for the same amount of time.
No lying down 4 hours after Botox is the accepted time
Generally, it is recommended that patients not lie down for 4 hours but more important is for patients to work the injected muscles for about an hour to help the absorption of Botox into the muscles.
Rest after Botox
Although there are no formal studies proving or disproving this practice, I still recommend to all of my Botox and Dysport patients to stay generally upright and not lay flat or exercise for at least 3-4 hours after treatment. I do recommend that they exercise (i.e. move) the muscles that were injected but other than that physical exertion should be kept to a minimum.
Consensus is 4 hours no activity after Botox
The consensus here is 4 hours of no exercise or bending down. I usually give more of an exact time frame of at least 6 hours, just to be safer. So if I have injected at 10 am than 4 pm is ok for activity.
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