You don't have to sit still after botox injections anymore
Botox techniques and amounts injected have changed over the years so now we have found that it doesn't make any difference what you do after getting your Botox shots.
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Botox after care
You don't have sit still after Botox. I just would not go and exercise or drink alcohol as this may increase your risk of bruising and swelling. In addition, I would not recommend any manipulation of the injection region asides from putting cold compresses to reduce the chance of bruising.
Lunch break treatment
You do not really have to sit still after Botox injections. In fact most people come in on their lunch break and go right back to work.
What to Do Following Botox Injections
The post treatment
instructions following botox injections are designed to minimize migration of
botox. When botox migrates to surrounding structures complications can occur
including droopy eyelids. In an effort to avoid these complications, a series
of steps should be taken to avoid displacement of botox.
have to sit still following botox treatment and should be able to resume most
of their normal activities. However they should avoid strenuous activities and
heavy lifting for at least 24 hours following botox injections. Exercise can
increase blood flow and theoretically decrease the effect of botox.
most providers recommend avoiding massage or manipulation of injected areas
because this might cause migration of botox. Conversely many providers advise actively
contracting these muscles to accelerate the onset of the response to botox.
Although some providers recommend not lying down for four hours following botox
injections, there is no scientific evidence to support this practice.
to discuss these issues with your injector. In most cases patients should be
able to resume normal activities after botox injections.
After Botox don't sit perfectly still, but do take it easy. No rubbing, no exercise.
There is no need to sit perfectly still after Botox or Dysport, just as there is no need to keep your face frozen and avoid making expressions while it kicks in. Most rules about caution with Botox are meant to err on the side of safety, and few have been scientifically proven to make a difference, but we are still careful because if there is an unexpected outcome, we don't want to wonder if something was done to cause it. My rules after Botox are to avoid massaging or rubbing the area (no facials or full body massages with your face in a massage table ring), avoid lying down or doing handstands for 4 hours, and avoid exercise for the rest of the day, and very strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
I recommend allowing normal facial expressions (this may help the uptake of the Botox), normal strolling for regular life purposes, and looking forward to your results in 10 days to two weeks.
Activity After Botox Treatment
There is no need to sit still after your treatment, however it is important that you avoid strenuous physical activity for the rest of the day.
How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?
You dont have to sit still.
But it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours and avoid physically massaging the area where you had the Botox injection
How long do you sit still after Botox?
You do not have to sit still for any period of time after a Botox injection. It is important not to rub your forehead too aggressively and thereby massaging the Botox into the eyelid muscles. It's also important not to lay down for at least 4 hours after the injection.
Bruising after Botox injections
Botox can migrate. Our office recommends Bruisestick ointment after Botox to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling after Botox.
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.