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How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?

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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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Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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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
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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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.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising after Botox injections


Botox can migrate. Our office recommends Bruisestick ointment after Botox to reduce the risk of bruising and swelling after Botox. 

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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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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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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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.

New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Boulder Dermatologist

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.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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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.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
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