Great Question. I always suggest to my patients that they do not lay down for 4 hours following the treatment, and to avoid exercising for the rest of the day. I also encourage my patients to avoid any type of aspirin products for up to one week PRIOR to the procedure and for a couple day after as well ( this helps to decreasing any excess bleeding). The timeline of how long it takes for Botox takes full effect also varies on the individual, but most of the time you can get full results within 7 days.
What to Expect After BOTOX Injections
injections take about 15 minutes to administer and don't require any downtime.
If your job doesn't involve physically strenuous activities, you can return to
work immediately. You should take it easy in the first 2 or 3 hours after
getting the injections and avoid rubbing the treatment area. Results typically
take about 3 to 4 days to appear and usually last about 4 months.
Post Treatment Advise after Botox
Botox is meant to temporarily block the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles; reducing the
activity in these muscles thus decreasing the appearance of lines/wrinkles.
Cleansing your face on the day of treatment will in no way affect the outcome
of your treatment . We recommend avoiding any direct pressure to the brow
such as visors, massage tables and cleansing brushes for 1 week.
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Back to (Almost) Normal Activities
A big part of the appeal of BOTOX
is the fact that it doesn't require any downtime or major activity restrictions.
With only a few limitations, BOTOX patients can get back to their usual
activities immediately after their appointments, which typically last less than
an hour. These limitations are quite mild and include avoiding bending over or
manipulating the treatment area for the remainder of the day in order to allow
the product to settle evenly. You may also wish to skip your daily workout for
the same reason, and avoid consuming any blood-thinning products, such as
aspirin or alcohol, for a couple of days before and after the procedure. Thanks
for your question, and good luck with your treatment!
Botox is a very easy procedure to recover from. I tell my patients not to rub their face or lay down for the next 2-3 hours. I think ice is ok intermittently for the rest of the day as long as no rubbing. I also advise no blood thinners for 24 hours.
Another thing that often is not mentioned is head apparel. Women should not wear a head band or anything else that might put pressure across the brow. Men should also not wear a hat as it can be compressing. Compression could cause migration of the botox downwards into the eyelids and lead to droopy eyelids.
Hope this helps!
One of the beauties of Botox is there are few restrictions after treatment. I advise my patients not to lie down until two hours after receiving Botox, and not to immediately massage the area where Botox was injected. It is truly a no down-time procedure.
Rules and Instructions after Botox (or Dysport) Treatment
The Rules after Botox:
- No massaging or manipulating the area directly and no facials or lying face down on a massage table for at least one week.
- No lying down flat for four hours.
- No exercise at all the same day after treatment.
- No aggressive exercise for 24 hours.
- Ideally no flying on a plane within 24 hours.
- Call immediately if you are worried about anything. Don't hesitate.
What Are The Post-Treatment Instructions After Botox
One of the things my patients love most about Botox is that there is very little downtime. Main tips to remember are not to lay down for 4 hours post-injections and do not massage the area for 24 hours. You can apply makeup immediately following if desired and resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately.
Very little really. Don't rub the spots and don't lie down for 4 hours. Obviously, stooping over and scrubbing
the floors for 3 hours, or sitting in a hot tub for and hour are also not great ideas either. Luckily, that's all you
have to do! Good luck and best of health, Dr. S
I always suggest to my patients to not exercise for at least one day and to not lie down for the next four hours after treatment. I also recommend to not take any blood thinners like aspirin for the next couple days. It is also best to not rub your face so the Botox can settle into place.