Can You Exercise After Botox or Will It Decrease the Results
Can You Exercise After Botox or Will It Decrease the Results?
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Exercising after Botox
Exercising and Botox
The reality here is that when the clinical trials were done many years ago, these were the instructions that were given, some because of common sense, and some because of theoretical concerns. And when these medicines were FDA cleared, their labels had these in them so we all just continued telling our patients this is what we need to do. Most of us feel that it is okay to do light exercise or go about your day without much concerns following injections with Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. There is no clinical studies that have been done to determine that anything mentioned will hinder the treatment process.
So be smart, take it easy after your injections, and enjoy the results.
Botox & Exercise - Dos & Donts
It's not unusual for patients with transverse forehead wrinkles, vertical frown lines , and crow’s feet to undergo treatment with botox. Unfortunately, botox can occasionally migrate to the surrounding structures. This can occur for a variety of reasons including alterations in the hemodynamic status of the patient.
Strenuous exercise increases cardiac output and systemic blood flow. In theory, this has the potential to increase blood flow to the injection site and remove botox from this location. This ultimately diminishes the response to botox and increases the potential for migration of botox and secondary complications.
Although no scientific studies are currently available to address this issue, conventional wisdom suggests that strenuous activity should not be undertaken for at least 24 hours following botox treatment.
If you have questions regarding this issue, you should consult your physician. Although the post injection management of botox varies from provider to provider, you should definitely understand your provider’s post injection protocol.
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For this reason, I am strict about no exercise after treatment. I do make patients cancel their personal training sessions and Soul Cycle classes, even if they can't get a refund. Be warned!
Botox and Exercise
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Exercise after Botox treatments
As other panel members suggested, we recommend that our post-Botox patients avoid exercise and lying flat for four hours following their treatment. We believe this is not an unreasonable recommendation if it may benefit your outcome and protect your financial investment. The manufacturer has made this a recommendation as well and whether or not there are "studies" to confirm this does not detract from the possible benefits of adhering to this.
Exercise 4 hours after Botox is not detrimental
The standard advice, although there is no clinical study to investigate this to-date, is not to exercise for four hours after Botox. In addition we suggest not to bend over or lie flat for this time as well. These recommendations are to minimize the theoretical risk of allowign the Botox to diffuse to other areas. Once the Botox binds to the neuromuscular junctions, there is no reason that exercise would interfere with its good effect. If however, you have any unusual reaction, severe swelling or bruising after Botox, which is extremely rare, then you should avoid exercise until after the reaction subsides and discuss this with your doctor.
Exercise and Botox
There is no evidence that the effects of injectable neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport are diminished if you exercise after being treated. That being said, I ask my patients to wait at least four hours until after the injections to exercise, mostly with the goal of reducing any possibility of migration of the material. In that four hour period I also recommend that my patients avoid napping and keep their head above their waist, for the same reason.
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