Can you work out after Botox?

Doctor Answers 24

Be Safe, Wait 24 hours before Exercising

Although exercise will probably not affect the efficacy of Botox, it may increase the risk of swelling. I ask my patients to be safe and refrain from exercise at least 24 hours after receiving Botox. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out more about how Botox can rejuvenate your face.

Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
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Feel Free To Workout One Day After Botox

Any cosmetic procedure that involves injections puts a little stress on the body. Give yourself a break and wait a day before working out, as long as you feel good and any bruising/swelling have subsided. Be sure to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to see if you're a candidate for Botox.

Kory Kitagawa, MD
Honolulu Dermatologist
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Working after Botox

In my opinion you should take at least 24 hours off of work after Botox. Also no rubbing of the area(s) that were treated, as this may cause the Botox to spread into different areas. Also please consult the injector that treated you for their opinion. Thank you for your question. 

David Ikudayisi, MD
Tampa Internist
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Work out after Botox

Hello, I usually recommend to skip work-put for the rest of the day when i injected the Botox. You can resume exercises on the following day. hope this helps and should really be part of the post-injection instructions uyou gt.

Vartan Mardirossian, MD
Jupiter Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 40 reviews


Thank you for your question. We recommend for our patients to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment. I would ask your injector for specific post care instructions. Hope this helps. Best wishes. 

Leonard Lu, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Exercising after Botox Treatment

Thank you for question. I always recommend not working out 24 hours after treatment. Also, you should avoid lying down or rubbing your face for up to 4 hours after injection. This prevents the Botox from spreading. It is always best to check with you treating physician as post procedure restrictions can vary. 

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Exercise after Botox


I typically recommend avoiding Yoga or any type of strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. This will minimize risk for increase in blood pressure, therefore reducing risk of temporary bruising. 


Javad Sajan, MD

Javad Sajan, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after Botox

In my office, I ask that patients avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. While this is likely overkill, I prefer that they follow this guideline to maximize their results.

Pamela Stuart, MD
San Jose Physician
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Working out after Botox

There is no official right or wrong answer to this question. Most doctors have an opinion based on our own experience. I have injected Botox into spasming eyelid muscles for decades. These people can't stop 'working out' these muscles as they have no control over the spasms. Botox works just fine in them. Based on this experience, I don't think working out has any effect on Botox.

Daniel Lensink, MD
Redding Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

When to Workout, When to Wait with Botox

Some Dr's have no restrictions and others will recommend waiting up to 24 hours after your injection to workout. I recommend speaking to your Dr. about their protocols. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

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