Can you work out after Botox?

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Feel Free to Work Out After Botox

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You may be a bit uncomfortable after receiving Botox, as it is injected into your skin and muscle. Many patients experience a little swelling, redness or even slight bruising afterward. For that reason, I recommend holding off on strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. You are rejuvenating your face and deserve a little pampering! Exercising the next day should be fine. It will not displace the Botox nor interfere with your good results. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for Botox.

Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Be Safe, Wait 24 hours before Exercising

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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.

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Feel Free To Workout One Day After Botox

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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.

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Working after Botox

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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. 

Work out after Botox

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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
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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

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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 (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Exercise after Botox

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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

Exercise after Botox

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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

Working out after Botox

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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

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