My concern is getting Botox and accidentally twitching/rubbing the area (without knowing or realiziang it) within the 4 to 6 hr recovery time. What are the realistic chances that the Botox will, for sure, migrate to other areas and cause droopiness? I hear from some medical folks that it's not that likely to migrate but Doctors like to "be safe than sorry". What is the truth behind the likelihood? Also, I have back issues and need to sleep without a pillow. Is that fine after the 4 hr recovery?
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Botox Does Not Migrate
Botox and migration.
It's ok to touch your face after Botox. It's not ok to have something like a facial or facial massage right after. I tell people that's it's fine to just be normal. I have found zero difference if people work out, lie down, etc. and I've injected Botox for about 20 years. The effects and outcomes are dependent on the experience of your injector.
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There is no concern about Botox migrating if one touches or rubs their face after treatment. The result of Botox will depend on the experience and expertise of your provider. In addition to viewing many before and after images of work performed by your provider (nurse injector or MD), you may wish to look at the Botox Cosmetic website to see if your provider is among the top providers in your area.
Botox does not migrate
Botox is a completely safe injection and will not migrate. You can resume most of your normal daily routine immediately, waiting 1.5 hours before exercising. Sleeping on your back is definitely not a problem. Be sure your injections are performs by a trained and licensed injector and good quality product is used.
Botox is one of the best things around for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles such as the ones you have in the crow’s feet area. Rather than "plumping" like collagen and fat, Botox blocks the impulses that nerves send to muscles, essentially paralyzing the muscles and diminishing their ability to tense. Using a very fine needle, the surgeon injects Botox in small doses where the facial muscles are most active--between the eyebrow and at the sides of the eyes, or beside the mouth. After receiving treatment, you're forbidden to lie down for several hours, because the medicine can absorb unevenly. It takes one to three days to see the effects, and the treated area will continue to improve for up to two weeks. That's when I schedule my patients to return, to see if a touch-up is needed
Botox and Recovery Time
The main Botox rules is to keep your head upright for 4 hours after injections and to refrain from exercise after injecting for 24 hours. Please consult an expert to have the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Botox recovery time
Can I rub botox and create a side effect
Botox rarely moves from it's intended site. And no true evidence that rubbing or twitching will do that.
Botox Post-Procedure Care
In our clinic, we recommend our patients to not lie down for three hours following botox injections to prevent possible migration of the product. However, it is fine to lie down after this three hour window. Likewise, we also recommend to not participate in rigorous workouts right after. There is no harm in simply touching your skin once you get your injections but it is best to try and simply avoid the area it if possible. It best to consult your cosmetic surgeon on his or her specific post-procedure instructions.
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