Is my Botox going to migrate?!
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Botox and Migration
Working out and Botox migration
Good question! It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting and bending over and lifting for about 24 hours after Botox treatment. This is to avoid bruising and migration of the Botox. Migration can lead to droopy eyelids. But even if it does migrate , remember that the Botox affects will go away completely after 3 to 4 months. Let your practitioner know if you had any adverse outcomes because she/he may be able to help. Most likely you will be fine.
Botox and working out
Great question! I always tell my patients that the first four hours are
the most important after getting Botox or any neurotoxin. Manipulation of
the injected areas during this time can cause migration. We also suggest that you should not work out for 24 hours after Botox injections. It is rare that you would have any serious side effects from migration. Give it 5-7 days to let the botox take full effect.
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Unfortunately, only time will tell. I usually ask my patients to wait until the next day before exercising. There is a theoretical risk of migration. Hopefully you will be fine. Try to hold off next time.
Botox aftercare instructions
A little panic is good for you. Most injectors will remind and ask you not to workout for 24 hours after injection. Yes, indeed, it can migrate, this is why we give the warning. Only time will tell if you escaped with some luck, but in the future realize that strenuous physical activity within 24 hours of Botox is contraindicated, as is rubbing the areas injected.
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