How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?

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You don't have to sit still after botox injections anymore

Botox techniques and amounts injected have changed over the years so now we have found that it doesn't make any difference what you do after getting your Botox shots.   

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?

You do not have to sit still after Botox. You should not lie down or massage the area for four hours after injection. Massaging or lying down may cause the Botox to spread to other areas of the face.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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You do not need to sit still after a Botox treatment.

You do not need to sit still after a Botox treatment. We recommend avoiding lying flat for about 4 hours and avoiding strenuous activity including exercise for about a day, but other than that there are no restrictions. Feel free to resume your everyday activities immediately following treatment.

Sitting After Botox

You do not need to sit still after botox. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day following your treatment to prevent increasing blood flow to the face and potentially redistributing the Botox.

After Botox care

You don't have to sit still after receiving Botox injections. I do recommend not laying down for at least four hours and no exercise the day of, other than that you are able to go about your day normally.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Botox after care

You don't have sit still after Botox.  I just would not go and exercise or drink alcohol as this may increase your risk of bruising and swelling.  In addition, I would not recommend any manipulation of the injection region asides from putting cold compresses to reduce the chance of bruising.

Lunch break treatment

You do not really have to sit still after Botox injections.  In fact most people come in on their lunch break and go right back to work.

After Botox don't sit perfectly still, but do take it easy. No rubbing, no exercise.

There is no need to sit perfectly still after Botox or Dysport, just as there is no need to keep your face frozen and avoid making expressions while it kicks in. Most rules about caution with Botox are meant to err on the side of safety, and few have been scientifically proven to make a difference, but we are still careful because if there is an unexpected outcome, we don't want to wonder if something was done to cause it. My rules after Botox are to avoid massaging or rubbing the area (no facials or full body massages with your face in a massage table ring), avoid lying down or doing handstands for 4 hours, and avoid exercise for the rest of the day, and very strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

I recommend allowing normal facial expressions (this may help the uptake of the Botox), normal strolling for regular life purposes, and looking forward to your results in 10 days to two weeks.

Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Activity After Botox Treatment

There is no need to sit still after your treatment, however it is important that you avoid strenuous physical activity for the rest of the day. 

How Long Do You Sit Still After Botox?

You dont have to sit still.
But it is advisable to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours and avoid physically massaging the area where you had the Botox injection

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