Exercise After BOTOX: How Long Should You Wait?

    Many patients ask us this question after receiving their treatment. If you want to exercise after BOTOX, the post-treatment guidelines are pretty standard for all patients. The important thing to remember is that you’ll want to err on the side of caution before jumping back into your workout schedule. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours before resuming your routine. 

    How Exercise Impacts BOTOX Treatment

    Exercise can put pressure on the injection sites and surrounding areas, which may already be sensitive after the treatment is administered. it also causes an increase in blood flow, which could result in a diffusion that moves the BOTOX away from the injected area. A patient may also experience unwanted swelling and bruising.

    For the first four to 24 hours, you’ll want to avoid movements that you’re used to doing during a workout (like bending over, laying down, using headgear, or wiping sweat off of your face). We also recommend you refrain from taking a hot bath or shower.

    What Else To Expect After Treatment

    Besides refraining from exercise for a day, you can return to your daily life following a BOTOX treatment. There are just a few guidelines that you’ll be instructed to keep in mind:

    • Don’t touch the injection site
    • Keep your head level for about two hours after treatment
    • Avoid bending down for about two hours after treatment
    • Don’t lie down for the first three to four hours after treatment
    • To ward off bruising, don’t take any blood-thinning medications (such as Ibuprofen)

    Some patients experience mild side effects that will fade within the first few days. For example, the area might feel slightly numb or tender, the injection site might be slightly swollen or red, or there may be minor bruising.

    If You’re New To BOTOX

    BOTOX is mainly prescribed for cosmetic enhancement or muscle relaxation. Botulinum toxin type A can reduce visible signs of aging in areas where wrinkles commonly form. Patients also turn to BOTOX to combat excessive sweating and help with pain.

    Cosmetic

    BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles in your face that contract, causing wrinkling. The results are immediate, and the treatment also prevents the development of further wrinkling and lines. The result is a youthful, smooth appearance. BOTOX can be applied to the neckline as well.

    Excessive Sweating

    The ability to sweat is important for many reasons, but breaking too much of a sweat can be embarrassing in social or professional settings. Hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) may be caused by various factors–including emotional stress, menopause, and obesity.

    If you’re looking for a way to reduce your sweat production without the side effects of medication or surgery, you might want to consider BOTOX injections as a treatment option.

    BOTOX is an FDA-approved neurotoxin for reducing sweat production under the arms, and it can also be administered for the same purpose in other areas where excess sweat is common—like your hands and feet.

    BOTOX has been used to treat hyperhidrosis for the past 15 years and is extremely effective. During the procedure, the botulinum toxin A is injected into the muscle. It’s intended to correct the effects of excessive sweating by blocking nerve impulses from reaching the sweat glands.

    Pain Relief

    Unlike other surgeries, BOTOX injections are minimally invasive, making them an excellent choice for patients who desire relief from everyday soreness.

    BOTOX treatments are also available for neuromuscular disorders like chronic low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and repetitive strain injuries (RSI). And BOTOX is also useful for sports injuries. For example, it can alleviate muscle pain and improve the body’s range of motion.

    Ask Questions Or Book A Consultation

    Our team is committed to getting you the best results. For questions or to schedule an appointment to discuss BOTOX treatment, contact Avalon Laser.