Nothing goes better with an age defining face as a body to match. That’s why the question “can I workout after botox?” is one of the more common questions (besides “how much does botox cost“) that we see surrounding Botox or Dysport treatments. It’s great that you want to get back to the gym quickly after your treatment, however, there are some restrictions that you should follow regarding working out after Botox treatments.
As with all information you might find on the internet, please defer to your doctor or dermatologist for advice. The following should not be taken as personalized medical advice.
How Long Do I Have To Wait After Botox To Workout Again?
After discussing this topic with several dermatologists, we noticed a theme in the answers they gave. Typically, you should expect to remain upright for at least four hours after receiving Botox injections. Straight away, this disqualifies many types of exercise activities, even low impact activities like yoga and stretching. For exercises that you can perform upright, many doctors recommend avoiding activity for at least 3 hours. So if you’re considering walking, jogging, or participating in a spin class, try to plan at least 3 hours of downtime.
Furthermore, plan on waiting at least 6 hours before consuming any sort of blood thinners like aspirin or alcoholic beverages.
The time delay increases for patients that have had facial fillers (like juvederm or restylane). Because these fillers need time to absorb water and for the body to recover and reduce swelling, patients are encouraged to not perform any strenuous physical activities for at least 6 hours after a treatment. In fact, avoiding any activity which could involve touching your face (or other areas of treatment) should be avoided, so don’t plan on getting a facial after the treatment.