Calling all gym-goers! We want to look our best – that’s why we get Botox! This treatment is unbeatable when it comes to smoothing down deep expression lines, to look and feel a little younger and fresher.
It probably won’t shock you to know that one of the main things our clients always ask us is whether they can workout after Botox, and if so, how can they do it safely? After all, if you’re getting Botox, chances are you also take care of yourself in other ways.
Certain activities, especially within the first 24 hours after your treatment, can increase your chances of Botox migrating. This puts you at risk of poor results or even complications like droopy eyelids.
In this post, we’ll explain everything you need to know about exercising safely after getting Botox.
Avoid High-Intensity Activities for 24 Hours
The first and most important thing is to avoid any moderate and intense workouts for at least 24 hours after your treatment. If you like to go particularly hard during your workouts, consider maybe even waiting two or three days.
That means absolutely no weightlifting sessions, HIIT classes, hot yoga, contact sports, or even jogging. Trust us, it can wait!
Avoid Tight Head Gear
Just as importantly, don’t wear any workout gear or accessories that will put pressure on your head, such as a sweatband, bike helmet, swimming cap and goggles, and even hats.
Light stretching is one of the best ways to get your body moving after Botox. That said, for the first four hours, avoid inversions like the pike position (aka downward dog in yoga). Even lying down to meditate in “corpse pose” is off-limits, since being anything other than upright can cause the Botox to migrate.
Try Gentle Stretching
Upright, stretching might be okay, though. You can do stretches that keep you upright without any bending or lying down. Sure, you will need to skip your favorite yoga class, but that doesn’t mean you need to be totally immobile.
Go For a Walk
Walking is underrated. It costs you nothing (and seeing as you’ve just shelled out on some awesome Botox, why not try and save?), it’s incredibly safe for your joints, and it can actually get your blood pumping a little bit. That said, keep the pace slow within the first day, and make sure to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays.
Consider Facial Exercise
Immediately after Botox, your face might feel a little odd – that’s perfectly normal. This is the perfect time to do gentle facial exercises (without any touching, massaging, or rubbing, though!). You can lift and lower your brows or just make different expressions.
It’ll feel good, but surprisingly, it might also help speed up your Botox results. Okay, only by about a day, but we’ll take what we can get!
Getting the Best Botox Results
Call up your trainer and let them know you need to reschedule! Your safety is worth it, and so are your Botox results.
If you’ve gotten to the end of the article, it’s clear you take your health and safety seriously. If you’re still on the hunt for a place to get your Botox, make sure to choose a reputable medspa where your safety and well-being are the top priority.
At SEV, our aesthetic nurses are pros who know how to achieve the results you want while making sure that the process is comfortable and painless. Want to find out for yourself? Check out our booking portal to see if we offer Botox at your nearest SEV!