Working out can be addicting, and if you’ve got a regular gym routine down pat, it can be nerve-racking to think of breaking it.

That said, if you’re considering Botox it’s natural to ask, “Can I work out after Botox?” To answer this question, we first have to review how Botox works!

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a neurotoxin that gives long-lasting anti-aging effects by limiting the movement of muscles in the treatment area. Some of those words may sound scary, but Botox is incredibly safe and is even FDA approved.

The proteins in Botox are what work to paralyze the muscles, and just like your body’s natural proteins, they are metabolized through your body’s system. This is why the effects of Botox aren’t permanent. Each person is unique, and their body will metabolize the proteins at different rates.

So, What’s the Scoop – Can I Work Out After Botox?

While some may say that waiting four hours would be sufficient, ideally, you’d wait 24 hours before working out after Botox. Why? There are a few reasons. First, when you work out, your heart rate increases, which then increases your blood flow. This can spread the Botox quicker, which will impact your results.

But, more importantly, it can increase swelling. That said, you absolutely should give your facial muscles a workout! Contracting the treated muscles allows the Botox to settle in better and can make your results last longer.

Where Should I Go for Sensational Results From Botox in Vienna?

Of course, you should always heed your doctor’s instructions, so when you head in for your consultation be sure to ask, “Can I work out after Botox, or should I wait to hit the gym.”

Ready to book your consultation to get all of your other Botox questions answered? Contact us at 703-255-5070 today to find out if Botox is right for you!

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