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Botox After Care: Are There any Physical Restrictions After Injections?


Probably one of the biggest benefits of using Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin, for cosmetic treatment is how safe it is. Botox® is FDA approved for use in treating common signs of aging, like frown lines and crow’s feet, excessive perspiration in areas like the underarms, hands, and feet, and even for gentle reshaping of the jaw line to decrease facial roundness. When administered by an experienced professional like Long Island Botox® expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, post-procedural downtime is almost non-existent. Patients are generally able to resume their normal routines the very same day, but there are a few things to be aware of to ensure your results are the best they can be.

How soon after Botox® can I work out?

Botox® is a locally injected toxin that targets specific nerves to achieve the desired results. Exercise increases blood circulation in the body, including the face, and can potentially cause the movement of Botox® out of the targeted area, diminishing the treatment’s effectiveness and causing complications in surrounding areas. For these reasons, we recommend refraining from exercise or strenuous activity for 24 hours after your treatment.

Are there non-workout related restrictions I should be aware of?

As a general rule, anything that will place abnormal pressure on the areas treated with Botox® should be avoided for about a day. Patients should not massage or get massages on the affected areas or wear apparel that places pressure on them – for example, goggles, if areas of your face were treated. Patients should also avoid lying down or bending over for several hours post-treatment. As with the exercise restriction above, the intent here is to prevent displacement of the Botox® fluid.

If you have questions or concerns about things you have planned after your treatment, Long Island Botox® expert Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is here to help. Give him a call and get started down the path to a more confident you today!

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Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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