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Put Your Feet Up! A Guide to Exercising Post-Treatment

So, you’ve just had a fabulous aesthetic treatment and you’re feeling like a million bucks. One of the key benefits to non-surgical aesthetic treatments is the minimal recovery time, which means you can pop in for a treatment and resume normal day-to-day activities shortly after.

But hold up – before you lace up those trainers and hit the gym, there are a few things you need to know about exercising post-treatment. I get it – you’re itching to get back to your usual routine and show off your glowing new look. But trust me, taking it easy for a bit is key to ensuring those amazing results last. So grab a cuppa, put your feet up, and let’s chat about why not to exercise immediately post-treatment.

Fillers – wait at least 24 hours

The general rule of thumb is that you should avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after dermal fillers - whether that’s lip fillersliquid rhinoplastytear trough fillers or any other type.

Fillers can cause some temporary bruising, meaning you may find it uncomfortable to exercise for at least a week, depending on where you’ve had the injections. Some doctors also advise you to abstain from exercising for at least a week due to the risk of infection. Although the needle used to administer the filler is, in fact, tiny, when compared to a bacteria, the channels they create in your skin are HUGE. And sweat is the perfect way to wash that bacteria into those channels!

You should also take a break from yoga until you are healed – this is because yoga positions can increase the blood flow to the face, which can increase swelling and bruising.

Exercising after Botox – wait at least 24 hours

I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before any kind of intensive exercise after having Botox.

Exercise increases blood circulation in your body, sending it whooshing around your heart, muscles and skin (hence why you get a flushed, red face after a run). Long-term, of course, this has huge health benefits, but in the very short-term, exercising post-wrinkle relaxing could reduce the effects of the treatment or result in complications. This is because the increase in blood circulation means your blood might flush some of the botulinum away from the injection site and it could migrate to a different part of your face.

If you do exercise every day, you can still fit in a workout pre-treatment, but do not go straight from the gym. Exercise can heighten your blood pressure, temporarily, which can increase swelling in the injection site.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key to helping your body recover from any treatment, so be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workouts. Not only will this help flush out any toxins from your system, but it’ll also keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

And don’t forget to fuel up with healthy snacks and meals to give your body the nutrients it needs to heal and thrive. Think plenty of fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains to keep your energy levels up and your body happy.

Finally… listen to your Body

First things first, listen to what your body is telling you. If you’re feeling tired, sore, or just not quite yourself, it’s okay to take it easy. Your body has been through a lot, and it needs time to heal and recover. Opt for gentle exercises like walking, swimming, or light stretching to ease back into your routine. Not only will this help prevent any discomfort or complications, but it’ll also give your body a chance to adjust gradually.

Remember I’m here for advice….

don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about exercising post-treatment. I will happily advise how to get you back to your workout routine safely and effectively.

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