You can feel free to smile, laugh, frown, grimace or pull any kind of face you want after injectable treatment. In fact, new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology indicates that facial exercise after anti-wrinkle injections actually speeds up the effect by a about a day.
How often should you move your face after Botox?
It's highly recommended that you move your face around a lot after getting Botox. This includes smiling, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. It's similar to facial exercises, minus the touching. Facial movement may look — and feel — silly, but it actually helps the Botox work better.
How long should I scrunch my face after Botox?
You should avoid any exercise for at least 3 hours after treatment. You can try frowning and raising your eyebrows about an hour after your treatment. These facial exercises aren't necessary, but they may lead to better results.
How long do I need to keep my face upright after Botox?
4 hours No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials. No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Keep upright for 4 hours — no lying on your front. Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
What happens if you don't move your face after Botox?
Much like rubbing your face, resting or sleeping on your face can cause the treatment to pool to an unintended area. Stay upright for at least four hours after a treatment and try to sleep on your back for the best results.
Should you exercise your face muscles after Botox?
THE GOOD NEWS Did you know that facial exercises are OK after a Botox treatment? While we do NOT want you to touch your face, we DO want you to move the facial muscles that were treated every 15 minutes for the following 4 hours after treatment. So, smile, frown, raise your eyebrows away.