No one can evade the effects of aging, not even those who are in the best shape. Even if you spend hours at the gym to maintain your body and health, eventually years of sun exposure, age, and gravity will start to take their toll. When Pleasanton men and women visit Dr. Manios to discuss anti-aging solutions, one of the most popular non-surgical solutions is Botox. Botox has been around for over two decades and provides consistent results for patients. If you are experiencing signs of aging on your face, call Dr. Manios for a Botox consultation today. Because so many of Dr. Manios’ patients are health conscious, most of them want to know how quickly they can resume their regular exercise routine after having their Botox injections. That’s exactly what we’re going to discuss in this post.

Botox 101

Almost everyone in Pleasanton has at least heard of Botox, but a lot of people don’t know exactly what Botox can do to help their signs of aging. To give you a brief summary, Botox is an FDA-approved, highly-processed form of botulinum toxin. Dr. Manios uses Botox to provide his patients with improvement for fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and eyes. The type of wrinkles that Botox can help are referred to as dynamic wrinkles. This type of wrinkle is caused by the repetitive movement of facial muscles over the years – facial movements such as smiling, laughing, frowning, and furrowing the brows. In a matter of minutes, Dr. Manios can inject Botox into the nearby muscles of these wrinkles to prevent them from contracting and causing deeper and more pronounced lines and wrinkles.

So What About Exercising After Botox?

Botox is so popular among men and women in Pleasanton because there is no downtime after having a treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that there is no risk of minor side effects. Many of Dr. Manios’ patients experience mild bruising, swelling and redness around the injection areas after receiving Botox. But not to worry. These mild effects wear off within hours after receiving treatment. When it comes to exercising, Dr. Manios recommends his Botox patients avoid exercising for at least 24 hours after receiving their injections. The reason – exercising causes increased blood flow throughout the body. This could cause the Botox to move from its injection site. And if your exercise takes you outside, that’s all the more reason to take a day off. After receiving Botox, all Pleasanton residents should avoid sun exposure for the first 24 hours.

What About My Long-Term Plans For Exercise?

Dr. Manios is most concerned about the overall health of each of his patients, and because of this, he encourages everyone to engage in exercise regularly. Exercise enthusiasts will be happy to hear that there is nothing about exercising that affects the longevity of Botox. On average, Botox lasts 3 months, regardless of how much they exercise. The true marker of how long your Botox treatment will last depends on your genetic makeup and how much Botox was used.

Dr. Manios Can Help Get Rid Of Those Frustrating Signs Of Aging

Regardless of whether or not you exercise occasionally or hit the local Pleasanton gym hard 5 days a week, the longevity of your Botox will not be affected by exercise. Just make sure you follow Dr. Manios instructions and take a break for 24 hours. If you’re interested to find out how Botox can help bring back your youthfulness, call his office at 925 989 6560 today!
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