Question: Can I Lie Down After Botox Injections?
After your Botox procedure, it’s highly recommended that you avoid lying down for at least four hours. Ideally, you should wait closer to six hours before sleeping, but four hours is still plenty of time.
The most vital thing to keep in mind is that your botox injections need to settle. You don’t want to poke or prod at them, as this can cause the botox to shift and attach to different muscles in your face. If this happens, it can alter the effect the botox has and can change how you look.
Lying down after a botox injection isn’t the worst thing to worry about. In fact, as long as you don’t hang upside down or rub at your face aggressively, your botox injection should remain in place. If you want to be on the safe side, though, wait four hours before lying down.
Do I Need to Sleep in a Certain Position?
No, you don’t have to. If you can wait at least four hours, you won’t have to worry about sleeping in any position. Your Botox injection will have had plenty of time to settle in, and sleeping won’t disrupt it.
You won’t want to rub your face into your pillow aggressively, but you’re good to sleep however you want four hours after the procedure.
Some people like to sleep on their backs and not lay on their stomachs or sides, so you can follow these general tips if you’d like since these positions tend not to put pressure on your face.
What Should I Actively Avoid?
There are indeed some things you should avoid after a botox injection. Fortunately, sleep isn’t one of them. While you’ll be able to lie down or sleep however and whenever you want (after four hours), there are some other activities that you should definitely avoid.
1. Excessive Heat
For at least 48 hours after your botox injection, you should avoid excessive heat. This includes tanning beds, saunas, extreme weather, and even alcohol. Alcohol can increase your body temperature, which can sometimes have an adverse effect on your botox. You should also avoid vigorous workouts.
There’s a chance that your face feels a bit sore or starts to ache after the procedure. Be careful not to rub or massage the area, though, as this can cause the botox to shift. Also, pay attention when washing and moisturizing your face so as not to move the botox. You should also avoid facial massages, rollers, and pulse devices.
When it comes to anti-aging technology, nothing works better than botox. Ultimately, there’s no evidence proving that lying down too soon after your botox injection will have adverse effects. We don’t recommend it but if you accidentally do, don’t get over-anxious about it.
For any further questions you have, contact us, and we’ll be happy to give you a much more personalized and accurate answer.
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Brittany Lane White, a board-certified family nurse practitioner from Lakeland, Florida, holds a nursing degree from Florida State University. With six years of experience in medical and trauma/surgical ICU in Tampa, she pursued a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Tampa. Her passion for aesthetic medicine grew during her master’s training. In Los Angeles, she completed clinical and injection specialist training at a top 25 Allergan account. Brittany focuses on a natural approach to facial aesthetics, emphasizing confidence and refreshment, not an artificial appearance. Beyond work, she enjoys spinning, travel, reading, and beach weekends with her husband, Brian, and two children, Georgina (Georgie) and Westley.