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About Botulinum Toxin Type A Injectables

There is no doubt that botulinum toxin type A injectables are in demand. For more than a decade, these injectables have been a popular option to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Why? The top reasons are that they work quickly, and the injection procedure is pretty quick and painless. Another reason is that the recovery time is minimal.

But, there are a few things you need to know before your injectable appointment. One of those things is that you should ease back into your workout routine. Innovations Medical offers patients powerful anti-aging benefits with the botulinum toxin type A injection Xeomin.

What Are Botulinum Toxin Type A Injectables?

Botulinum toxin type A injectables are neurotoxic proteins produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. While the word “neurotoxic” may make you a little apprehensive, these products are completely safe for cosmetic treatments.

What Do They Do?

Botulinum toxin type A injections work by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles to stop the development of wrinkles, lines, and creases.

Why Do You Need to Wait to Work Out After Injections?

The main reason you should skip your workout for a few days after getting Botox injections is that exercise increases blood circulation. Increased blood circulation could mean that the injectable you just received is carried away to another part of your body, leaving you with less than ideal results.

When these injectables are carried to another body area, they can cause temporary paralysis.

Exercising after your endotoxin injections can also increase your chance of bruising and swelling, too.

We recommend that you wait at least 48 hours after getting endotoxin injections or other types of injection before getting back to the gym.

Is Yoga OK?

We love yoga as much as you do, but it is best to wait until a few days after your injections to get back on the mat. Why? For the same reasons you should wait to exercise: Yoga increases blood flow, and poses such as a downward-facing dog can cause your injectable to move. In fact, we recommend that you stay upright for at least four hours after your injections.

Are you looking for endotoxin treatment, dermal fillers or other skin-rejuvenating services? Call Innovations Medical at 214-643-8665 to schedule an appointment.