We all know about the importance of exercising constantly. This is because their practice produces improvements, not only aesthetic, but also conditioning for the practitioner. Experts recommend at least one walk a day, as this increases the production of endorphins, decreases muscle tension and lowers the stress hormone.
And, in this search for the best version, sometimes people resort to plastic surgery or aesthetic procedures to change what they are not satisfied with. And at the same time, they don’t interrupt their exercises to keep their bodies in shape.
But those who practice physical activity know that the more intense the activity, the more grimaces are made to be able to complete it. So a question arises: can physical activity affect the durability of botox?
Physical activity and Botox
“It is true that those who do intense physical activity may, not necessarily will, have a reduction in some procedures. Botulinum toxin, botox, is related to the more you exercise some muscles where we apply it. For example, the bravo muscles, between the eyebrows, the more you exercise them, the faster they move again. But the main factor in the duration of botulinum toxin with intense exercise is the decrease in the percentage of fat. When it decreases, it is usually accompanied by an increase in muscle contraction earlier after the botulinum toxin”, says dermatologist Daniel Coimbra.
So, we see that Botox will last depending on whether the region is moved or not. So, looking at the whole, physical exercise doesn’t tend to influence much. The dermatologist also answers if there is any activity that is considered better for those people who have undergone any aesthetic procedure.
“Regarding fillers, if you do Botox in areas where there is a lot of muscle activity, such as the chin and mouth, it has a shorter duration. Areas with poor mobility of the face, such as the nose, upper cheek, dark circles, and other areas tend to last longer. I don’t believe that physical exercise in the body influences that. What happens is, when the filling will replace a volume that was lost on the face due to age, when you decrease the percentage of fat due to intense exercise, you lose the facial fat itself, which makes you look more tired and look tired. that lost volume in the face”, he explained.
“Appearance of loss of volume on the face makes it look as if it has lost botox filler, but if you are going to perform an ultrasound, the filler is probably there. What happens is the loss of the facial fat itself due to intense exercise, and the patient may need larger amounts of filler. I recommend activities with little impact. So, high impact activities like running, I believe are related to a greater loss of face volume and perhaps (studies have not yet proven this) there may be an increase in facial sagging. Activities with strenuous exercise or that require a lot of effort from the patient should be done a maximum of 3 times a week.
Regarding the durability of botox, Daniel said that it varies between four and six months. “Normally, I recommend that patients apply from 4 to 6 months depending on the needs of each one, how much that muscle is being recruited, how much it will be moving, how much lines are on the skin, if the patient is looking tired. But there is no rule”, he concluded,