7 Things You Should Never Do After Getting Botox Filler Injections

7 Things You Should Never Do After Getting Botox Filler Injections

So you’ve decided to get botox filler injections. It’s a great decision! Botox is one of the most popular methods of facial rejuvenation, and science has proven that it can help you look younger and more refreshed.

But not everyone’s experience with botox is positive. In fact, if you’re not careful, you could end up with a host of unwanted side effects that will leave you feeling worse than before you had the procedure done in the first place.

We’ve put together a list of 7 things that you should never do after getting botox filler injections — especially when you want to ensure that your experience is as positive as possible.

1) Lying on Your Face

Lying flat on your face is one of the biggest no-nos after getting Botox filler injections. This is because it can cause the injected tissue to break down and disperse quicker than usual, making it less likely that you’ll see long-lasting results.

We know it’s tempting to lie down flat on your face as soon as you can after your treatment but try to resist this urge! Instead, we recommend sitting upright or reclining with pillows behind your head (you can even sleep like this if you don’t feel comfortable just sitting up). This position will allow your face to rest without putting pressure on the injected tissue and causing it to break down prematurely.

2) Avoid Strenuous Exercise

Exercise is a great way to keep your body in shape and your muscles strong. But if you’ve had Botox filler injections, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise for at least two weeks.

Strenuous exercise can cause the Botox to spread into areas of your face where you don’t want it to go, or even cause it to leak out of your skin altogether.

When you’re starting an exercise routine after receiving Botox injectable treatment, choose a low-impact activity that allows for gentle stretching and movement. This will help keep your muscles loose so they don’t become too tight around the injected area, which can lead to muscle spasms and headaches.

After two weeks, you can resume more intense workouts as long as they don’t involve heavy lifting or jogging with high impact on hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt (these surfaces can cause bruising).

3) Rubbing Your Face

If you’re like most people, you’ll want to touch your face immediately after getting Botox injections. You may also want to rub your face, as many people claim that this helps make their skin feel less tight. However, these actions can actually do more harm than good!

Tightening the muscles in your face can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles—which is the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve with Botox injections.

In addition, if you rub your face too much, it can actually cause bruising or other damage to the skin. So instead of doing any kind of massaging or rubbing after getting Botox injections, try leaving them alone until they’ve fully absorbed into your skin!

4) Please Avoid Wine

What is life without wine?

Well, it’s a lot more fun when you’re not spending it with a swollen face and eyes that are barely open. When you have Botox injections, your face will be tight as a drum for about three weeks. You should definitely take care of your body during this time—that means following doctor’s orders, taking all medications as prescribed, and staying away from alcohol.

But don’t let the lack of wine keep you from enjoying life! If you’re in the mood for a glass or two, just make sure to stick to non-alcoholic drinks like beer or wine coolers—and remember that even those can still cause some swelling. If you want to be extra cautious, avoid alcohol altogether until after your treatment has fully worn off (which could take up to four weeks).

5) Skip Washing Your Face

That’s right. You read that correctly. You should never skip washing your face after botox filler injections. The reason for this is simple: it’s not just about looking good, but also about keeping yourself healthy. After all, if you don’t wash the product out of your skin, what happens?

Worst case scenario: the product gets absorbed into your bloodstream and makes you sick (or even kills you). But even if that doesn’t happen, it can still cause problems—especially if you have allergies or a weakened immune system. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with proper hygiene practices after having any type of injectable treatment done on your face!

6) Don’t Take Blood Thinners, Pain Killers or Aspirin

While it may seem like a good idea to take blood thinners or painkillers after getting Botox filler injections, this is not actually recommended. The reason for this is that these medications can cause Botox to spread more quickly than it would otherwise. This will mean that your results will be shorter-lived, and you may find that you need to get additional injections sooner than you would otherwise have needed them.

Aspirin is also something that should be avoided after getting Botox filler injections because it can cause bruising at the injection site. This will mean that you will have unsightly bruising for several days after receiving the treatment and this may deter people from having Botox treatments in the future.

7) Avoid Heat and Sun

You’ve probably heard that you should avoid heat and sun after you get a Botox injection. But why?

The reason is that heat can cause your botulinum toxin to break down. So once it’s in your system, you want to make sure you’re protecting it from things like heat and light.

When you go outside, especially in the summer months when temperatures are at their highest, you should always wear sunscreen on your face. Not only will this help protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but it will also keep the Botox in your face from breaking down!

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Theresa Renee Arriaga, DNP, FNP, APRN-BC


Theresa Renee Arriaga, DNP, FNP, APRN-BC, is a registered nurse with 16 years of experience in the ER, ICU, Recovery Room, Agency, Travel, Flight nursing, and as a Nursing Instructor. Renee graduated with honors from Houston Baptist University in 2004, as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and has been loved by her Plastic Surgery/Aesthetics patients for the last 15 years. In October of 2019, she graduated with honors from the Doctor of Nursing program at Chamberlain University. Dr. Renee uses her professional knowledge, as well as her extensive hospital nursing experience, excellent aesthetics skills, and, above all, honesty, to benefit her patients when creating their individual aesthetic treatment plans. Her personal philosophy is to “treat others with love and respect while encouraging them to reach their highest potential.” She carries out this worldview, not only everyday with her patients, but also for those she encounters on her various missions trips across the world. Whether it’s when she hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, ministered to Cambodians on the shores of Vietnam, or helped to fix water wells in Malawi, it is her heart to share Jesus’ love with everyone she meets. Overall, she is an aesthetic artist who demonstrates proficient understanding regarding how to teach and administer Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Hyaluronic Acid gel fillers, Radiesse, Sculptra, and has a special love for teaching and administering PDO threads.

Bianca Ruiz

Bianca Ruiz, RN, BSN

Nurse Injector Specialist

Bianca Ruiz, RN, BSN is our Nurse Injector Specialist. She’s passionate about providing excellent service in the area of aesthetic injectables. She has over fourteen (14) years experience in the aesthetic field, and has spent the last five (5) years enhancing her skills by working as a nurse injector for some of Houston’s most distinguished plastic surgeons. 

Since the beginning of her undergraduate studies, Bianca knew that her calling was to enrich the lives of others by helping them tap into their most beautiful self. One of the things that sets Bianca apart from other nurse injectors, is her unique attention to detail and her focus on each patients’ particular aesthetic desire.

As a very young girl, Bianca was always attentive to her own look and style. Her colleagues are astounded at how gracefully she moves in her high heels from patient to patient without missing a beat. She maintains an impeccable appearance, the combination of her poise and compassion leaves a lasting impression on those around her.

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Grace Barrientez

Licensed Aesthetician

Worked for corporate America for 10yrs+ before deciding to change careers to pursue her passion in skincare. Graduated from The Aveda Institute in 2018, Laser Hair Removal Certified, certified in multiple advanced treatments, and customer service driven. Educating clients on a daily skin care regimen and their skin is her favorite part of her time with clients.

Dr. Gregg M. Reger, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Gregg Reger, M.D., is the Medical Director of NUVO Cosmedispa. He currently runs The Vein and Skin Specialists, which he founded in 2005. His primary practice is located in The Woodlands, Texas. With over 20 years of experience, his practice includes the evaluation and treatment of veins and skin disorders.

He graduated from the University of Texas, Medical Branch  (UTMB) in Galveston, and he is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and the Texas Medical Society. Also a member of the American Medical Association, and Diplomat of the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Reger’s background includes 3 years of medical research at M.D. Anderson Center in Houston, genetic studies at the Mayo College of Medicine, in  Rochester MN, an internship in Pathology at UTMB and development of rapid hemoglobin analysis by capillary electrophoresis for Hellana Labs in Beaumont Texas.