Why no exercising for 24 to 48 hours after Juvederm or other fillers?
It because for the first few days especially and even up to a week, the filler is “maturing” in the skin meaning that it is absorbing water from your own tissue and adjusting on it’s own to the natural muscle action in your face – all good. Exercise may cause that process to happen faster and the gel can expand more quickly and break blood vessels in the process.
So the reason is mainly an increased risk of bruising. I suppose if you were doing something where you were lying on your face (pillows are fine) you could also move the filler, so massage for the first week isn’t a good idea either. Common sense is good here.
Hope this helps, Dr. I