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Can I Smoke Pot 2 Days After Juvaderm Injections?

Two days ago I went to get my first Juvaderm injections in my lips. I've been icing like I'm supposed to but my friends are having a get together and I was wondering if smoking Marijuana would be harmful to my new lips? Could it potentially cause brusing and or swelling? Also, if I am not a regular smoker, would smoking pot have a negative impact on the longevity of the Juvaderm? Thanks!

Doctor Answers (10)

Pot Can Be Smoked if Legal


Pot will not have a long term outcome of the results of your Juvederm.  The only issue I can see you getting into is with the law.....

Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pass That Syringe of Juvederm Mahnaan...Does Smoking Pot Affect Juvederm in the Lips?


Hi Lolita,

Smoking marijuana will be no more harmful to the Juvederm in your lips as will  be to the rest of your body.  The only way that it could possibly cause potential bruising and swelling is if you bite your lip too many times because of the muchies.  The fact that you are not a regular smoker will not have a negative effect on the longevity of the Juvederm in your lips, but you may be susceptable to "freaking out" about your new lips, particularly if your more experienced friends make you feel a little paranoid, but they wouldn't do that while they were high, would they?

Enjoy your new lips.  Pass that syringe of Juvederm.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking after Juvederm injection


There isn't any relation with smoking to your filler injection aside from maybe delaying the healing (bruising/swelling) although in the long run it can be an issue to your health.

Best regards, 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Smoking will not have an effect on your Juvederm injections in the lip. Nevertheless, smoking in general can cause fine wrinkle formation in the lips.

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Marijuana and Juvederm are unlikely to interact


There is no reason to believe marijuana would have any specific effect on Juvederm, or the bruising and swelling that follows Juvederm injection.

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There isn't any testing on marijuana and any cosmetic products, for obvious reasons, so I can't say if it will affect the longevity of the Juvederm. It will not make you more prone to swelling or bruising though.

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As physician I do not condone smoking marijuana however there is not evidence that it can harm your juvederm injection or cause bruising or swelling post treatment.

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