When can one consume alcohol after getting botox and restylane filler? (photo)

I'm 35 years old female and I got botox in my forehead and restylane filler in my laugh lines on Wednesday afternoon. Will I be able to go out on the weekend and consume alcohol (Vodka)?

Doctor Answers 10

Botox after care

Thank you for your question. I typically focus my aftercare on restricting activities that make you hot, sweaty or flushed: Examples include strenuous activities, alcohol, saunas, hot baths, etc… This will increase your chance of bruising. If no bruising, by the next day, the you should be good to go. If there is, then I recommend another day to make sure the bruise is not getting worse. I am not as worried about the not laying down after four hours.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Alcohol increases bruising

Alcohol consumption can increase your risk of bruising and swelling. Generally, I'd avoid alcohol consumption for 48 hours post-treatment… and for three days to really be on the safe side. Try not to drink excessive amounts and avoid drinking directly from bottles (to avoid the filler moving around from suction).

Yannis Alexandrides, MD
London Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Alcohol

There isn't a real contraindication to consuming alcohol after receiving Botox or fillers.  With that said, it can increase your risk of bruising, so you may want to abstain from any alcohol for at least 24hrs to help reduce your chances of bruising.  

Ben Brown, MD
Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Alcohol after fillers and Botox

Bruising can get worse if you drink alcohol so soon after your treatment. You may want to wait a couple of days, or longer if you have excessive bruising. However, if you're fine, then it should be okay.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Botox and Alcohol

Generally, it is not a problem to consume alcohol after receiving Botox, Restylane or any filler. I suggest you speak directly with your treatment provider to see if they have any restrictions.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Alcohol after Botox and Fillers

There is no real contraindication to having alcohol after Botox and fillers. It is generally discouraged a little because it thins your blood and increases the chance of a bruise, which is really only a concern with fillers, and rarely an issue with Botox. That said, I recommend no alcohol the same day to minimize any chance of a bruise and/or reduce the duration of a bruise. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Alcohol after fillers or Botox

I don't give any restrictions on alcohol after injections. There are no issues with it, so be safe and have a good time. 

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Alcohol after botox/filler

There is no contraindication to consuming alcohol following a Botox and filler procedure. I advise my patients to wait 24 hours after filler to consume alcohol since this may increase the potential for bruising. I do not restrict alcohol consumption after Botox. Please consult your treating physician for their recommendations. Best wishes. 

Kristin Baird, MD
Longmont Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

When can alcohol be consumed after getting Botox and Restylane?

Different doctors may have different rules as to when they allow patients to have alcohol after treatments like Botox and Restylane, so it is best to check with your injector.  Personally, I do not restrict patients from having alcohol immediately after Botox and Restylane treatments.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

When can one consume alcohol after getting botox and restylane filler? (photo)

Doctors have differing opinions regarding alcohol use after Botox injections. Check with your treating plastic surgeon for his or her advice. 

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

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