We all know that Botox has been used as a cosmetic treatment for a long time now and is a very safe way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
But, what about the recovery experience – will it be smoother if you avoid alcohol for a few days after? Can I drink alcohol after Botox?
You may want a glass of wine to relax after a day of pampering, but give it at least a day before you pop open a bottle to celebrate your beautiful face. Waiting at least a day or two before drinking after a treatment is a good idea, because alcohol has blood thinning properties that can make your skin at the injection site more prone to bruising and swelling. Alcohol also affects your skin, drying it out, and this can make your recovery more difficult and lengthy.
Another reason to avoid drinking after getting a Botox treatment is that you may feel slightly dizzy. Not drinking makes it easier to identify that sensation as being related to your treatment rather than the result of a mojito.
It’s ideal to wait at least two days after your procedure to drink alcohol. You may want to wait a bit longer to shake the cocktail shaker, depending on how you and your skin are feeling.
Avoid taking any blood-thinning medications after your treatment and consult with your injector about other health considerations. You should also avoid putting on makeup and going out in the sun. Luckily, recovery from Botox is a pretty easy process. So, other than avoiding these things, you can get up and go about your life however you wish to after injections.
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