Maybe you are a little nervous before getting your first Botox treatment and are hoping a drink will calm your nerves. Or, maybe you’re planning a boozy brunch before your twentieth Botox appointment.
Whatever the reason you would like a drink, you need to know – is it okay to drink alcohol before Botox?
Alcohol has blood-thinning properties that can make you more vulnerable to bruising and swelling at your injection site. Leave the corkscrew in the drawer for at least a week before your treatment, so that your skin will be outing-ready as soon as possible after your treatment.
The main goal of Botox is to make your skin look rejuvenated and youthful, but alcohol before a treatment can dry out the skin and make those desired results harder to achieve. Instead of martinis, drink a lot of water for the week before your treatment.
Consider saving it for at least two days after your Botox appointment. While nothing terrible will happen to you if you don’t, it’s best to wait for optimal results.
Just like many other medical procedures you should avoid medications that can thin blood such as aspirin. The blood-thinning properties of these medications can increase the likelihood of bruising just like alcohol. Make sure to consult with your doctor about any health concerns or medications you may be taking before you get Botox.
For the same reasons that you should avoid popping the champagne before your treatment, you should also avoid drinking after Botox for at least two days post-treatment. You may wish to extend this depending on how you feel.
At Generations Medical Aesthetics, we are experts at minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with cosmetic Botox. So, contact us today at 703-439-1104 for the absolute best Botox results in Reston, and kiss facial lines goodbye!
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