• March 15, 2018

What They Don’t Tell You About Alcohol and Cosmetic Injectables

Alcohol and Cosmetic Injectables

Thinking about getting Botox or fillers before a big event? You may want to wait unless you are willing to skip the booze.


While Botox and fillers are incredibly safe, they can come along with side effects that alcohol can worsen. If you have an appointment to get injectables, staying away from alcohol for at least 48-72 hours before, can be a clever idea to lessen the effects of swelling, bleeding and bruising.


Alcohol is one of the most significant factors for more than average bleeding during your injectables appointment. Alcohol is a substance that is known to thin the blood, and the blood vessels can become enlarged after having a few drinks – even days after drinking. During treatment, more blood, bruising and swelling may appear if you recently indulged.


Not just alcohol should be avoided, but also other substances that are known to thin the blood. For example, any brands of aspirin or vitamin E should also be avoided 48-72 hours before and after an injectables appointment to prevent extra unwanted side effects. Exercising or using a sauna on the same day as your treatment should also be avoided because they can cause the blood vessels to dilate and increase side effects.


It is essential to follow these rules if you want to have less downtime after your treatment. If you have an appointment for fillers in delicate areas such as the lips or under eyes, you can leave with noticeable bruising or swelling, that can be extremely irritating if you need to return to your regular schedule. Be prepared to wait days for the bruises to subside.


Now that you know the impacts of drinking before the treatment, it is also important to know the effects of drinking after injectables. Most people like to receive injectables before a big event so they can look their finest. Many don’t know that drinking after receiving injectables can decrease their desired results.


Although one drink most likely will not completely eradicate injectables, going overboard with drinking can cause Botox or fillers to diminish and also make side effects appear, even after treatment is done.


Furthermore, alcohol can extremely dehydrate your body if you are overindulging. Being dehydrated can cause the injectables to decrease, intensify side effects, and leave you upset with the results. It is suggested you avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours after receiving injectables.


Botox and fillers are an incredible treatment for those looking for a younger, plumper and overall rejuvenated appearance. Side effects of injectables can be less than none if you follow the doctors’ orders and skip the extra glass of pinot at dinner!

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