Wrinkles are a natural sign of ageing that appear as folds or creases in the human skin. The skin of every human gets thin and loose over time and becomes comparatively severe to damage from sunlight, smoking, medications, and other concerning factors. Nobody likes wrinkles on his/her face and thus we have numerous wrinkle treatment options including dermal fillers or Botox. There are several medications and creams for basic wrinkles, while plastic surgery, Botox and dermal fillers are most commonly used for deeper creases. The injectable dermal fillers and Botox can provide noticeable results that can last from four months to more than a year, but you have to avoid alcohol consumption and heavy exercise as well as follow a few other precautions.
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They can fill hollows, creases and wrinkles, but the patient has to stick to the instructions by the cosmetic dermatologist to minimize any unnecessary side effects. During these cosmetic treatments, one has to avoid alcohol, medications, sauna and intense exercise for fast recovery without any side effects. Most of the physicians recommend their clients to follow these post-treatment instructions. Alcohol consumption is considered a crucial factor that can maximize chances of bruising, swelling, and bumps in skin however; there is no clinical proof till date. Following are some of the side effects of consuming Alcohol after Botox or filler treatment:
- One of the potential side effects of Botox is dizziness and drowsiness that worsens even more with alcohol consumption.
- Alcohol consumption increases size of blood vessels, resulting in unnecessary swelling of your body.
- Alcohol dehydrates the skin, and thus becomes more likely to wrinkle. Dehydration also causes fluid retention that might cause swelling and bloating.
- Alcohol consumption after Botox or filler treatment can thin the blood or cause the blood vessels to dilate which could cause late healing of wounds from injections.
For these reasons, it is recommended not to consume alcohol after getting Botox injections until you know the exact reaction on your body. If one can’t spare a single day, he/she should drink in moderation after consulting a skin doctor.
Although, Botox and dermal fillers are considered safe, they do have side effects. As both of them are delivered by injections, they can create bruising or other skin problems if not taken care of properly. Despite using small needles, there can be mild swelling and bruising issues at the entry points of injections. The intensity and duration of side effects from filler or Botox depends on the physician’s expertise and individual healing characteristics. Usually, these effects disappear within one to two weeks after the treatment.
While having such a cosmetic treatment, it is recommended to avoid alcohol and use sunscreen daily to preserve the filler, prevent post-inflammatory pigment changes and get good results within time. As a whole, it is always recommended to consult the practitioner whether or not use alcohol before and after Botox injections. As no two individuals are same, the side effects of Botox and filler treatment also have varied effects on different people. As a result, no one can consult you better than your doctor. It doesn’t matter that you’re a big alcoholic as a veteran cosmetic dermatologist will always provide you the best suggestion depending on your physical conditions.