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Can you drink alcohol after getting fillers?

Fillers are injected beneath the skin to help with wrinkles and sagging. They work by adding volume back into your skin, but you may wonder if it's okay to drink alcohol after fillers. The short answer is yes, you can drink alcohol after fillers but you should know about some important risks.

The short answer: yes.

While we're talking about fillers, it's important to note that there are two types: hyaluronic acid (HA), an artificial version of a natural substance in the body that helps keep skin moisturized; and collagen, a protein found in connective tissue.

In short: yes, you can drink alcohol after getting fillers—but your doctor may advise against it if you are concerned about pain or swelling. We recommend asking your physician before drinking alcohol after getting ha filler injections or any other cosmetic procedure.

How fillers are administered

Filler injections can be administered in a number of ways. Fillers are injected into the face, lips, cheeks and nose. They are also often used to fill in hollows in the neck and chin area as well as around the jawline. Fillers have also been used to augment areas around the eyes like tear troughs or crow's feet.

Injections are delivered via several methods:

  • A needle can be used for certain facial regions such as lips and cheeks. However, for other areas such as under the eyes or on top of your forehead (where there is little fat), a cannula (tubing) is more appropriate because it allows for more precision when injecting filler into those tight spaces where there isn't much room for error if you miss your mark!

  • Some patients prefer that their injector use both needles and cannulas so that they get more control over how much product goes where they want it while still having access to options if something unexpected happens along the way (i

Side effects of fillers

Fillers are a popular treatment for men and women who want to look younger and healthy, but sometimes, the swelling and tenderness associated with these injections can make it difficult to drink alcohol after a filler treatment. In most cases, you should avoid drinking alcohol for at least one week after getting fillers in your face to prevent bleeding from happening.

What happens when you drink alcohol after fillers?

Alcohol is a vasodilator, meaning it causes your blood vessels to expand. This can lead to more swelling than usual. When you’re drinking alcohol, your body also has higher blood pressure than normal, which can lead to even more swelling.

If you are going to drink after your fillers treatment, make sure you take care of yourself after the procedure by:

  • Drinking lots of water before and after getting up

  • Not lying down right away (1 hour)

  • Avoiding any food or drinks that might irritate the area

It's safe to drink alcohol after fillers, but be aware it might cause extra swelling and tenderness.

While your filler will most likely be fine to drink, you may notice increased swelling and tenderness after alcohol. Alcohol is a diuretic (a substance that increases urination), so it can make you dehydrated. While this won’t harm the results of your filler treatment, it will cause an increase in swelling and tenderness for a few days post-treatment.

In addition to being a diuretic, alcohol also causes inflammation in the body due to its inflammatory properties. This means that if you drink too much alcohol after getting fillers, it could lead to more inflammation than usual—and this can cause even more discomfort than just dehydration does!


In conclusion, it’s safe to drink alcohol after fillers but you have to be careful because the alcohol can cause more swelling in your face.

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