Juvederm and alcohol

Hi Dr Irwin, I have purchased your book - I have been a fan of yours ever since. I recently had juvederm injections under the eyes. Seventy two hours later I drank alcohol - four glasses of wine. I drink alcohol very infrequently and usually limit my consumption to no more than two glasses of wine. I become very dehydrated after drinking alcohol - which is why, amongst other reasons, I usually don’t consume more than two glasses of wine. Would this effect the operation of the juvederm? Or is the precaution about alcohol consumption related to bruising? I was advised to not drink alcohol for at least twenty four hours after treatment.

I’m assuming you had a nice result because you didn’t mention any problems with the Juvederm after drinking the alcohol!   72 hours later, that wine really shouldn’t affect the Juvederm at all.   The reason we often say no alcohol for 24 hours after is that it could increase the slight immediate swelling most patients get and it might increase your bruising a little. 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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