Can You Drink After Botox, and if So, What Fluids?

David Cuthbertson, MD

A group of friends clinks their drinks together at a restaurant after learning you can drink after botox.

In 2021, more than 3.6 million Americans received a Botox or similar treatment, making it the number one non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S. As such, plenty of people have questions about what you can and can’t do after you get Botox.

For instance, can you drink after Botox, or will you have to forego that glass of wine with dinner?

The simple answer? Yes, you can drink after Botox, with a small caveat. Below, we’ll cover details so you can feel confident in your decisions after treatment.

Can You Drink Alcohol After a Botox Treatment?

Generally, drinking alcohol in moderation is okay after getting a Botox treatment. There is no direct interaction between Botox and alcohol that poses any medical risk.

That said, some people do experience a little bruising after a Botox treatment, and alcohol could potentially make that worse. As a vasodilator, alcohol relaxes and widens your blood vessels, which can increase bruising.

If you’re aware of this risk and are okay with it, you can drink alcohol after getting Botox.

Infographic: Can You Drink After Botox, and if So, What Fluids?

Is There Anything You Shouldn’t Drink After Botox?

No liquids are completely off-limits after getting Botox. In fact, it’s best to drink plenty of fluids afterward, which can be helpful if you get a mild Botox headache.

Water is always an excellent choice, but if you prefer drinks with electrolytes in them, like Gatorade or Powerade, these are great options as well. 

The only thing you might want to watch is your caffeine intake. Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning it makes you urinate more frequently and can be dehydrating. To keep you and you skin well hydrated, you might want to limit your consumption of overly-caffeinated beverages like Monster energy drinks or triple espressos.

Otherwise, beverages containing other ingredients — like dairy, fruit, or tea — are okay to drink after Botox.

Can You Drink After Botox? Final Thoughts

If you do a quick Google search for “Can you drink after Botox?” you’ll find plenty of results with very strict suggestions. We prefer to take a more practical and realistic approach.

Here are the points that actually matter:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Stick to moderate caffeine intake.
  • Stick to moderate alcohol intake.

That’s it. Our advice is to continue living and enjoying your life — just don’t go overboard, especially if you want to avoid bruising and headaches.


Disclaimer: The content on this website is written and/or reviewed by a qualified medical doctor and great care is taken to provide accurate general information. However, it is for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as a substitute for medical advice from your own physician who is familiar with the details of your medical history. Always consult your doctor regarding health concerns before deciding any course of medical action.