There is NO guarantee that you won’t bruise from cosmetic injections, but these bruises don’t last forever, they usually resolve within a few days amd almost always within 2 weeks!
We will never promise that you will not bruise, because there is no guarantee that you won’t. Even if you followed all the rules religiously bruising can still happen.
In this post we have come up with some great tips and tricks to avoid bruising post injection!
A bruise can be described as a hematoma. A hematoma occurs when small blood vessels break, and the content of these blood vessels permeate the soft tissue beneath the skin. Bruising occurs most regularly on your upper lip, under the eyes and in the tear troughs.
How do you coordinate the time you get a treatment so that you can best prepare for the possibility of bruising?
Lots of patients come in for injections and the first words out of their mouth are: “Don’t bruise me. I have an event tomorrow,” or my personal favorite, “I didn’t bruise with my other injector!” Faces, just like people, can be unpredictable. You could have injections 20 times without any bruising, but on injection 21 you could obtain a massive bruise. We just never know.
Our advice to anyone is to try filler and Botox when you don’t have a major life event within the next six months. See how you like the injections, because they may not be for you and you certainly don’t want to work this out too close to any huge event, especially for a wedding!
What tips and tricks can you eat, use, and do PRIOR to a treatment as to avoid any bruising?
We do everything to help prevent and avoid bruising, including the application of ice, pacing the injection, and how we hold pressure post injection. There are also things you can do prior to any Botox or filler injection that will help as well. Here is a quick list you can refer to prior to treatment:
- One week prior to injections avoid the following medications/supplements: aspirin, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen), St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E, Multivitamins.
- Start taking Arnica tablets 5 days prior to injection. And use arnica gel or cream after your injection.
- No alcohol consumption 2 days prior to injections sorry 😏
- If you do swell an antihistamine such as piriton is great, you will swell more in the morning time and this usually goes down after an hour or two.
- Use your ice pack! We will give you an ice pack to take home and you ca keep this in the freezer and apply if you feel like your swelling a little.
- Always remember that slight swelling and bruising is normal but extreme swelling and pain needs assessment! we are always here to reassure and assess if you are concerned even if you have had not your filler done elsewhere. Call us at the clinic or contact via Facebook or instagram out of hours!