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How to Avoid Bruising with Fillers

When you get cosmetic injectable like Juvederm, swelling, lumps, and bumps can occur. However, your pre-treatment and post-treatment actions are likely to cause more harm to these effects. To help you avoid unnecessary bruising, the first step is to follow our doctor’s advice. And don’t hesitate to ask any question you have prior the injection day.

It doesn’t go without mentioning that even the best dermatologists can give you a red spot, a temporary bump or a bruise. For this reason, to avoid serious post-treatment effects, go with the best injector in your area. Nevertheless, no matter the injector you choose, avoid any important work for 2-6 days. If you easily bruise, you may require up to 14 days healing. Although the good this is that most bruises can be covered by make-ups. But, if you have an important occasion like a wedding, let the fillers be done 4 weeks prior your big day because some bruises can last up to 14-days.

To Avoid Bruising with Fillers before Treatment

The results of your injection will depend on how you will communicate with your doctor on what you expect after the treatment. The treatment will be satisfactory if you are realistic and clear.

  • Before treatment, discontinue any medication 7-days prior the injection. Although some may be required for one or two reasons discuss this with your doctor. The reason to stop the medication is because they will make your blood cells clot. As a result, you will encounter bruising.
  • Try to eat pineapples 2-3 days prior the injection day. Bromelain supplements or pineapple extract is not advised as it has severe side effects.
  • Don’t eat garlic 1-2 days before injection
  • Stop boozing alcohol for a minimum of 3 days before injection

During Treatment

  • Some dermatologists are rough in their injection technique. A soft and smooth injection will help prevent bruising
  • If your doctor applies a numbing cream 30 minutes before injection, it will help prevent bruising. Besides, you will feel more comfortable during treatment. Ask your doctor if he/she will apply a numbing cream.
  • Ask for an ice bag to apply after treatment
  • A good doctor will tell you if you are likely to have bruising after treatment or not basing on the experience he/she has.

After Treatment

Swelling, redness, bruising, itching, tenderness, discoloration of the injection site are the commonly related injection reactions you are likely to encounter. Personal healing characters and treatment aggressiveness are likely to determine the duration of your filler. In most cases, it takes up to two weeks.

  • Don’t take alcohol 24 hours after the treatment
  • Avoid rubbing, squeezing or massaging the treated area as this could change the results.
  • No exercises for 28-48 hours after the injection. Keep your heart rate below 100. Do not do any yoga inversions or hot yoga.
  • Frequent use of sunscreen is vital
  • Avoid excess sun or heat until when the initial swelling and redness have been resolved

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