Bruising and swelling are common side effects of lip injections and can last for approx 2 weeks. You will want to avoid ASA product, ibuprofen and alcohol up to 10 days before lip injections to reduce bruising. You can take arnica montana tablets or traumeel to help.
Give it a full two weeks to resolve, some patients are my senanstive to having their lips done, but I can assure once the swelling and bruising settles you will have a beautful result
Bruising after injection of the various fillers can occur. This typically resolves in a few days. Arnica montana might be helpful in speeding the resolution of your bruising. We ask patients to hold any medications that cause bruising 2 weeks prior to the injection (aspirin, Vit E, fish oil, ibuprofen, etc) to minimize this occurrence.
It is not normal, but it is possible, to have bruising and/or swelling after any injection to the lips. Normally, these issues will resolve within a few days to a week or so. You could try using ice intermittently to help bring down the swelling a bit faster.
Bruising after any injection is possible and usually in the 1-3% range. If it does occur, V Beam Laser is an excellent treatment to help is go away very quickly. Check with your injector if they have this laser or can recommend someone that does. However, your bruising looks like it is contained to your lips and not spreading to your skin.
Yes, it is possible to get that much or more bruising with lip filler. Though, as the physician we would like to try and minimize your bruising, so healing is faster and less painful. Some things that help reduce bruising are to avoid taking blood thinners for a week before your procedure (ibuprofen, ASA, garlic supplements, vitamin E, and fish oil), applying an anti-bruise post-procedure cream like Dermend (available over the counter) or arnica cream. If the doctor injects the filler with fewer needle sticks or with use of a cannula there is less bruising. You can request that next time.