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Are Fillers Safe for Patients on Blood Thinners?

Can people who are on blood thinners use fillers on their face?

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Fillers are safe in patients on blood thinners

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Patients on blood thinners have a higher incidence of bruising after procedures and fillers are no exception. When consulting patients on blood thinners, I warn them that they are at a higher risk for bruising and that the bruising can be more extensive and last longer due to the medication. For patients on coumadin, making sure that their routine blood testing (INR) is normal is a good idea. Evolence, which has a lower incidence of bruising than hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm), may be a preferred option to try to keep bruising to a minimum.

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