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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by MV in NYC in NY
It is difficult to predict bruising, as it is very individualized. You can reduce the risk by discontinuing aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and fish oil for 2 weeks prior. The doctor may vary the technique and number of injections to reduce the risk, as well. The use of Prevedem topically and Arnica orally before may help. (Check with your doctor first). There are new products being evaluated now to reduce bruising after injections, so keep tuned.... www.drmarylupo.com
Depending on the patient, injection technique, and areas treated, the amount of bruising will vary. If you are taking aspirin, vitamin E, or other blood thinners, the chance of bruising will be increased. Most patients will experience minimal to no bruising, but will have swelling for a few days.
Bruising varies with each individual. It is recommended that patients discontinue aspirin, vitamin E, and fish oil two weeks prior to the treatment.
For most, it is minimal and you can return to your normal activities that day or latest the following day. Bruising after Sculptra injections is often times less than with other injectable products because. Sculptra is injected into the deeper tissues of the face away from the superficial capillaries that can cause bruising. Sculptra is less viscous than other products. This results in less bruising and swelling. Numbing medicine is added to the Sculptra that has adrenalin, a medicine...