I had the injection 3 days ago and the brusing is across my entire upper lips is this normal and how long will it last? What should I do to get rid of the bruises? Thank you
How Long Does Bruising Last After Artefill Injections on the Lips?
Doctor Answers (2)
Bruising after Artefill
I'm assuming that the Artefill was not a lip injection, but rather one in the nasolabial folds. If that's the case, while it's uncommon to have much bruising at all, it can take up to 2 weeks to fade, just like any other bruise. After 4 or 5 days, many patients find that applying warm compresses can help resolve the bruise more quickly. Note that initially after the injections (1 to 2 days) it's best to use cold compresses to minimize how much bruising will occur.
Bruises will go away
I am not concerned about the bruises (but in my experience Bruise Relief at the drug store will speed up the resolution). I am concerned if Artefill was put near the lips. This can cause permanent nodules. In my opinion, since Artefill is permanent, it should only be injected "on-label" which means the nasolabial fold.