I had sculptra injected 6 days ago and still have a black eye, will it go away, or will it stay?
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Bruise After Sculptra
Bruising after Sculptra
To minimize bruising, I like to employ one or more of the following:
-- have patients avoid supplements and medications that can cause bruising (there is a very long list) for from 4 days to two weeks, depending upon the supplement/medication,
-- recommend arnica gel and tabs, vitamin K cream before the treatment,
-- mix a little epinephrine into the fillers,
-- use blunt-tipped cannulas for injections wherever possible,
-- avoid injecting large amounts of fillers at a single session,
-- inject very slowly,
-- use ice packs both immediately during/after the injections as well as at home,
-- recommend Vitamin K cream, Biafine, and arnica after the treatment,
-- and laser any bruises with GentleLase, which is dramatically effective in most patients.
With these measures, patients rarely have a significant issue with bruising.
It will resolve. Using a yellow cream (Clinique or Physician's formula) under a setting powder and an opaque foundation will cover them fairly well.