I had ArteFill placed 2 weeks ago and I'm still experiencing bruising and swelling? Lid this normal? What should I do? (photo)
5 months ago
I'm 18 years old and always struggled with deep tear trough that runs from my inner eye down to my upper cheeks. I injects 1/2 a string to each side 4 months ago and decided I needed more. 2 weeks ago I did artefill again and put a almost a syringe and a half on the left side and half of a syringe on the right. There is no bruising on the right side, but significant swelling on the left? Is this normal and how can I speed up the process? Also what is the best option for my cheeks??
Doctor Answers (1)
Is not surprising that there is more swelling and bruising on the left side since that side was injected with 3 times more volume than the right. Part of the swelling can be related to the bovine collagen which will be reabsorbed within the next 3 or 4 weeks. Try taken arnica and bromelin vitamins and apply bruising cream with the same ingredients and that will help to get rid of the bruising/swelling faster.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as
a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you
have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute
or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.