Had juvaderm filler inserted yesterday and didn't notice anything til this morning. Is this an early symptom of necrosis? There's no pain or sensation, just the purple splotch.
Necrosis or Bruise? (photo)
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Bruising after Juvederm
From the photo this looks like a bruise. This is very common after Juvederm treatments. It can persist for 1 to 2 weeks.If you have any concerns you should see your physician..
Necrosis or Bruise?
Bruise would be more likely given the appearance in the photo with the lack of symptoms. As always, the injector should be kept informed of any concerns. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Bruise or necrosis? after filler
Based solely on the photo, it looks like a bruise. To be sure you may want to see your doctor for an in-office evaluation.
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Bruising After Juvederm
It appears to be a bruise, but you should have your injecting physician examine you. Good luck and be well.
Necrosis or bruise from filler
From the photo, that definitely appears to be a bruise, and not necrosis. Bruising is quite common from fillers and can last about two weeks depending on the severity. If things get worse, or you have concerns, your injector should be willing to see you to assuage your fears.
This looks more like a bruise which should fade in a week or so. If it does not resolve follow up with your doctor.
What to expect after Juvederm injection
Based on your photos, I would suspect you have a superficial bruise which certainly can happen after any filler injection. This generally can be covered by makeup/concealer and should go away with time. It may take up to 2 weeks to disappear entirely, but it will get better day by day (changing color a little bit along the way).
Some swelling is also expected after a filler injection, yours doesn't look too severe. Icing after the injection will help minimize swelling. My patients have enjoyed using arnica montana before and after procedures to minimize swelling and bruising as well.
I usually like to see my filler patients back 2 weeks after their treatment so we can assess the results after the swelling and bruising has gone away. I would make sure you touch base with your injector about your concerns so they can take a look at you if necessary. Best wishes!
Necrosis or Bruise?
If you are worried that it is necrosis and not a bruise make an appointment to see your doctor to ease your concern.
Bruise after Juvederm
From your photos, time frame-one day post op and no pain, it appears you have a small bruise which is not uncommon after injections. It should resolve in 3-7 days. If the area worsens or you have any concerns, you should return to your injector for evaluation.
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