Using cosmetic dermal fillers in the mouth area can lead to a very pleasing outcome. However, bruising is not uncommon. We believe in educating patients prior to their treatments on things they can do, or not do, to help minimize or avoid bruising. Not only can bruising in the mouth be a problem, but swelling as well. Check with your physician or the link below to find helpful hints to prepare you for an injection treatment. If the bruising/swelling already occurred, below are some suggestions:
*Avoid massaging after injections because this can lead to more swelling or even lead to delayed bruising.
*Cold compresses such as frozen pea bags are very helpful within the first 48 hours - intermittent icing.
*Notify your practitioner of your condition so that they may be made aware and have an opportunity to make suggestions.
*Contact your practitioner if the swelling is not progressively resolving and/or it is getting progressively worse.
*Early intervention goes a long ways in minimizing this response. Make certain that your injector uses a slow, gentle technique, provides icing throughout the procedure for comfort and to minimize bruising/swelling.