None to mild.
If you follow certain precautions and your surgeon is meticulous you should have no bruising at all or very mild bruising. I cannot help you finding the right doctor but below are the instructions I give to my patients before injections. This seems to help.
Disclaimer: These instructions are not intended to be medical advice. Please check with your physician before following these instructions.
Instructions for Patients Undergoing:
Botox / Radiesse / Restylane / Juvederm / Sculptra
? Take Xanax 0.25mg 1 hour before procedure. We will call it in to your pharmacy. If you have never taken Xanax in the past, try one pill on a weekend to see how you react to it. Please do not drive if it makes you sleepy. Have someone drive you or reschedule your appointment.
? Apply Emla cream 1 hour prior to procedure. Put a very thick layer on and cover with saran wrap. This cream is available by prescription only. We will gladly call it in to your pharmacy.
? Avoid taking any Aspirin / Motrin or similar pain pills. Tylenol is safe to take. Stop all herbal medicine and supplements especially Vitamin-E, Fish oils, Omega 3, Coenzyme Q-10 Flaxseed for 2 weeks before getting these injections.
You can take your multivitamin, calcium and vitamin D.
? You can use Arnica pills before and after the procedure & Arnica cream after the procedure to reduce bruising. Both are available from our office. You can also find them in specialty vitamin stores. Bromelain is helpful in reducing any swelling after the procedure.
? Apply ice after the procedure for a few hours if possible.
? Avoid sun exposure, exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.
? Do not get these procedures done a few days before an important function such as a wedding etc.
? If you develop a cold sore around your lips, please call our office.
? If you develop a bruise, you can camouflage it using Dermablend cover up. It is available from Macys.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone, email or through our website.