Bruising and swelling after Juvederm injections is common but there are things that can be done to lessen these complications. Before injections be sure to stop all of the medications and supplements that may increase the chance of bruising such as Aspirin, NSAID's (Motrin, Alleve), Fish oil, Ginko, Garlic, Ginseng, Vit E., etc. Your injector should have a list to give you. If you have bruising after injection, icing three or four times per day (15 minutes on and off) and topical or pill form Arnica Montana can help. Your injector can also treat you with a pulse dye laser or BBL (intense pulse light) therapy to help "break up" the bruising and speed resolution. Be sure to avoid vigorous massage as well. Your experienced injector can also use blunt tipped cannulas instead of sharp needles to lessen the occurrence of bruising. The bruising and swelling will resolve over time.
If your Juvederm was injected too close to the skin, a bluish tint can occur (Tyndall effect)can occur due to light reflection back from the product. This can only be treated bythe injection of hyaluronidase to dissolve the product. I hope this helps.
The best cure for bruising is time. Swelling and bruising usually subsides within 2 weeks after filler treatments. Best of Luck
The VBeam will decrease the bruising duration from 10-14 days to about 2-3 days. It a very quick and easy procedure. Arnica will also help. I suggest going to a doctor that has done blunt cannulas for this procedure next time. It will lead to less bruising, less pain, and faster recovery times. I inject people that are on blood thinners all the time but would suggest that you stay off of them before being injected. Steve Weiner, MD, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Destin, Florida.
Arnica works for some people, but ultimately time is the best medicine. Rest assured, it will get better in a few days. In the meantime, any bruising can be covered up with makeup.
At this point being that you are a few days out from your procedure, ice will probably not help and you will likely have to give it time to heal.
I like my patients, if possible, to take Arnica Montana sublingual (under the tongue) for one week prior to
injections and/or surgery. My preferred brand is VitaMedica which dissolves easily. You can also find Arnica
Montana at health food stores. Arnica comes in a cream form also, and can be topically applied to bruised areas.
Try taking arnica, this will eliminate bruising and swelling a bit quicker, as well as warm compresses should help