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How Do You Treat Same-day Mildly Swollen Bruising from BOTOX?

it's been 5 hours and i have mildly swollen bruising on my forehead and between my eyes at injection sites. is it best for skin to treat the swelling/bruising? Like applying ice, pressure or vit k/arnica? i've had same amt & location of botox before but never bruising or swelling (this is same Dr as before)

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Bruisestick ointment and bruising.

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Immediate application of Bruisestick ointment can help improve the resolution of Bruising after Botox injections. 


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling and bruising with botox

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We recommend to our patients, if they have swelling or bruising from fillers, to use ice packs, avoid bending over and exercise, use topical vitamin K such as Auriderm, and take arnica by mouth. It is rare for our patients to bruise and swell after botox but should this happen, the recommendations would be the same.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
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How Do You Treat Same-day Mildly Swollen Bruising from BOTOX?

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 You should call and ask the MD that did your Botox injections for his/her treatment advice since youy are under their medical care.  We advise our Botox, Dysport and filler patients to use ice therapy for any mild, temporary swelling and or bruising along with oral and topica Arrnica 12C.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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usually the swelling after Botox injections goes down within the hour or so.  As for potential bruising, you can try cold compresses or ice compresses.  Check with your doctor.

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How to treat swelling from Botox

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Swelling and/or bruising from Botox injections is quite common and is self limited. Applying ice the first day may help. Arnica (both topically and orally) has never been shown to be better than a placebo so it's just tincture of time for now.

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Minor swelling from Botox

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Minor swelling and even a tiny bit of bruising can occur after a Botox treatment. It happens from the tiny injections being done, because after all, it is a bit of trauma to the skin. Do not press on it or massage it!! You can apply ice packs throughout the day, and you can take Arnica or lightly apply the Arnica gel if you wish. But do not press!

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Botox Bruising and Swelling

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    It is very common and expected to have mild swelling just 5 hours after Botox injections. Bruising is a known consequence of any needle stick, and although we do not see it often, we do see it on occasion. The best way to treat the swelling is to apply gentle pressure with ice packs. The bruising is self limiting and will go away after a few days. External topicals will most likely not speed up this process. A small amount of make-up generally does the trick. Good luck.

 

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