I am on my fifth day of having Voluma injected into my cheeks. The areas were bruised and a red the first few days.
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Swelling/Brusing (early) from Fillers
I always tell my patients to not love their filler injections for 2 weeks. Swelling is very common and sometimes immediate. It can last 3-7 days and a good idea is to use cold compresses. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be applied for 3 minutes, 3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done with a bag of peas in a zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area but gentle massage might be necessary. Get Arnica gel if you can find some and apply a few times a day as well to help treat any swelling. Avoid any blood thinners. Bruising can also last 1-2 weeks. I don't recommend hyaluronidase this early and wait a few weeks until the swelling has resolved. If it is persistent or you are worried, set up a follow up appointment with your dermatologist.
Swelling and bruising can last up to 2 weeks in some patients. The reddened areas could be a topical irritation or some type of allergy. Do they itch? I would recommend contacting your injector for a follow up visit since he/she knows the products that were applied to the skin during injection. It may be helpful to have a list of any other lotions or creams you have used on the area.
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