Is this normal bruising for Juvederm injections on chin? (photo)
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Bromelain to reduce bruising after facial filler
Thank you for your question.
bruising can occur after injection with facial filler.
I recommend Bromelain to help accelerate its resorption.
Read the ebook about Bromelain on the link below.
Bruising from Juvederm
Bruising is the most common side effect from facial injections. You can try to avoid them by doing everything that you did and there are times that you still get bruised. You can return to your treating physician for the pulsed dye laser to correct this bruising. Best, Dr. Green
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Aspirin causes an increased risk for bruising for 2 weeks after you take it and it can be added to several over the counter medications (may people do not realize they are taking it). Ibuprofen, fish oil, garlic, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, etc can be stopped 3 days prior to a procedure. Recent medical journals have found that arnica does not significantly prevent bruising. Therefore, avoidance of things that increase the risk of a bruise are key as you had mentioned.
There is a pulse dye laser that can be utilized 24-48 hours after the injection was completed to help the bruising to resolve more quickly. Also, if the injector uses a cannula (blunt tip) to inject instead of a needle there is typically less bruising. I wish you the best with your future procedures.
Is this normal bruising for Juvederm injections on chin?
Unfortunately bruising can always occur, and seasoned injection patients know this is a reality. Sometimes there is no bruising at all, and sometimes it can be significant. I personally like using cannulas (blunt tipped injection needles) to decrease the risk, especially around the chin, but the risk is always there. In some places (like the commissures) I still need to switch to a needle. Some injectors don't like using cannulas, so it is a personal preference.
Treatment with Broad Band Light (IPL) on a fresh bruise, Bromelain, Arnica Gel, and come other topical bruise relief products are also available for use. There are also great cover-ups available like Dermablend.
Patients who get regular injections typically have some things around to make this time easier. 1-2 weeks of potential bruising can be a reasonable trade off it means about a year of correction for many people (me included), but it is not for everyone.
Swelling/Bruising/Lumpiness (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 if the bump is from the filler material itself. 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.
Bruising of chin following Juvederm to chin
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