1 day post op Juvederm ultra injection, I have a lot of bruising. No pain, but tenderness. Is this normal? (photos)

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Bruising and Swelling are common side effects after filler injections

Bruising and Swelling are common side effects after filler injections. Bruising can take approx 2 weeks to resolve completely.

Avoid aspirin products for a week prior to injections and a week afterwards. You can take arnica montana tablets or apply traumeel cream directly to the bruise to help it go away.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising after Juvederm

It is not uncommon to have bruising after Juvederm injections.  Avoidance of Aspirin, Advil, Vitamin E, omega-3's, green tea and alcohol 1 week prior to and 1 day after the injections can minimize bruising.  Treating the bruises with intense pulsed light (IPL) or pulsed dye laser will speed up fading.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Filler injection - bruising

Bruising after filler injection is not uncommon and is associated with taking aspirin up to 2 weeks before (as well as many other vitamins and medications).  It can be reduced by a "micro injection" technique, icing and pressure before and after injection.  The treatments mentioned by the other physicians (arnica, compresses, massage, PD laser or IPL, etc) are all helpful.  Vitamin K orally a few days pre treatment and Vitamin K cream applied to the bruise post op may also be helpful.

Richard O. Gregory, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising after filler

Bruising after filler can happen and may take up to 1-2 weeks to completely resolve. You can always ice (most effective first 24-48hrs) and take homeopathic supplements like Arnica to speed up the healing process. Good Luck. 

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS - Account Suspended
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Normal Post Injection Bruising

The bruising looks normal and usually appears a day or two after injections.  Pulsed Dye Laser can help the bruising go away faster.

Jerome Potozkin, MD
Danville Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bruising normal after injections

The degree of bruising you have looks entirely normal after an injection. Often the bruise is not present immediately but can show up within the first 24-48 hours. A laser treatment with the pulsed dye laser has been shown to speed healing of bruising. You can cover the bruising with makeup. All should resolve over the next 4-7 days.

Elizabeth F. Rostan, MD
Charlotte Dermatologist
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1 day post op Juvederm ultra injection, I have a lot of bruising. No pain, but tenderness. Is this normal?

I see this in 10% of facial injections - bruises... Best to return to the injecting doc for advise and care... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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1 day post op Juvederm ultra injection, I have a lot of bruising. No pain, but tenderness. Is this normal?

I don't think you have anything to worry about...it just appears as though you have some deep bruising which will go away with time.  Arnica 12C may help to aid the bruising.  Prior to your next treatment, be sure to avoid 'blood thinning' types of medication such as aspirin.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising After Juvederm

Bruising is a risk that goes along with any procedure that involves injections with needles. You can apply over the counter Arnica which may help shorten the duration of the bruising. Even if you do nothing the bruising will resolve on its own in about a week. Take care and be well.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
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Bruising and tenderness after Juvederm

Bruising, swelling, and minor tenderness should be expected after any fillers. While your bruising is dark, it looks normal. You can take Arnica or apply Arnica, available at health food stores, to see if you can speed up the bruising resolution. But whenever something is injected you risk getting bruised and swollen.

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F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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