I have swelling and bruising to Botox, dysport and Xeomin. Is this normal?
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Swelling and Bruising After Botox
Bruising after Botox can occur. Most of the time it is visible the same day or the very next day. In some cases, however, it may become visible several days later. A bruise occurs when blood leaks out of a traumatized blood vessel. It could be that with strenuous activity or rubbing or due to blood thinners that an injured blood vessel dislodges a clot and causes some blood to leak into the tissue and thus cause a visible bruise. The bruise typically dissipates within a week or two. Swelling, redness, discomfort and possibly bruising during the first few days following the injection is common. Most of this settles down within 3 days. Occasionally, the swelling can last up to one week, as well as bruising.
Routine bruising after Botox not usual
If your description is accurate, your injector is using good technique and you are not taking any agents that can cause bleeding you should consult your doctor to check for medical conditions that can cause bleeding.
Bruising and swelling following Botox, Xeomine or Dysport
You show feel a little pin prick while being injected, much like a mosquito bite.
Have your injector see you 2-4 days post injection so that he or she can see what physiological is going on. I hope it is a MD.
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