Bruising not related to botox dose
Your bruising should go away in a matter of days. It is usually caused by the needle hitting some of the very fine capillaries, which are impossible to avoid all of the time. It is not related to the dose of the botox and shouldn't affect how long the Botox lasts. It is always a good idea to follow-up with your doctor though.
The needle hit one of the thousands of timy vessels in the skin
and you bruised as a result...nothing specific to the botox - the needle was the culprit...the bruise will go away with time...or you can speed up recovery with arnica/bromelain and possibly a warm compress...
Bruising and swelling after Botox
Botox on occasion can cause some bruising. It can also cause some swelling. Both of which will go away usually withina few days.
Bruising and Swelling After Botox?
The reaction you are describing is very rare. While bruising is a somewhat common side effect for many different types of injections, swelling and dark circles are not a normal reaction to Botox.
Rarely there are patients that are allergic to some of the preservatives in Botox and this may cause a reaction like you are describing, but that reaction is rare. Our advice would be to go see your injector. Whether or not you opt for more Botox is not the question. If we were you, we would want to know more about the reaction and results and your practitioner shoul dbe able to help. Good luck.
Bruising can happen with any type of injection
Your doctor sounds like he is very diligent and caring. so why not go back and see him in a week, so you can be reassured this first time you tried Botox that all is well? You probably won't get a bruise every time Botox is injected, but it does happen occasionally and really can't be avoided with certainty. Very few people are not extremely happy with what Botox does.
Delayed bruising can occur with any injection
Whenever an injections is administered, bruising can occur. The bruise results from the needle causing a small opening in a blood vessel and some blood leaks out staining the tissues. The bruise usually lasts about a week to 10 days.
During treatment, some bleeding may be noticed after an injection. Pressure can be applied immediately to decrease the amount of blood that leaks from the blood vessel. This can reduce the amount of bruising.
Generally, the risk of bruising is increased if you are taking a blood thinner such as aspirin, Plavix, etc.
Furthermore, strenuous physical activity immediately after the treatment can lead to more bruising.
We incorporate several measures to decrease the risk of bruising. We use Arnica Montana, which is a natural plant extract that helps reduce bruising. We also use magnification to visualize the tiny blood vessels better and avoid them during the treatment. We also encourage our patients to avoid strenuous physical activity following treatment.
Once the bruising has occurred, a green based make-up can help to camouflage the bruise. Arnica may also help it resolve more quickly.
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Good luck with your procedure.
It is not the amount, it is the injection
The amount of Botox isn't the issue. In fact, it could be argued that larger volumes could decrease bruising as it causes increased pressure at the injection site, making blood leakage less likely.
The needle hit a small capillary most likely. It was deep, and takes ~3 days to surface. The bruise should fad over the next week, and you will be fine.
Bruising and swelling common after Botox
Swelling and bruising are common after Botox. To minimize these temporary effects, apply a cool compress. You may also want to consider stopping any medications that thin the blood for about a week before your treatment to minimize bruising. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen and St. John's Wort.