How long till swelling and bruising subsides and is there anything to do to help? Got lip fillers yesterday.
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Lip fillers - very swollen and bruised
- Swelling and bruising can take 2 weeks to subside.
- Icing may help - arnica probably won't but appears to be harmless.
- If a cannula is used to inject the filler, bruising is much less.
- The lip however tends to swell with any injection - although it seems to be a bit less with a cannula.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
After two weeks, the swelling and bruising should subside. Use a cold compress to help the swelling and bruising.
Swelling and bruising around the injection site can be an unwanted surprise to some patients. For some individuals, swelling can occur almost immediately after the procedure and last up to 1 week. Bruising is less common but can last 1-2 weeks. In order to help reduce the swelling and bruising in the area, you may utilize cold compresses. Apply an ice pack to the lips with gentle pressure for a few minutes, 3 times per day for the first several days after injection. This can greatly reduce swelling.
Typically after two weeks, the swelling and bruising should be resolved and you will see the true results of the lip filler treatment. If you are concerned about the swelling or it is not subsiding, please follow up with your doctor to be sure you are not experiencing an allergic reaction to the injectable.
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Post-filler swelling can take 1-2 weeks to fully subside, so it may be early to assess your final result. Can try using ice and keeping your head elevated at night. If you are not pleased with your final result, the product can be dissolved with injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
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