I had Juvederm injected 26 hours ago. Have been using ice, arnica gel and pellets. Is this type of bruising and swelling normal? My lips have black spots and it is very dark purple over the mouth area. How long (realistically) can I expect this to last? And is there anything else I should be doing to help it heal faster? This looks terrible. I sell cosmetics in a department store and I am getting some really funny looks from my customers.
Follow-up: Thank you for your reply. I had taken Motrin a few days before the injection and I do take Crestor every other day for cholesterol management. I do tend to bruise very easy.
Also as an update, this morning, when the nurse called to check on me, I was able to send her a picture of my whole face, so she could forward the picture to the Dr. to show him how I look. The Dr. is out of town, but asked that the nurse look at me in person, so I went in to the office. She feels it will resolve in time with a good result. I hope so. I am a very petite 45 year old woman. I had expressed to the Dr. that I did not want to look overdone or unnatural, that I wanted to look like myself, only a little better. I was much more concerned about the smile lines than about my thinning top lip, but he suggested a little to the lip area would help the overall result.