How Long Does Bruising Last After Artefill Injections on the Lips?

I had the injection 3 days ago and the brusing is across my entire upper lips is this normal and how long will it last? What should I do to get rid of the bruises? Thank you

Doctor Answers 2

Bruising after Artefill

I'm assuming that the Artefill was not a lip injection, but rather one in the nasolabial folds. If that's the case, while it's uncommon to have much bruising at all, it can take up to 2 weeks to fade, just like any other bruise. After 4 or 5 days, many patients find that applying warm compresses can help resolve the bruise more quickly. Note that initially after the injections (1 to 2 days) it's best to use cold compresses to minimize how much bruising will occur.

Good luck,


Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bruises will go away

I am not concerned about the bruises (but in my experience Bruise Relief at the drug store will speed  up the resolution). I am concerned if Artefill was put near the lips. This can cause permanent nodules. In my opinion, since Artefill is permanent, it should only be injected "on-label" which means the nasolabial fold.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
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