Bruising is much less an issue since I've been using blunt cannulas over the past 4 years. In the package insert, it says bruising is a side effect in 59% of patients. In my hands, it's less than 5%. Ocumend is topical Anica and seems to help with the duration of bruising. Also, in my practice, I offer laser treatment for bruising that brings the duration of a bruise to about 2 days vs. the 10-14 days that a normal bruise take to resolve. The best way to get filler to avoid a bruise is go to a doctor that uses a cannula.
Bruising can occur with Juvederm and it depends on the technique used, the type of syringe or cannula, and your own physiology.
If you bruise easily, you could consider taking Arnica a few days before your treatment to help reduce the chance of bruising.
Juvederm is a fantastic product and like all other facial fillers can cause bruising. However, to minimize the bruising I always recommend stopping any medications such as aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, or vitamins for at least one week before the injections. I also counsel my patients to start Arnica Forte a few days before the procedure to minimize bruising. I often use a cannula to lessen bruising. If bruising results I can bring patients back to V-Beam the treated area to remove the bruising quickly with fabulous results! Please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with facial cosmetic injections since more important than the temporary bruising is the more lasting results.
Thank you for your
question. It is common to see bruising after receiving Juvederm. However, this
can be prevented using a blunt cannula, which is similar to a needle but
instead has a “dull” edge. In my practice, I use a blunt cannula to prevent
bruising where patients receive smooth and outstanding results.
Bruising can occur after any injection, including when having fillers injected like Juvederm. I suggest my patients plan their treatment with the expectation that there might be a bruise (for example, leaving time for any bruising or swelling to resolve before a major event like travel, wedding, etc). Much of the time they are pleasantly surprised that there is little bruising or swelling.
Bruising is quite common when fillers are used.
They can be reduced by the following methods.
1. Stopping all medications and health food supplements that increase the risk of bleeding at least 10 days prior to your filler injection.
2. The use of blunt cannulas as opposed to sharp hypodermic needles.
3. Use of minimal pressure while injecting
4. Using Ice/cold compress
5. Injecting Local with epinephrine into the area prior to fillers ( in high risk areas)
All the best
Bruising can occur with any injectable fillers but is much less when trocar techniques are used as opposed to using traditional needles.
Thank you for your question.
Bruising is a side effect of any filler injection. To help minimize your risk of bruising you could discontinue any blood thinners such as aspirin and/or fish oil prior to your appointment. Arnica is also an option that can help minamize the chances of brusing. Also icing the area will help with any swelling and bruising the injection may cause. To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a
complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for
you to have treatment.
I hope this helps.
YOU CAN EXPERIENCE SOME BRUISING WITH ANY FILLERS. WE USUALLY TELL PEOPLE TO NOT USE ANY BLOOD THINNERS SUCH AS ASPIRIN THAT CAN CAUSE BRUISING. BUT IF DONE THE RIGHT WAY THEN YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY ISSUES. ALSO USING ICE AFTER THE PROCEDURE TO MINIMIZE THE SWELLING AND BRUISING
Bruising can occur after any filler injection. If it is safe for you to do so, you can discontinue the use of aspirin, Motrin, Advil, and other blood thinners including fish oils. Lasers can also be used to help bruising resolve after filler injection. I am familiar with OcuMend. Some physicians like to use this but there is no scientific evidence yet that it is truly effective. It is just one more thing that you can do to try to minimize the extent of bruising following filler injection