Is blood clots (from what it looks like) normal once injected with Juvéderm Ultra xc? (photos)

Just got injected (for the 2nd time) 4 hours ago and I barely noticed this untill I looked in the mirror, whats crazy is my lip on this side doesnt hurt as much as the other side does, and this side is bruised or clotted not sure which, can you please tell me if this is normal and any recommendations, should I be worried? Thank you in advance :( Oh an I got my last procedure done on 8/23/16

Doctor Answers 9

Are blood clots normal once injected with Juvederm Ultra XC?

Thank you for your question and I am sorry to see your bruising issues after lip augmentation.  Due to the thin tissues of the lips it is not uncommon to have some mild bruising after filler placement. This resolves spontaneously with time but you may be able to help speed the process by using cold compresses for the first 48 hours and then warm compresses thereafter, using arnica supplementation, and sleeping with your head elevated using one or two extra pillows behind your back.  Hope this helps


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising after Juvederm

Thank you for your question.The bruising in the pictures is fairly common, although it is alarming to you as the patient if it has not happened before. The bruising will go away it does not mean it will affect your end result. Everyone is different, some people bruise with the slightest touch and others never bruise. Same being said that you may have injections one time and bruise like crazy and the next time not have a single bruise. This is completely normal. Good luck.

Francis Johns, MD
Greensburg Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Brushing after filler in lips

Hello, and thanks for your question and photos. Bruising is fairly comment after injection of filler into the lips. This should resolve within a few weeks. You may have a collection of blood known as a hematoma, in which case warm compresses may help. I recommend following up with your physician. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.    

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Bruising After Lip Augmentation with Fillers or Lip Implant or Fat --- Go Slow, Use Cannulas -- Reverse with Hyaluronidase If Un

Bruising is normal after Juvederm. If it doesn't improve within days, please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Bruising after Juvederm lip injection

This is fairly common after this procedure. It is nothing to worry about. Try arnica to make the bruise go away faster. See link. Cannulas help reduce bleeding as does a skilled injector.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is blood clots (from what it looks like) normal once injected with Juvéderm Ultra xc?

Hello Selgarciia,Your pictures look like you have bruising after your lip injections.  This is possible anytime fillers are injected.  These will improve over the next few days.  If you have any concerns, you should follow up with your injector.I hope this helps and good luck. 

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising after Injection

Thank you for your question. You should not be worried - it's only a bruise. While this may not have happened last time you were injected, it is always a potential when a needle is introduced into the tissue. It should resolve relatively quickly (in 3-5 days), and you may have more swelling and bruising, before it starts to get better. The good news is, using ice intermittently (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) can help with the swelling, and natural supplements like Arinca can help hasten the resolution of the bruising. If you start to have worsening pain, or if you have little painful bumps that form on your lip - these are more reasons to be concerned, and to contact your injector. Otherwise, this is completely normal. Best of luck! 

Lip filler

After lip injections it is common to have bruises.  Your pictures show bruising.  They will clear up in 3-7 days.

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Post Juvederm lip injections

Hello! For the described time frame that you have provided as well as the supplemental pictures, I would say that you have nothing major to worry about. Your lips have bruised, and although it looks bad, the bruising will go away on its own within the next week or two. The lips are very sensitive and prone to bruising with injections. I would ice your lips for comfort and to help keep swelling to a minimum. Keep an eye on them and if any other concerns arise or if your lips appear to get worse, I would consult/follow up with your injector! Take care!

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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