Bruising is a given after filler injections, but is it normal to have multiple tiny cuts in the skin at injection site? (Photo)
Last edited by thecowgirl on September 16, 2015
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Cuts and bruises after fillers injection
Thank you for your clinical post and photographs. It’s very common to have bruising after soft tissue filler injections, less commonly when microcannulas are used as they don't have any sharp edges and are a very safe way to inject soft tissue fillers. If sharp needles are used to get more superficially in the dermis then bruising would be more common and occasionally, if intradermal injections are then too close to the superficial parts of the skin, raised areas can occur. It appears to me like you do not have cuts, but superficial intradermal injections that are given a defect quality to the skin. Generally, this will resolve over the next 2-3 days and if it does not best to visit your injection physician or medical director of the skin vitality centres to get some Hyaluronidase injected in the area. Hyaluronidase is a dissolvent or antidote enzyme sugar gel injections that can take away the superficial intradermal product.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
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R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Possibly needle injury?
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Bruising after Fillers
Bruising is a common occurrence after fillers but "cuts" are not. I am not sure if the needle used made these cuts. I would recommend that you consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with fillers for the best cosmetic results.
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