While not typical, bruising can occur after injection of fillers even when your doctor does everything correctly. I recommend using an ice pack intermittently after the procedure to minimize this risk. The good news is that it typically completely resolves in a few days. In the meantime it is OK to use some cover up make up.
Swelling/Bruising/Lumpiness (early) from Fillers
I always tell my patients to not love their filler
injections for 2 weeks. Swelling is very common and sometimes immediate. It can
last 3-7 days and a good idea is to use cold compresses. Cold compresses may be
used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be
applied for 3 minutes, 3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done
with a bag of peas in a zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area but
gentle massage might be necessary if the bump is from the filler material
itself. Get Arnica gel if you can find some and apply a few times a day as well
to help treat any swelling. Avoid any blood thinners. Bruising can also last
1-2 weeks. I don't recommend hyaluronidase this early and wait a few weeks
until the swelling has resolved. If it is persistent or you are worried, set up
a follow up appointment with your dermatologist.
Is this amount of bruising normal?
That amount of bruising with a lip augmentation is a little unusual when using a micro-cannula. With a needle it is common, however. It will go down though. Naturally, I suggest always using a micro-cannula, which is a needle without a point. The cannula does not penetrate the blood vessels, and a needle obviously does.
Hello, and thanks for your question.
Bruising is very common after lip injections and should resolve in the next week. It's OK to use lipstick in the meantime.
Best of luck, Dr. Frucht
Bruising after lip augmentation
Bruising is not uncommon and often can happen from multiple pokes or passes of soft tissue filler. Ice packs 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off can help as can head of bed elevation. Best of luck, MMT
Lip filler than dissolved
When you dissolve product, it can cause a lot of swelling. You may need to give it a week or two to settle down.
Lip Swelling After Fillers Such as Juvederm or Restylane -- Reverse With Hyaluronidase
Swelling can take 1-2 weeks to subside, so it is too early to determine final results. Bruising is also common after filler injections. If you are not pleased with your filler, it can be reversed with hyaluronidase, but give it at least two weeks. I suggest seeking an expert if you continue to have concerns.
Best, Dr. Emer
Bruising/Swelling After Lip Augmentation
Thank you for your question and for sharing your postprocedure photograph. Some swelling and bruising after your procedure is normal. Icing can help for up to 48 hours after the procedure. Arnica may help to minimize postprocedure swelling and bruising. I would suggest giving it a full 2 weeks to allow for your swelling and bruising to resolve and to see your final result. Best wishes!
Is this amount of bruising normal?
Thank you for your question and for sharing your photograph. Some bruising after lip injections is common and though worried, yours will resolve quickly and will not have any long-term effects. I am attaching a link below that has information on helping you clear the bruising faster. Hope this helps.
Than you for your question. It is normal that during the process of infiltration of the filler in your lips small blood vessels may break and produce these hematomas and bruising. You should not worry because in a few days they will disappear.