7 Ways to Avoid Bruises from Botox or Dermal Fillers

Everyone has had a bruise at some point in their life. Everyone also knows how unsightly sub-dermal splotches can be. Whether you jabbed your hip on a table or can’t remember hitting anything at all, bruises seem to be unavoidable. Although they are painful and ugly, even the worst bruises fade over time. However, when bruises appear on your face, you want them gone in the blink of an eye.

While dermal fillers and Botox are incredibly effective at reversing the signs of aging, there are some unfortunate side effects at times, such as bruising. A bruise, or hematoma, happens when small blood vessels burst, and the contents find their way into soft tissue underneath the skin. Facial bruising most of the time, occurs on the upper lip, under the eyes, and in the tear throughs. Fortunately, Aesthetic Lane is here to tell you there are a few simple things you can to do to reduce swelling and decrease the chance of getting bruising.

Stop Taking Blood Thinners

A week before your dermal filler or Botox appointment, don’t take any blood-thinning medications or supplements. Blood thinners can make bruising more likely. Therefore, make sure to avoid some of these medications before you come in for your dermal filler or Botox.

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Naproxen
  • Excedrin
  • Motrin

Avoid Drinking Alcohol

Wine, beer, and liquor, even in small amounts, can have a lasting effect on the size of your blood vessels. Alcohol is known to enlarge blood vessels, which results in possibly more bruising. Avoid drinking alcohol for a couple of days before getting dermal fillers or Botox injections. It’s also important not to drink for several days after as well.

Eat Pineapple

Not only does pineapple taste great when you blend it with a smoothie, but pineapple contains enzymes that can help prevent bruising. Try and eat pineapple two to three times a day, leading up to your dermal filler or Botox appointment. Eating pineapples isn’t guaranteed to prevent bruising, but it’s worth a shot.

Don’t Touch the Injection Sites

It’s essential for you to not touch or massage the treatment area for at least 24 hours after you’re done with receiving your dermal fillers or Botox injections. The slightest amount of pressure can add trauma to the blood vessels, which can lead to bruising.

Apply a Cold Compress

Use a cold pack before, during, and after your treatment. Ice constricts the blood vessels and decreases the swelling and minimizes the bruising. Therefore, gently hold the cold compress within a clean towel against the treatment site for five to ten minutes every hour.

Lay Your Head Down on a Pillow

The first night after you receive your dermal fillers or Botox injections, sleep with two pillows under your head. Laying your head down on a pillow can help reduce swelling and your chances of any bruising happening.

Take Arnica

Holistic practitioners commonly use the homeopathic remedy to treat bruising and soreness. Arnica comes in the form of a gel and can be taken as a supplement pill, as well. If you take it as a supplement, make sure you take them four days before your treatment to minimize your bruising. If you’re using the gel, apply it gently to the treatment site everyone to two hours for at least the first 24 hours

Dermal Fillers and Botox Injections in Orlando, FL

While there are some pre-and-post treatment options, you can do to prevent bruising; it’s also important to see an experienced injector. An expert injector will have used a wide variety of injectables and have mastered a precise technique that reduces bruising and other side effects.

At Aesthetic Lane, our highly trained injection specialists have performed hundreds of dermal fillers and Botox injections with incredible results. Regardless of if you want to stop the signs of aging or restore lost volume in your cheek or lips. Our goal is to provide you with gorgeous natural-looking results that make you feel beautiful. Call us today to schedule a consultation at 407-601-0753

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