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Lip Filler Bruising-How to Prevent it

Ways to avoid a bruise with lip fillers like Juverderm and Restylane – Portland, Oregon

Today, we discuss bruising and lip fillers. It is common for patients to bruise. It doesn’t necessarily happen all the time, but it is very common, and this is important for patients to be aware of. With lip fillers using products like juvederm and restylane, swelling and bruising often occur and we like to tell patients to prepare a two-week grace period until they reach their optimal result. Providers should be educating patients on the healing process. Patients should always check in with their provider if there is a bruise present with pain or if something feels abnormal, as this could indicate a more serious vascular event.

Here are a few of Doctor Rajani’s recommendations on how to prevent bruising when getting lip fillers:

  1. How lip fillers are injected- Needle VS Micro Cannula. Using a micro cannula decreases the risk of bruising by around eighty to ninety percent! When injecting with a micro cannula we may need to fine tune with a needle, but we can do the majority of the work with a 25-gauge micro cannula.
  2. Not taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories for about twelve days before the procedure before getting lip fillers – Portland, Oregon.
  3. Avoiding alcohol, specifically red wine, for about a week or two before the procedure of lip augmentation.
  4. Avoiding supplements like fish oil, vitamin E or ginseng. These supplements help avoid heart disease by thinning the blood similar to the action of aspirin.
  5. Begin taking Arnica (preferably in pill form) two to three days before your treatment and continue it for around five days after your procedure. This will help prevent bruising and if you do get a bruise, Arnica will aid in the healing process.
  6. Avoid exercise for about 24 hours after the procedure. Raising your heartrate and blood pressure will increase your chance of delayed bruising after getting lip fillers.

We hope these recommendations were educational and informative. Remember that bruising and swelling are common and should be expected with lip injections, but following these recommendations may help reduce the risk of bruising.

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