How to Prevent Bruising After Filler Injections

Dermal fillers are a highly effective, minimally invasive way to add volume to your face and promote a youthful appearance. One of the reasons Park Meadows Aesthetics patients love this treatment so much is that it comes with virtually no downtime, meaning you can typically get filler during your lunch hour and return to work the same day.

However, if you’re highly prone to bruising, you might experience this side effect around the injection site. We know you’re eager to show off your new look without bruises. Here’s how you can prevent bruising from fillers and speed recovery if you experience any.

Is Bruising Normal After Dermal Fillers?

Fillers have very few side effects, but bruises are one of them. The providers at Park Meadows Aesthetics use the best injection techniques to minimize bruising. However, one study found that 19% to 24% of patients had bruising that typically resolved in one to two weeks. While you can cover these spots with concealer, you’d probably prefer not to have them at all. 

How Can I Avoid Bruising From Dermal Fillers?

If you bruise easily, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk when you get dermal fillers. These include:

  • Use an anti-bruising complex like Silagen® Arnica-Bromelain (available for purchase at our office) or drink pineapple juice for the anti-inflammatory bromelain enzyme.
  • Avoid alcohol for three to four days before injections.
  • Skip NSAIDs like Advil, Motrin, or Aspirin for several days before your treatment unless medically necessary.
  • Stay hydrated before and after your appointment. 
  • Stop taking fish oil, which can slow clotting, three to four days before your appointment.

Bruising is always possible, but our patients generally find the longer-lasting benefits of dermal fillers outweigh a few days of extra concealer. With the tips above, you’ll minimize your chance of getting a bruise from filler and get to show off your new aesthetic sooner.

Schedule Your Lone Tree Dermal Filler Consultation 

At Park Meadows Aesthetics, our patient-focused providers will give you detailed instructions on how to get the best results from your cosmetic treatments. If you’re interested in dermal fillers, don’t let a fear of bruising stand in your way. Contact our Lone Tree, Colorado office at 303-662-8668 to learn more about minimizing this mild side effect so you can enjoy the appearance-enhancing benefits of filler.

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