Some bruising is inevitable with all injectable treatments, but the extent to which you bruise will vary from person to person and is affected by several biological and physiological factors.
Some supplements, medications and herbal supplements will increase the likelihood of bruising, as will alcohol so being aware of these things will help you minimise the risk.
Although our skilled injectors will minimise bruising as much as possible, it is also recommended to avoid the following for three days before treatment.
1. Any non-essential blood-thinning drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
2. Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Ginkgo, Guranna, fish oils and evening primrose all of which either thin the blood or increase blood circulation.
If you are on essential blood thinning medication such as warfarin or heparin, you must not adjust your dosage without guidance from your medical practitioner.
If you have a large ball-shaped bruise, please contact the clinic as soon as possible.
The extent to which you experience swelling after injectable treatments will also vary from person to person and depending on the treatment area.
After dermal fillers, avoid touching the area unnecessarily for the first couple of days unless advised to massage the area by your practitioner.
Apply ice or cold compresses for intermittent short periods for the first day or two to help reduce swelling.
If possible, sleep raised and on your back for the first couple of nights which will also help to minimise swelling.
Flying may also increase the severity of swelling especially in the eye area where the skin is thinner and should be avoided for 5-7 days.
If you are at all concerned about your bruising or swelling, please contact the clinic.
We will be able to assess you initially in person, by video, FaceTime or via a photo.