Last updated on September 9, 2023
Cosmetic injectable treatments have revolutionised the beauty industry, offering non-invasive solutions to elevate skin health. However, one common concern associated with these treatments is dermal filler bruising. While bruising is a natural and common occurrence, it can be a source of discomfort and concern for many patients.
In this article, we will explore seven ways to minimise bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments so that you can feel comfortable on your beauty journey.
Bruising is a common side effect of injectable cosmetic treatments, but it may be a source of discomfort and concern for many patients. Minimising bruising is essential not only for cosmetic purposes but also for patient comfort. The presence of bruises can cause pain and swelling and limit daily activities.
It is important to note that individual experiences may vary. Each patient’s healing process, pain tolerance, and recovery times for each treatment can differ. It’s essential to understand that what works for one person may not be the same for another.
Nonetheless, to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience, below are the seven ways to reduce bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments.
Avoiding blood thinners is essential in minimising the risk of bruising with dermal filler injections. Blood thinners such as aspirin and ibuprofen can increase the risk of bruising by affecting the body’s ability to clot blood. When a needle is inserted into the skin for dermal filler injections, there is a risk of damaging blood vessels, resulting in bleeding under the skin and bruising.
By avoiding blood thinners for at least a week before your dermal filler injections, you can help reduce the risk of bruising. It’s important to talk to your doctor before stopping any medications, as some blood thinners may need to be stopped for more extended periods to reduce the risk of bruising.
Applying ice to the treated area is another effective way to minimise bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments. This can be done using a cold compress or ice pack immediately after the injection.
The cold temperature helps constrict small blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the area and preventing excessive bleeding and bruising. Applying ice for 10-15 minutes at a time, with short breaks in between, can help reduce swelling and reduce bruising.
It’s essential to be careful when applying ice to the treated area and to avoid applying it directly to the skin. Instead, wrap the ice pack or cold compress in a clean cloth or towel before applying it to the skin.
Avoiding alcohol is another crucial step in preventing bruising with dermal filler treatments. Alcohol consumption can thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding, resulting in bruising and other complications.
It’s recommended to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before and after your dermal filler treatment to minimise the risk of bruising. While a small amount of bruising is a normal response to dermal filler injections, excessive bruising can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
By avoiding alcohol, you can help ensure that your blood can clot properly and reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Choosing an experienced injector is crucial in minimising the risk of bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments. An experienced injector will have a deep understanding of the anatomy of the face and the location of the blood vessels and soft tissue beneath the skin.
During the injection process, an experienced injector will use a gentle touch and precise technique to reduce skin and underlying tissue trauma. This can help reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising and ensure the product is injected into the correct location for optimal results.
Choosing an injector who understands the importance of matching the product to the patient’s skin tone and facial structure is also essential. Using the wrong product or injecting it into the wrong location can increase the risk of bruising and other complications.
When choosing an injector, research and look for someone with extensive experience and training in cosmetic injectable treatments. Ask to see before-and-after photos of their previous patients and read reviews from others to get a sense of their skill and bedside manner.
Using a gentle touch is essential in minimising the risk of bruising with cosmetic injections. When administering injections, it’s essential to use a precise technique that avoids unnecessary skin and underlying tissue trauma.
Applying too much pressure or using a too-large needle can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Using a gentle touch and a precise technique, the injector can lessen the risk of complications and ensure that the product is injected into the correct location for optimal results.
Avoiding vigorous exercise is essential in preventing bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments. Exercise can increase blood flow to the treated area, resulting in bleeding and bruising.
During exercise, the heart pumps faster and harder, which increases blood flow to the muscles and other tissues. When blood vessels near the skin’s surface are dilated, they are more susceptible to damage and bleeding, resulting in bruising.
To prevent bruising with cosmetic injectable treatments, avoiding vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours after the treatment is recommended. This allows the treated area to heal and reduces the risk of bleeding and bruising.
If you have any more questions about any of our treatments or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, you can find some more FAQs below that may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
No, applying heat to the treated area is not recommended, as this can increase blood flow and worsen bruising. To avoid bruising, it’s advisable to stick to using ice packs or cold compresses on the area for the first 24-48 hours after your injection.
Bruising can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the individual and the type of filler injections received. Some areas of the face may be more prone to bruising than others. Some people may be more susceptible to bruising due to medication use, medical history, or skin sensitivity.
Yes, maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can help speed up the healing process after dermal filler injections and avoid bruising. Adequate sleep and hydration are essential for supporting the body’s natural healing processes, while a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients can help promote healthy skin and tissue regeneration.
You can apply makeup to a bruised area after dermal filler injections. However, it’s essential to be gentle and avoid applying too much pressure to the area. Dermal fillers can cause bruising due to the injection process, and applying makeup too aggressively can exacerbate the bruising and prolong the healing process.
When applying makeup to a bruised area after dermal filler injections, use a light touch and apply the makeup in thin layers. Use a concealer with a yellow or green undertone to help counteract the red or purple tones of the bruise.
During the dermal filler injection, some people may feel slight discomfort or a pinching sensation. However, most dermal fillers nowadays contain a local anaesthetic, which helps to numb the treated area and minimise any discomfort. Additionally, the dermal filler injection process is relatively quick, and any discomfort experienced usually subsides immediately after the procedure.
However, it is crucial to note that individual experiences may vary. Different patients will heal differently and have different pain thresholds.