Lip fillers are one of the most common treatment areas with dermal fillers. This aesthetic treatment can fill in lip lines, enhance symmetry, define a lip line, and so much more!
One drawback of lip filler is how common bruising is post-treatment. This can be disruptive to your routine, as you won’t get to enjoy the immediate results.
As a lip filler and other injectables specialist, Dr. Whipple is a premier provider in the Rochester region of New York. With board certification in cosmetic and oculofacial plastic surgery, she has a unique knowledge of delicate treatment areas of the face.
Read Dr. Whipple’s tips on reducing bruising after lip fillers below.
What to do before and after to reduce bruising after lip fillers
Medications to avoid
Since bruising typically happens from damaged blood vessels, you want to avoid blood-thinning medications. This is because blood-thinning medications may keep the blood from clotting; clotting keeps bruises from spreading and becoming larger.
Some of the most common medications we recommend avoiding* before Botox or filler are:
- Aspirin like Bayer or Excedrin
- Blood-thinning supplements like Vitamin E or Fish Oil
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
* If you are taking this medication under direction of your doctor, be sure to speak with him or her for permission before discontinuing it.
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Since alcohol constricts blood vessels, it’s best to avoid it for 2 days prior to your appointment for lip filler. Alcohol makes your skin more sensitive to bruising.
Take Arnica supplements before and after
Arnica montana is a supplement that is known to help prevent bruising and swelling. It’s important to get a high-grade form of this supplement, we personally recommend DermaVance Arnika Forte (which is available for purchase in-office or online!).
The capsules are vegetarian and contain arnica, bromelain, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids to speed up healing, plus reduce bruising and swelling from fillers, injections, and procedures.
⚠️ Not all Arnica supplements are the same concentration. Make sure you purchase supplements from a quality provider.
Apply cooling packs
You may find cool packs helpful to relieve any discomfort, bruising, or swelling during the 24 hours after your injections. Be sure not to over ice the area and use the cool packs in 30-minute sessions. Do not use too much pressure or movement on the skin while doing so.
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