Cosmetic procedures are safe and minimally invasive, but minor side effects are possible after injectable treatments. One of them is bruising. But know that there are ways to minimize bruising or even prevent it altogether.
With two offices in New York City, Manhattan Dermatology offers a full range of treatments. The job of our expert dermatologists is to make you look and feel great, and part of that job is to help prevent bruising after your injectable treatment.
Usually, a bruise occurs when the small blood vessels or capillaries just under your skin break. It can happen when you bang into something or when you have a procedure that involves injections. There are two main injectable treatments we perform at our state-of-the-art clinics.
Injectable cosmetic procedures
The first is Botox®, which involves injecting the botulinum toxin into the areas you want to improve. When used cosmetically, Botox can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and lines on the forehead, as well as frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet. Wrinkles come with age, but getting rid of them makes your skin look healthier and younger.
The second main injectable procedure we offer are dermal fillers. This is another minimally invasive treatment that can do wonders with filling in thin lips, creases, contours, and wrinkles. Fillers also can diminish scars, including acne scars. A gel-like solution is injected into the areas you want to plump up and refine.
Tips to prevent bruising after injectable treatments
Choose the right doctor
Expertise and training go a long way. Not only do our board-certified dermatologists come up with a specific plan just for you, but we’re meticulous and precise in all of our procedures, which helps eliminate bruising and other side effects.
Avoid blood-thinning medications
Before your injectable treatment, expect to discuss with your doctor any medications or supplements that you’re taking. They can come up with a pre-treatment game plan. But fish oil, some vitamins, ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin should be avoided for 5-7 days before your injection.
Eating fresh pineapple and using arnica gel can help reduce bruising and swelling. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain and arnica is a homeopathic herb, and both can work wonders before and after your injections.
Ice can reduce the blood flow and reduce swelling, as well as take away any minor pain or irritation you may feel after your treatment. We cool down the treatment area before the procedure and recommend you ice at home.
We take care of everything when you’re in our office, but when you get home, you may need to keep yourself propped up or elevated. Keeping the area above the heart elevated drains fluid from the area that might bruise, and it can also relieve pain and discomfort.
Injectable treatments are minimally invasive and safe when handled by the right doctors. If you’re considering injectable treatments, rest assured that we do all we can to eliminate any side effects, like bruising. Call or click today for an appointment at one of our two convenient New York City locations.