HOW TO ACHIEVE MINIMAL BRUISING WITH FILLERS
The days fly by right? With our increasingly fast-paced lifestyle, we understand that our patients often do not have time to deal with post-procedural bruising. Anytime a needle punctures the skin there is a risk of a bruise, however there are a variety of techniques that we as providers use to help reduce this risk. When injecting filler we inject slowly to lessen the risk of bruising and apply ice and pressure to any areas that may have the potential to bruise. There are some at home tricks that patients can do prior to treatment to help prevent bruising. Avoiding blood thinners such as ibuprofen, green tea and red wine prior to treatment can be helpful. Any prescription blood thinning medications should NOT be stopped prior to treatment without supervision of your prescribing doctor. Arnica is a natural herbal supplement that when taken two weeks prior to treatment can help reduce the risk of bruising by strengthening the capillaries in the skin.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.