Nonsurgical procedures are common. The whole beauty (pun intended) of nonsurgical procedures is there is “no downtime” and they are secret. No one knows why “you look refreshed” “relaxed” “young for your age.” But if you get a bruise… uh oh. There goes the whole anonymity of it all. There is no downtime, but you need to go to work, drop kids off at school, go to the grocery store. If you get a bruise…. How many times are people going to believe you bonked your head on the car door (silly me!) or your kid threw a toy which accidentally gave you a bruise (oh no!) on your cheek?
I had a patient whom I did filler on last week who said, “OH MY GOSH!” as she had the epiphany a woman whom she knows very well who says she was doing “nothing” has for a while been doing fillers. The culprit? How did my patient figure it out? Aha!
So. There is no sure fire way to avoid bruising. When I take a sharp object (ie a needle) and poke it through your skin (sorry, I know it is graphic), you can bruise. The face is very vascular (ie has a lot of blood vessels), and certain areas have higher tendencies to bruise than others. Should we give up? Throw in the towel? No.
There are things you can do to help.
I wrote on this a while ago. See original blog:
Two weeks ahead of time:
Two days ahead
The day of
If you have any sign of bruise, do not work out until the bruise is gone. Once you bruise, it will take a week til it is fully gone. For most women it is not bad, particularly if you have darker skin.
And pray to the anti-bruising angels. There is always a little luck involved.
Please keep in mind: subjects covered in this blog and certain tips and advice are not substitutes for professional medical advice. This blog is for general informational purposes only. If you are considering plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or cosmetic enhancement, you should always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon and/or your general practitioner in-person for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.
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