Bruising & Swelling after Fillers

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“So what’s the most important thing I stress to my patients before every single skin treatment? There may be bruising and swelling and it may be significant. Okay, depending on a lot of factors that we just won’t know until we cross that bridge. Okay. And it’s not that I mind those, you know, pictures of swollen lips after micro needling at three in the morning.

Okay. I’m happy to counsel you. Just know, just because it’s larger than you’d like, okay? Does not mean it’s going to stay that way. Okay. Trust the process. But that being said, if it does look like it’s swelling and unusual amount and the bruising is continuing to get worse, definitely, you know, shoot me that picture day or night and we can find out whether or not we’re dealing with an adverse event or if we just need to let it run its course.”

Tips & Tricks

For avoiding swelling and bruising after lip filler injections, consider these tips:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements before the treatment. (Ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, fish oil, etc)
  • Stay hydrated before and after the procedure.
  • Use ice or cold compresses immediately before and after.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24-48 hours before and after.
  • Choose a reputable practitioner.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours post-injection.
  • Keep your head elevated while sleeping for the first few nights.
  • Homeopathic Arnica and Bromelain have been highly regarded as supplements to take to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • Stay away from high temperatures and environments that can increase swelling.


*Consult with your primary care provider before stopping or starting any supplements or medicines.*

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