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Tips and Tricks: Minimizing Bruising from Cosmetic Injections

Revay Plunkett RN BSN Revay Aesthetics Central Valley

Are you considering cosmetic injections but worried about the possibility of bruising? You're not alone. Bruising from injectables is a common concern for many individuals seeking cosmetic treatments. At Revay Aesthetics, located in Fresno, California, we understand the importance of minimizing bruising to ensure a seamless aesthetic experience. In this blog post, we'll address common questions about bruising and provide expert tips to help you minimize its occurrence.

Understanding Bruising from Injections

Bruising occurs when small blood vessels beneath the skin break, causing blood to leak into surrounding tissues. While bruising can happen after any type of injection, it's particularly common in areas such as under the eyes, tear troughs, and lips.

Minimizing Bruising: Pre-Treatment Tips

To reduce your chances of bruising before receiving cosmetic injections, it's essential to prepare your body properly. Here are some pre-treatment tips recommended by our experts at Revay Aesthetics:

  1. Avoid Blood-Thinning Substances: One week prior to your injections, steer clear of alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E, multivitamins, fish oils, and omegas. These substances can thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising.

  2. Consider Arnica and Bromelain: Start taking Arnica and Bromelain supplements at least two weeks before your treatment. These natural remedies have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce bruising and swelling.

  3. Revay Aesthetics Medical Grade Arnica: We offer medical-grade Arnica supplements that you can begin taking immediately after your treatment to further minimize bruising and swelling.

Managing Bruising: Post-Treatment Care

If bruising occurs after your cosmetic injections, there are several steps you can take to minimize its appearance and speed up recovery. Here's what our experts recommend:

  1. Apply Arnica Gel: Use Arnica gel on the injected area to reduce swelling and bruising.

  2. Cold Compress: Apply cold packs to the treated area for the first few hours after injection to reduce inflammation.

  3. Avoid Blood Thinners: Steer clear of alcohol consumption and medications/supplements that thin the blood to prevent further bruising.

  4. No Pressure: Refrain from putting pressure on your face, such as receiving massages, for at least two weeks after injections.

  5. Makeup Use: While you can wear makeup, wait at least 24 hours after injection to avoid introducing bacteria into the injection sites.

By following these pre-treatment and post-treatment tips, you can minimize the risk of bruising and enjoy optimal results from your cosmetic injections. At Revay Aesthetics, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, providing personalized care every step of the way.

If you're ready to enhance your natural beauty with cosmetic injections, contact Revay Aesthetics in Fresno, California, today to schedule your consultation.