Beauty & Makeup

Newbies Guide to Dermal Fillers – 3 Tips to Prevent Bruising

Puffiness and wrinkles are a part of the aging process that we all have to face. But, there is no reason for them when you can get rid of dermal fillers! Dermafill works by restoring volume in your skin Lost through sagging or thinning; giving it plenty more elasticity so these unsightly signs don’t show up as much anymore—and hopefully never again once our new youthful look takes effect.

Current Medicine

Tell us about any medications you’re taking to avoid bruising from a cosmetic procedure. It is possible to bruise after dermal fillers even if you take herbal supplements. Among the over-the-counter and prescription medications with adverse effects are: 

  • Advil® (ibuprofen) and aspirin are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Lovenox®, Cumadin®, Eliquis®, and Pradaxa®
  • Fish and flaxseed oils
  • Supplements containing omega-3

Natural Supplements

There are several medications and supplements that can increase your risk of bruising following dermal fillers, while others can help reduce the adverse effects of the tiny needles. Arnica montana is a homeopathic supplement available in a variety of forms, such as oral pellets, topical gels, creams, and ointments. 

Our team may recommend taking Arnica montana orally prior to your procedure, and tablets or topical treatments afterward.

Avoid Alcohol

It is not necessary to give up alcohol forever, but if you have scheduled dermal filler injections, avoid drinking alcohol the night before your procedure and the day of it. Alcohol increases blood flow throughout your whole body by relaxing and expanding your blood vessels. This increased blood flow can cause bruising or bleeding at the injection site of dermal fillers.

Keep Your Head Upright

Lying flat on your back after receiving dermal fillers may cause swelling and bruising. To minimize bruising and swelling, we recommend keeping your head higher than your heart for the first 2-3 days after getting dermal fillers.

Ice should be applied to the injection site. The use of ice reduces swelling as well as bleeding by constricting the blood vessels. To increase blood flow and flush out damaged cells, switch from ice to heat after the third day.