One of the tell tale signs of dermal filler injections are the bruising that it leaves behind. This bruising can last up to 2 weeks, even with cover-up make-up. With the new blunt tipped injectors, there is minimal discomfort, swelling, and bruising. We can inject the lips, around the eyes, the cheeks, and smile lines without the evidence that traditional techniques leave behind.
The picture below shows a client of ours immediately after injection of Restylane® under her eyes. As you can see, there is absolutely zero bruising. Her eye bags are covered up nicely to make her look well rested.
We still apply numbing cream for comfort and use ice to reduce the swelling. Prior to injections, remember to stop taking vitamins, fish oil, other supplements, as well as NSAIDs like ibuprofen and aspirin.
If you have any questions about injections, please feel free to contact our office at 310-772-2866.