Depending on the person, lumps, bumps, bruises and swellings may seem like an inevitable item after an injectable treatment, however, there are ways to avoid them if you pay attention to some details. The first thing you should do is to ask your doctor on special advice and what you should have in mind, and the rest you can read in the paragraphs below.
- Prior to Treatment
Some medicines and some food types can thin your blood if you take them a week before the treatment. You should avoid the following: aspirin, Advil, ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, vitamin E supplements, Aleve, alcohol, garlic, Chinese herbal teas (especially green tea), ginseng, fenugreek and gingko. It is of utmost importance to keep away from even a glass of wine the night before the appointment, because you definitely do not need a bruise and a hangover on the following day.
As suggested by doctors, you should apply a cold pack to area that is to be treated before the injection, and after it as well, for 10 to 15 minutes. Even though it may be a bit uncomfortable to apply ice-cold pack directly to your face, it will, however be miraculous in fighting off and preventing bruises. The cold will make your capillary smaller, thus reducing the chance of hurting them to a minimum.
- Don’t move!
It is normal to feel some tension before the treatment, but just like with any other treatment, you should feel relaxed and try not to move in order for the injection not to hurt nerves or veins. So as to avoid involuntary flinching of your muscles, you can listen to soft music before and during the treatment, you can squeeze stress balls and even ask for topical anaesthetic. Talk about being relaxed, an expert from a Sydney-based facial rejuvenation clinic reports that a patient was so relaxed that she fell asleep during the treatment!
- Blunt-tipped cannulas
If you want to provide your skin with less trauma, pain and bruising, you can ask your doctor about the method of blunt-tipped cannulas. The downside is that not many a place will offer this technique because not many a doctor are trained in using this method. Even though they may cost some extra money, their benefits are obvious and the patients who have gone through this type of treatment praise it due to the lack of pain and the great results. Nevertheless, they are expected to become the standard of injectable fillers in the future.
- Arnica Montana dietary supplement
To reduce bleeding and inflammation, people have been using Arnica Montana since the old ages. You can easily find them in whole/natural food stores, vitamin shops, and pharmacies, and ask for the strongest (12x). You can start using them two to three days prior to treatment, and stop once the bruise was completely gone. You can continue with using an Arnica topical cream or gel only after the bruising has occurred. Have in mind that you should ask your health care provider on further advice about this dietary supplement and see if there are any reasons not to use Arnica.
Taking these five pieces of advice will surely prevent bruising, but if it happens after all, you should not panic because there is a solution to this. You can simply apply colour-correcting concealer palette to the bruised area and see how your problems are solved in almost no time! You should, of course, pick your skin tone match and if it happens that a bruise progresses – you will have a stronger tone there with you in the palette to disguise it instantly.