How Can I Prevent Bruising from Dermal Fillers?

Published on: December 28, 2017

Dermal fillers can do wonders for your appearance, especially as you get older. Filler injections can help lips look fuller, minimize the appearance of lines, soften the cheeks and help eye bags disappear. Dermal filler injections can be completed in a simple office visit and do not require downtime in most cases. However, one drawback is that bruising can be left at the injection sites in some cases, leaving evidence of your procedure on your face. If you want to eliminate this side effect, choose a plastic surgeon that offers bruise-free facial filler injections.

What are Bruise-Free Filler Injections?

When dermal fillers are injected with a hypodermic needle, there is a good chance bruising will occur. There are many tiny blood vessels under the facial skin that can be ruptured by the sharp point on these needles. This causes bruising at the injection site that can last for days after your procedure.

Bruise-free filler injections are performed using a specialized needle. These are referred to as blunt-tip cannulas, which are not sharp or pointed enough to pierce blood vessels. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the blunt-tip needles only push the blood vessels to the side, leaving them intact and preventing bruising. Facial plastic surgeons that prefer this technique often use micro-cannulas that only require one injection to deliver filler to a larger area, also reducing the discomfort of this procedure.

If you want the benefits of dermal fillers without the side effect of bruising, find a facial plastic surgeon that offers bruise-free filler injections. This method is a less painful option to get the look you desire, without leaving noticeable evidence of your procedure behind.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

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