Treating bruising to the lips after restylane?

This is a question that I answered for a patient who hadLip Augmentation by another physician:

Prevention is the key to bruising and bleeding. You should always stop high dose vitamin E, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal medication, supplements and any blood thinners 2 weeks before and after your injection or procedures.

These are elements that affect your body’s ability to clot your blood. Hence, if you are on these things during the time of your injection, you will have more of a chance for bleeding and bruising.

I also never suggest Arnica. I recently did a literature search and found that there is no scientific evidence to support Arnica’s ability to prevent bleeding and bruising. In fact, there were actually more evidence of adverse, or bad, effects from Arnica than good effects.

Genetics play a part and some people are just more prone to bruising.

In terms of the size or your lips, you can do something to correct that. The key here is to choose the right surgeon. You want someone that has a great understanding of facial aesthetics or what makes a face beautiful or not. I have discovered a theory on aesthetics that no one has been able to think of before. Our current theories, prior to my discoveries, have recently been found to be flawed.

If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your lips you can have an injection to reduce the size of it. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that can take away Restylane. But you have to go to a surgeon that has experience with it to have a successful outcome.

In terms of bruising, you can alternate warm and cold compresses to the bruised area to help with increasing circulation to the area of bruising.  This should be done after at least the first 48 hours.  The increased circulation could help take away the residual blood products and colored deposits that are left where the bruise is.  Also prudent exercise could also help the bruising.  Again prevention is the key!

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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