Every invasive treatment, including such favorite minimally invasive options as Botox, holds some risks of side effects, although they are typically quite small in most cases. However, bruises and swelling can hold you back from some of your favorite activities, such as attending a special event or celebrating a holiday with family. It is important to know why you may end up with bruises following your injections, what you can do to help them disappear, and how you can avoid them in the first place.
Factors to Consider with Cosmetic Procedures
Your face is a particularly fragile area that is covered in some of the thinnest skin on your body and filled with thousands of tiny capillaries that feed blood to all of your facial tissues. Any injection is bound to damage these tissues somewhat, and there is a high likelihood that a few small capillaries could be hit as well. When a blood vessel is damaged, a small portion of the blood leaks out, pooling close to the surface of the skin. This blood creates the visible bruise that you may see after receiving injections.
Preparing for Recovery Periods
If you know that you have a special event coming up, try to schedule your injections for at least a week or two prior to give your skin and tissues a chance to heal before the big day. In addition, it is vital to schedule your injections with a trusted, reputable cosmetic provider who understands facial anatomy and who has plenty of experience.