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Is there any way i can prevent bruising from juvederm injections? bruises seem to take forever to heal on me, so i'd like to try to avoid them when i get my juvederm treatment. do you have any advice for how to do that?

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
You : You can avoid blood thinner medications and supplements from 10 days before your procedure to help with avoiding bruising. Some patients also find that taking arnica helps with bruising as well.
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Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I agree with avoiding Aspirin or motrin-containing products for at least 2 weeks before treatment. I use iced compresses during treatment with my patients but bruising can occur in the most expert injector's hands. Best of luck. Dr. Edwards.
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You should definitely avoid taking blood thinners, but what's more important is that you take vitamin k daily. Vitamin k will prevent bruising effectively especially if take regularly. Speak to your doctor for more details. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 31 years experience
Bruising : Icing the treated areas following juvederm treatment and stopping all blood thinners such as Aspirin prior to treatment per your doctors permission will help reduce bruising.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Filler: You can avoid aspirin and nsaids for a few weeks before injection.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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