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Baton Rouge

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Baton Rouge - Downtown

Weiler Plastic Surgery
240 Laurel Street Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 399-0011
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.–3p.m

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Hammond

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Denham Springs

Weiler Plastic Surgery
921 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 900-7002
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bruise Management after Botox

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BOTOX remains the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the country. Our patients certainly seem to appreciate the rejuvenating effects of BOTOX at our Baton Rouge, Hammond, and Denham Springs offices. And while bruising after receiving a Botox treatment is rare, it can happen to some. Even the best physicians can cause a patient to bruise after administering Botox.

Bruising After BOTOX

Bruising often occurs when the needle knicks a blood vessel, allowing blood to leak below the surface of the skin and causing the surface to appear reddish and/or purple. But there are things you can do to reduce bruising or manage it if it occurs.

Chances of bruising increases in patients who are on blood thinners, such as aspirins and ibuprofens, and in patients who frequently drink alcoholic beverages. Such ingestions increase blood flow, which increases inflammations to the treated area.

How to Treat Bruising After BOTOX

We advise patients to use VitaMedica’s Arnica Montana, which is a natural product that comes from a plant organically grown in the United States and Europe, before and after Botox treatment to relieve bruising and swelling. Arnica Montana can be purchased in the office without a prescription.

Applying ice packs to the treatment area also reduces the chance of getting a bruise by reducing the flow of blood to the area. While ice is extremely effective in bruise reduction and should be applied before and after a Botox treatment, it should never be applied directly to the skin. Instead, use ice wrapped in a thin cloth. If you’ve had dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® injected at the same time, using ice packs can also help reduce the swelling that sometimes follows lip injections. You can learn more about the benefits of combining BOTOX with dermal fillers in this related blog post.

We also encourage taking vitamin C and eating foods high in bioflavonoids to strengthen blood vessels. Such foods include citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, and green teas.

How Long Does Bruising Last After BOTOX?

If you still see bruising to the treated area, no worries. Bruising usually lasts between two and three days but up to seven days in some cases. Keep in mind that everyone heals differently and at their own pace. You can see some of our real patients’ results in our BOTOX before-and-after photo gallery.

If you’re ready to explore whether BOTOX is right for you, choosing a qualified team at a respected plastic surgery office in Baton Rouge can help ensure you achieve excellent results. Use our online form to request a consultation or call us at (225) 399-0001 in Baton Rouge, (225) 399-0011 in downtown Baton Rouge, (985) 902-7770 in Hammond, or (225) 900-7002 in Denham Springs.

 

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