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Dermal Fillers

How Long Does Bruising Last After Fillers

Dermal fillers have gained popularity and are used by various individuals to add volume to different body parts. This article discusses dermal filler and how long bruising will last after the filler treatment procedure.

In the fast world of changing medicine, several cosmetic procedures have come up to make one look younger and sexier. One of these cosmetic procedures is using Fillers, gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to have a renewing effect and restore volume, smoothen ageing lines and soften creases. However, like any other treatment, getting bruises is much more common than you think.

What are Fillers?

A person can easily obtain several procedures in the expanding market of cosmetic products available online today. You can purchase creams and lotions that all promise to help one feel much younger and getrid of wrinkles and to tell the truth, some of the products out there seem to be doing what they are said to do perfectly. Funt & Pavicic (2013) explained that the most special procedure is using fillers; dermal filler injections are a type of cosmetic procedure that normally uses injections to plump up an individual’s skin and getrid of wrinkles, smooth lines and restore a more natural look on ones face. This procedure normally doesn’t take up most of the time and might only take about 30 minutes. The best thing about this procedure is that onenotices the changes immediately within a short period and feels younger for several months, depending on the system. However, because this procedure might include the use of injections, getting bruises, infections and bleeding is a normal thing. It is seen that the area that shows the most signs of ageing or wrinkles is normally the site that might be more affected by bruising.

What Are The Different Types Of Dermal Fillers?

Several dermal fillers might capture one’s attention, whether looking into this procedure or just gliding through the internet.

Hyaluronic acid (HA)

This naturally occurring acid can be easily found in your skin; it’s usually responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and giving a little sense of volume.But the acid is generally released in smaller amounts as you age, which is where dermal fillers come in. Cavalli et al. (2021)explained that the results usually could last about 6 to 12 months, so it’s a great way to keep the skin younger.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

It refers to a procedure that might include the insertion of collagen and very small balls inserted under the skin. Two or three sessions of this procedure are normally required, although the effects can last about two years or more.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite(CaHA)

Lee & Kim (2020)stated that this filling is usually used to contour the jawline or for deeper wrinkles. This procedure involves a substance naturally found in the bones, and the results of this magnificent procedure can last for about a year.

Fat Grafting

This procedure usually involves using the fat available in the body, preferably mostly from the lower abdomen or other areas, through liposuction. It is then inserted into the cheeks, lips or forehead to achieve the desired results. However, because the body usually reabsorbs some fat, this procedure might require several sessions, although the effects can be permanent.

Should I go for dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are usually considered safe if the aesthetician is qualified and certified. However, the risks of performing these procedures typically include the formation of lumps under the skin, scarring, blockade of facial vessels and infection, but it occurs in rare occasions. Many people might go for dermal filler procedures because they get to see the results instantly, which usually takes less than an hour. The great thing is that one can enjoy the beauty of these procedures for as long as 3 to 12 months, dependingon the type of procedure.

How Long Does Bruising Last After Fillers?

There are several procedures for dermal fillers; however, because of the nature of these procedures, it’s normal to get a few bruises. Like any other abrasion, recovery time might differ from person to person. Bruising is a common thing that happens to you after you have gone through these procedures; however, there are several factors that one can do to ensure that its effects are slowed down. Try not to touch the area in the first hours unless you are applying gel or cream; although this might seem like a normal thing to consider, it greatly works to prevent infection in the area of treatment. You can add extra protection with soft water to disinfect this area; a cold compress or cold packs will go a long way to reduce the swelling around the treated area, but it should be from a doctor’s confirmation. Depending on thebody’s reaction to bruises and recovery period, bruising after fillers usually take about two weeks to heal completely.


Can I Go To Work After My Lip Filler?

Yes. The best thing is that one can resume work right after they perform the procedure, although it might be more advisable to ask the cosmetic doctor first if the work includes heavy physical activities.

How Often Do I Need To Get Lip Filler Injections?

Lip fillers are temporary; because they break down with time, one might need to get top-up fillers every once in a while to maintain their desired look. Most people go for top-up fillers for around six months to about one year, depending on the cost and wanted look.

Where Can I Inject Fillers?

One can get them anywhere. Depending on what a person wants, they can opt to get the filler on one lip or both; better yet, fillers can even be used to achieve a more defined jawline.


Bruises are a natural side effect that comes with these procedures because it involves injections; however, apart from keeping the hands off the treated area, there are several foods one can keep off to help the recovery, such as caffeinated drinks, alcohol, tobacco smoking and high-sugar foods or Niacin-containing supplements. This amazing way of getting rid of ageing lines and wrinkles is new and less famous than other procedures. However, because these procedures are easy and don’t take much time, they are worth trying.


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Lee, M. K., & Kim, M. S. (2020). Neck Rejuvenation with Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Hyaluronic Acid Filler, and IncobotulinumtoxinA: A Case Study. Other you are looking into the ways where you can

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Monika Wasserman