How to treat bruises after lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid – This is an excellent tool for lip augmentation and rejuvenation. The procedure with fillers is standard for contouring and is considered safe. However, like any cosmetic product, hyaluronic fillers have a number of contraindications.
If you do not follow the recommendations for skin care before and after lip augmentation, then complications may arise that will affect the rehabilitation period and the final result. How to remove bruises on the lips after hyaluronic acid is described below.
Causes of bruising
Hematoma (bruise) – this is the accumulation of blood in a limited space with closed or open injuries. In this case, a cavity is formed in the tissues, which contains liquid or clotted blood.
The lips are one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Foreign body entry into soft tissues, it starts natural processes in the body aimed at rejecting all that is superfluous in the body.
The appearance of small bruises and swelling after the injection is a normal reaction of the body. At the moment of penetration of the needle into the soft tissues, damage to the vessels and rupture of the capillaries occurs. The released blood fills the space between the cells, as a result of which the skin tone on the damaged area of the lips changes.
The appearance of bruises is also affected by the use anesthetics.
Anasthetic – This is a special chemical compound that temporarily reduces or eliminates sensitivity in general or in a specific area. Before the lip augmentation procedure, a local anesthetic in the form of a gel or cream is applied to the surface of the lips. Painkillers dilate blood vessels. When the filler fills the subcutaneous space, it compresses dilated vessels, thereby causing bruising.
If a large vessel was hit during the injection, then this guarantees the appearance of a bruise. If an injection was made during rehabilitation, then over time the bruise can only increase. It can turn into a large hematoma, due to which you will have to see a doctor.
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In addition to bruising, the following may occur: lip problems:
- Edema. The appearance of a local accumulation of fluid, that is, edema, is a normal phenomenon with an increase. Passes a few days after the injection;
- Itching. May appear as a result of an allergic reaction to the components of the filler;
- Subcutaneous tissue seals. Such seals occur as a result of inflammation;
- Numbness. Occurs due to incorrect dosage of anesthetic.
Most often, they occur due to non-compliance with hygiene rules, strong chemical and mechanical effects, or a cosmetologist’s mistake during the procedure. If any complications occur, you should seek medical help.
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How long do hematomas last?
On average, the rehabilitation period after lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid lasts from several days to a week. Usually, 2-3 days after the injection, the bruises lighten, turn yellow and gradually disappear completely. But, the behavior of each organism is individual, hence the different time for recovery.
Hematomas may take longer to pass if the procedure was used injection anesthesia. When an anesthetic enters the internal tissues, the funds retain moisture in the body, and this greatly complicates vasoconstriction. Therefore, swelling and bruising are observed on the lips longer, lingering for about a week longer. Injection anesthesia is rarely used. Most often, cosmetologists prefer to carry out anesthesia with the help of napkins and creams.
Hematomas also linger rupture of a large vessel. In this case, the bruise begins to grow in size, an infection enters the damaged tissues. Due to inflammation, the bruise can turn into a purulent sac.
If hematomas do not go away for a long time, you should consult a doctor. Do not self-medicate, it can worsen the situation.
Treatment of hematomas on the lips after hyaluronic acid
The appearance of bruising on the lips after hyaluronic acid is the norm. Usually they pass by themselves in a week, leaving no trace. However, if the rules of care are not followed, the rehabilitation period may be delayed. Conversely, if you use a number of simple remedies, then the bruises will disappear in a few days.
Help get rid of bruises ice compresses. Cold is great for healing small bruises and bruises. When we apply ice to the damaged area, vasoconstriction occurs. This contributes to the outflow of blood at the injection site and the disappearance of bruises. You can take any item from the freezer, put it on your lips and there will already be a small result.
The best thing freeze in cubes from medicinal plants. So the skin will not only begin to constrict blood vessels, but will also receive the necessary soothing and care. For the remedy, it is recommended to choose the following plants: chamomile, lemon balm, calendula, etc.
In order to get rid of bruises, you can use pharmacy products. There is a large selection gels and ointmentsdesigned to get rid of hemorrhages. When choosing, you need to pay attention to well-known brands that are trusted by the consumer (for example, Arnika, TraumelS, etc.). It is also important that the product used consists of natural ingredients.
Immediately after the procedure, you need to press the filler and hold it for several minutes. This manipulation will help spread the blood and reduce the bruise.
In the first 24 hours after the injection, the lips are very sensitive and it is better not to expose them to mechanical stress. Do not press, massage your lips, it is better not to kiss. However, in a day you can start doing light acupressure massage lips to speed up the outflow of blood and the healing process.
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Prevention of bruises
To prevent bruising after lip augmentation, you must follow preventive measures:
- Medicines. A week before lip augmentation, you need to stop taking medications that thin the blood. For example, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac or other drugs with similar active substances;
- Food. You should also exclude from the diet foods that contribute to increased blood clotting ….