Q) I had restaylne in the past and it really bruised. the bruises lasted over 3 weeks!! Is juvederm similar in that I will get bruising from the injection?
A) Any needle that penetrates the skin can cause bruising. Placement of the needle and injection technique are important to minimize this problem. Avoid any medications that may promote bleeding (ASA, NSAIDS etc.) Many injectors advocate arnica montana (available at health food stores) to reduce the chance of bleeding.