A bruise is a discolored mark caused by blood from broken capillaries under the skin.
The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® have developed a remarkable technique for bruising that occurs post Botox®, injectable fillers, surgery, and traumatic injury. This technique involves the use of a simple and easy method of using the pulsed dye laser with minimal discomfort usually at 48 hours after the injection or injury and sometimes it is performed immediately at the time of the procedure. For those patients undergoing Botox and filler injections in our office, the procedure to improve the bruising is offered at no charge. Visit bcm.edu for more information about pulsed dye lasers.
what can i expect from treatment?
As the number of laser and other cosmetic procedures continues to increase, so too does the anticipated and unanticipated effects. This includes postoperative bruising. Whether after a facelift or filler, or even a traumatic fall, we now have the ability to expedite the clearance of these bruises with the use of the Vbeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser. In only one treatment at our New York City office, clearance of bruising can be quite dramatic, reducing the risk of experiencing the untoward after effect and possible stigma of these procedures.
In an effort to minimize bruising from cosmetic treatments, we often apply the Cearna Ocumend dressing along with Alastin bruise cream at the time of the injections. To learn more about Alastin bruise cream, please visit their website.
Pulsed-dye laser as a novel therapeutic approach for post-filler bruises.
Publication Dermatologic Therapy (2018)
Successful Treatment of Atrophic Postoperative and Traumatic Scarring With Carbon Dioxide Ablative Fractional Resurfacing
Archives of Dermatology (2011)
Rapid resolution of post-face lift ecchymoses
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2013
Bruising In The News
Questions and Answers
Q: Are There Any At-Home Remedies For Bruising?
A: If you do not want to receive laser treatment to get rid of bruising, there are some at-home remedies you can use to try to reduce the appearance of the bruise.
- Alternate between applying ice packs and heat compresses to the bruised area
- Keep the bruised area elevated when possible
- When applicable, apply compression wraps to the affected area
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