New Skin by Lovely patients may be concerned about the possibility of unsightly bruising after a Restylane treatment in Los Angeles. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your risk. Here are some helpful tips for preventing bruises related to hyaluronic acid injections.

For several days before and after your injection, avoid using aspirin and ibuprofen. These can thin your blood and increase the risk of bruising. You may also want to temporarily stop taking any herbal remedies that can cause blood thinning.

Don’t drink alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before and after the procedure.

Avoid heavy lifting or exercise for at least 24 hours after your injection. The increase in blood pressure and heart rate can encourage bruising.

Be certain that you are in good hands; experienced injectors have a much lower rate of bruising and other complications.

Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica is a nationally-recognized training center. The clinicians at Skin by Lovely instruct physicians and nurses across the country in the best injection techniques for popular dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid treatments. To get the best possible results from your Restylane treatments, contact Skin by Lovely today for a consultation, and enjoy exceptional service from the most popular medical spa in the Los Angeles area.