Question Facial-volume: How long will this bruising last

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

I had some done on my face two weeks ago. I sustained massive bruising and it still has not gone away. How long will this bruising last? Is there a chance that the filler has solidified with the blood?

Answer:

Bruises tend to leave in one to two weeks. The swelling and discolouration that occurs with bruising goes in this time also. It would be extremely unusual for there to be so much bleeding that the blood ‘solidifies’ with the filler. In my experience of thousands of filler treatments, I have not seen this before.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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