Bruise Treatment Modalities
Ocumend is La Chelé Medical Aesthetics most popular preventative bruising option! It is a patch that was created to reduce pain, swelling, and bruising with healing for injectables in mind. The Ocumend patches are designed to reduce bruising by 90%. The patch contains a unique combination of arnica and ledum to naturally promote healing. Ocumend Patches are made with transdermal arnica, which means that the arnica is delivered through the skin in a clear patch. The patches stay active for 6 hours, and come with 2 sleeves in a packet. They can be used immediately after injections or applied by patients at home. Using them as much as possible on the day of injection will help prevent bruising and applying it after a bruise has formed, will help the bruise clear faster!
MEND Cosmetic is a dietary supplement created to reduce bruising and swelling, and also to promote recovery. Many of the ingredients in MEND Cosmetic help heal bruising and manage inflammation. Just some of the ingredients are arnica, which helps with bruising, bromelain, to help manage inflammation, and selenium, which can boost the immune system and reduce inflammation as well. Some ingredients in this supplement also are added to promote wound healing. Zinc is very effective in the wound healing process, along with l-arginine, which improves blood flow and circulation. MEND Cosmetic not only works to heal wounds, reduce bruising, and heal tissue, but also to nourish the body with collagen and some essential vitamins.
Oral Arnica Montana
Arnica is one of the most studied herbal supplements in literature to support inflammation and bruising. It is best used starting tablets a few days prior to injection and to continue for a few days after injections. Arnica Montana specifically is indicated for temporary relief of bruising, swelling and pain associated with soft tissue injury. It is ideal for not only filler injections, but also sprains, and strains from overuse or sports injury. Arnica Montana can be purchased at many pharmacies in addition to our La Chelé Medical retail shop.
LED (light-emitting diode) is a non-invasive low-level light therapy. Red LED Light combines advanced red and infrared lights providing a deeper wavelength that reaches down into the dermis to stimulate anti-aging benefits such as collagen and elastin stimulation. Certain LightStim wavelengths can emit light energy that reduces pain and temporarily increases local blood circulation. This increased circulation accelerates your body’s recovery process and temporarily relieves minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, minor arthritic pain, and temporarily relaxes muscles.
Our IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or NeoClear (ND:Yag) lasers can be used to promote bruise healing from an aesthetic procedure. During the treatment, heat from the handpiece will warm up the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Although these lasers are used to help with acne, sun damage, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea, and age spots, they also can be used to speed up healing of a bruise and treatment downtime by stimulating collagen.
Emphasizing Good Practice Techniques with Experienced Cannula Injectors
Often times, if you go to an experienced injector, there is a higher chance that you will experience minimal to no bruising. Although there is always a risk, the more knowledge and experience an injector has, the less likely you will be to experience extreme bruising. With a cannula technique, our injectors will need less entry points to fill an area, meaning that there may be a reduction in bruising as well.