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Plastic Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000040
Departments: Pharmacology Department

Stop “Cruising for a Bruising”: Mitigating Bruising in Aesthetic Medicine

Brennan, Connie RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC

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The quest to restore a more youthful appearance by filling and volumizing facial deformities and deficiencies continues to be an ongoing pursuit in the noninvasive aesthetics market. Bruising can result from the delivery of neuromodulators and dermal fillers—common tools in the aesthetic provider's armamentarium to combat the ravages of aging. There are steps both the aesthetic provider and the client can take to minimize the potential for bruising. This article focuses on the etiology of bruising, the pharmacological and herbal agents to avoid prior to an aesthetic procedure, techniques to utilize during aesthetic procedures that lessen the potential of bruise formation, and pharmacological and herbal agents to administer after an aesthetic procedure to ultimately mitigate bruise formation.

Copyright © 2014 by American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses


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