I just had my first Restylane injection after using Botox for the past 3 years. I had a lot more bruising and sensitivity from the Restylane than I ever had with Botox. Why is this?
There may be several reasons for this. Restylane is injected using larger bore needle than typical Botox injections to the face. Furthermore, Restylane or other fillers are usually injected using a threading technique, which can cause more bruising since it traumatizes more tissue. Lastly, depending on what type of medications you are taking can make a big difference in post-procedure bruising. Medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, Vit E, and certain herbals can increase bruising.