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How To Prevent Bruising from Cosmetic Injections with AccuVein

Purpling and black and blue coloring is not a shade anyone wants decorating their skin. When you go in for a cosmetic procedure and leave looking like you lost a boxing match (maybe not that bad), you certainly can’t be too thrilled. Bruising is a common occurrence for any cosmetic procedure that involves injections, but there has to be a way to avoid this. Well, Acqua Blu Medical Spa’s spa services in Pittsburgh, PA also includes a new and innovative solution called: AccuVein.

Why does bruising occur?

What most patients don’t realize is that their bruising happens because even the most skilled and advanced doctor cannot avoid the unseeable. That’s correct, your blood vessels, concealed by your skin, could not previously be located and avoided with a needle. Instead, it was nearly inevitable that blood vessels were nipped during an injection procedure.

Along with that, the face is also extremely susceptible to bruising because it is very vascular – like a high-traffic zone for veins. In rarer instances, a hematoma can also form due to blood pooling outside of a blood vessel. All of this is now, thankfully avoidable.

How does AccuVein Help?

AccuVein allows us to be able to see the veins under your skin before inserting the needle. Upon seeing where the blood vessels are, the potential for bruising drastically drops. In fact, Dr. Heil has seen a very high reduction percentage (about 80-90%) for bruising during injection procedures.

What is the difference?

AccuVein is like having x-ray vision versus operating blind, guessing where veins are, and trying to map out your specific vein anatomy. Everyone has a different makeup, and veins can be a hit or miss (literally). AccuVein gives doctors the precision they need to make sure bruising is few and far between.

The Solution of Vein Illumination with AccuVein

By using an infrared light, AccuVein will illuminate both large and small veins on any part of the body, including the face. The hemoglobin in the blood absorbs the infrared light, appearing distinctly different from the rest of the skin. This vasculature insight is essential in performing an injection procedure that avoids bruising.

At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, we not only have a bruising solution with AccuVein, but our doctor, Dr. Heil, uses microcannulas to place most fillers. Wherein, the round tip of the cannula will push veins out of the way rather than puncture them. With this combination, a no-bruise procedure is not impossible!

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