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I had botox 2 weeks ago around my eyes in time for my wedding. Unfortunately, a huge purple and blue bruise followed the procedure (which was done with a very reputable dermotologist). I've spent days trying just about anything (including arnica) to get this bruise to subside. I wanted to share with my fellow botox friends out there, I have found a solution. Use vics vapor rub (a small amount) on the bruise and don't touch your eye itself. If you wear contacts, be sure to take them out prior. The fumes will cause your eye to water, but should subside within a minute or two. I do this in the evening before going to bed. After 2 days of doing this, my bruise is almost gone! Just to be sure it wasn't a fluke, I tried the vics on my leg where i have another bruise and after one day of it, the bruise is virtually gone. Amazing!
Taylorws thanks so much for the information. I am going for botox (get it about 2x a year) on Monday and if I bruise this time again I am for sure trying your remedy! I have arnica on hand also just incase. Don't know why I bruised last time from it as I have a skilled injector but some just bruise more then others anyway as we know. So if I do this time again (my bruise was right under my eye too) I am trying the Vics Vapor Rub!
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