There is usually only minimal downtime when undergoing HA fillers, especially when blunt cannula is used. However, the injection site can be swollen and tender for a few days after the treatment and there is always chance of some bruising. It is very helpful to avoid any blood-thinning medications as Aspirin, Aleve or Ibuprofen one week before your injection. If any of these medications have been prescribed to you, you should check with your prescribing physician before discontinuing. If bruising still occurs, Vbeam Perfecta laser is very effective at diminishing bruising at no time. Those interested in dermal fillers for a special occasion should plan their treatment around special days, allowing for 1 – 2 weeks between their appointment and the event.