BEFORE CARE

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Let’s talk about preparation. There is SO much you can do to help yourself in the days and weeks leading up to your treatment. 

 

Here are some pre-treatment tips to minimise downtime, assist in a faster healing process, reduce bruising and swelling: 

 

  • Stop taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or blood thinning medications you may be taking two-weeks before your procedure. Unless of course, it’s medically necessary [Any and all changes to medication should always be discussed with your doctor]. This type of medication thins the blood and reduces clotting, which makes bruising more likely after the procedure.

  • Avoid taking natural supplements that have the same effect on the blood. This includes a lot of things you may not have thought of; fish oil and all related supplements, omega-3s, gingko biloba, st john’s wart, vitamin E, garlic and ginseng. We recommend you stop taking these two weeks before treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol for a few days prior to your treatment as it acts as a blood thinner. It’s worth the effort as you should have less bleeding, bruising and swelling during and after your treatment.

  • Taking Arnica is reported by some people to assist in minimising bruising in the days leading up to their appointment. [As always check with your doctor before going ahead as it may not be suitable if you have certain medical conditions.]

  • Drink plenty water in the lead-up to your treatment, this helps the skin to be plump and hydrated before your treatment and assists in the healing process.

  • Avoid planning any important work or social events for up to a week after treatment. If you are very susceptible to bruising, make it two weeks.

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