For 7 days before treatment (to prevent bruising): • Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such as garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and omega-3 capsules.
Bruising and swelling is normal and expected – if bruising is visible, you can start taking oral Arnica and apply topical Arnica cream to areas that are discolored. Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue is common and will resolve on its own in about 2 weeks. Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days to 2 weeks after treatment. If pain continues after 2 weeks, please contact our office. AVOID Excessive animation of the face for 2 weeks. AVOID massage and manipulation of facial tissue for 2 weeks. AVOID aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, laser, ultra sound and micro-needling for 8 weeks AVOID strenuous exercise for 72 hours
Following treatment normal activities may resume per level of comfort. However, no swimming or using hot tubs/whirlpools while redness is present, usually for at least 24 – 48 hours.
Once you feel comfortable and healed, a normal skin care regimen, including makeup or shaving, can be resumed. Be careful water is not too hot when shaving.