Pre-Procedure Instructions

Rencic Dermatology's Pre-Procedure Instructions to Help Avoid Bruising

Do not take these medications or supplements for 1 week prior to your procedure if possible:

  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Naproxen (Aleve)
  • Aspirin (baby and normal)
  • Prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Fish oil (omega 3 vitamins)
  • Gingko
  • Vitamin E

Avoid alcohol the day before and the day of the procedure.

Arnica montana can be helpful in preventing bruising. It can be purchased at health food stores or online. Take it for 2-3 days pre-procedure and 1 day after.

Icing immediately post-procedure can also help prevent bruising.

Eating pineapple may help.  The enzymes in pineapple (bromelain) are thought to prevent bruising and speed healing.