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Pre-Procedure Instructions to Avoid Bruising

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Pre-Procedure Instructions to Avoid Bruising

Skin Seriously.

AVOID BRUISING

Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • Do not take these medications or supplements for 1 week prior to your procedure if possible:
    • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
    • Naproxen (Alleve)
    • 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 and Whole Foods and 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.
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