If you have a tendency to bruise and are having any cosmetic procedures such as Botox Cosmetic® or filler injections such as with Restylane®, Juvederm™, Radiesse® or Sculptra® or any other surgical procedures, please follow these directions:
Limit use of aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s wort, motrin and similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products such as advil or naprosyn for a week prior to your procedure. You may take tylenol.
You may also consider taking arnica in a homeopathic preparation, which may be helpful to limit bruising and swelling. The following will explain about arnica
Arnica to Prevent Bruising Before Procedures
Arnica Montana is a plant found in the northwestern parts of the U.S. and central Europe. Although clinical evidence is not conclusive as arnica has not been tested for these uses, the fresh plant has been chewed to reduce inflammation and bruising for centuries. Today, arnica can be used in the form of pills, creams, gels, and ointments.
The topical creams may be used in addition to the pellets. The cream can be applied immediately after facial procedures and injections up to three times daily for a week after the procedure unless symptoms improve before that.
- Health Source II, 120 East 34th Street
- Willner Chemists, 100 Park Avenue
- Prohealth Pharmacy, 370 Lexington Avenue
- Nature’s Cure Pharmacy, 324 East 34th Street
- GNC, many branches
- University Chemists, 74 University Place
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