Pre-treatment Information

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  1. Avoid aspirin for 10 days, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), other non-steroidal medications (Aleve) and Vitamin E for 5 days prior to the procedure, because these medications will make you more likely to bruise. If you have been prescribed one of these medications, ask your doctor before you stop taking it.
  2. Tylenol will not cause bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment.
  3. Plan your procedure so that you can have 4-5 full days before returning to work or important social engagements. Have a scarf or other neck covering available to camouflage swelling and bruising.
  4. Have ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Zyrtec (an antihistamine) available at home for discomfort and itching that may result from the procedure.