TWO WEEKS BEFORE INJECTIONS
- Foods and Medications to Avoid. Two weeks before your appointment try to avoid nuts, seeds, fish, fish oil, NSAIDs, supplements, and anything that prolongs bleeding. This will significantly help minimize bruising, bleeding, and swelling.
- Arnica Supplements. You can start Arnica supplements a week prior to injection to help with post injection bruises. Arnica helps to speed up the fading away of bruises.
- Medications and Supplements. Talk to your primary care doctor or physician specialist. If you are on blood thinners, you may need to stop these a few days to weeks prior to your treatment. Speak to your prescribing physician regarding safety of stopping and restarting these medications. We do not recommend patients that are on life saving medications stop their medications in order to have any cosmetic procedures performed.
- Hair Care Prior to Treatment. You may continue any hair loss treatments up until day of treatment including Minoxidil (Rogaine) and hormone blocking medications. Hair can be colored or highlighted up to 7 days prior to treatment date.
DAY OF INJECTIONS
- Eat and drink before your treatment. It is not uncommon for patients to “pass-out” or get lightheaded during their injection. Having a good blood sugar and being hydrated will make it less likely that you will feel queasy during your treatment.
- Minimize hair gels, hair sprays or other topical hair products day of procedure. Please avoid hair gel, hair sprays, spray hair colors or other topical hair products day of treatment. Wash your hair the day of your treatment.
- 20 – 30 minutes of topical numbing recommended. We recommend numbing cream application prior to dermal injections. The numbing cream needs 20 – 30 minutes to exert its full effect. Please come 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
- Reserve your next appointment. Most of our physicians book out months in advance. We always recommend that you schedule your next appointment before leaving. PRP injection treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks.