Avoid aspirin (any product containing acetylsalicylic acid), vitamin E, St. John's wort, and other dietary supplements including; ginkgo, evening primrose oil, garlic, feverfew, and ginseng for 2 weeks.
Avoid ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and alcohol for 2 days.
If possible, come to your appointment with a cleanly washed face.
Skin redness and swelling in the treatment area are common. This should resolve within a few days. If it persists longer than 3 days contact your physician.
Do not massage the treated areas on the day of treatment.
Avoid applying heat to the treated area on the day of treatment.
Avoid activities that cause facial flushing on the day of treatment including consuming alcohol, exercising, and tanning.
Gently apply a cool compress or wrapped ice pack the the treated areas for fifteen minutes every few hours as needed to reduce discomfort, swelling, or bruising up to a few days after treatment. If bruising occurs it typically resolves within 7-10 days.
After treatment oral SinEcch and/or topical Amica Montana may reduce bruising and swelling.
If 1-2 weeks after treatment you feel that you require a touch-up please contact the office.