Bruising with Aesthetic Procedures

Bruising has long been a problem whether with lasers or injectibles. To help prevent – no aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn or other NSAIDs for one week prior. Consider taking homeopathic Arnica tablets under the tongue per directions starting a day or two before, unless you have heart disease or high blood pressure, then check with your doctor. Try eating a pineapple over the two days before your procedure. The bromelein in the pineapple seems to help some patients.

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