Avoid any supplements, food or drink that thin the blood (omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, baby aspirin, alcohol etc.) Consider stopping at least a week prior (Alcohol 24 hrs.) to your procedure. Alternatively, if you are on blood-thinning medications, it is very important that you continue to take these. Bromelain found in pineapple is thought to decrease bruising by breaking down proteins that trap fluids in the tissues after an injury.

After your visit

Ice and cold packs to affected area for 20 min intervals on the day of service. Arnica sublingual tablets/pellets work the fastest to eliminate bruises and can be purchased at CVS, Walgreens and Wal Mart pharmacies. Hold off on exercising or bending over for at least an hour after your procedure. Both of these activities can increase the blood flow to your head and increase the risk of bruising.

If severe bruising is seen, please call the office at 321-729-4243.