Patient Pretreatment Instructions

Posted on July 20, 2010 by Ella Fedonenko

Two Days Before Your Scheduled Treatment

Avoid any of the following:

• Aspirin or other blood thinning drugs, herbs and supplements including Vitamin E, Gingko biloba
• Arthritis medicine (e.g. Ibuprofen) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These medications may increase bruising.
• Alcohol
Alcohol impairs circulation, which can affect healing.
• Smoking
-Smoking depletes the body of vitamin C, which will impair healing.

The Night Before Your Scheduled Treatment

Do not apply any creams, lotions, oils, or self-tanners to your legs.

The Day of Your Scheduled Treatment

1. One and a half (1-1/2) hours before your appointment, eat a light meal or snack. This will prevent your blood sugar levels from dropping suddenly, making you hungry during the procedure.

2.. Bring loose-fitting shorts or a leotard to wear during the procedure. Also bring a long skirt or long loose-fitting slacks to wear after the procedure.

3.  If you are taking birth control pills or estrogen, please inform us about it.