- Discontinue Supplements, Herbs, and Medications a Week Prior to Treatment
One week before the treatment discontinue the use of the following: Ibuprofen/Aspirin (Aleve, Advil, etc.), Gingko Biloba, cod liver oil, flax oil, garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and other essential fatty acids like omega 3, CLA, GLA, and DHA or EPA.
- Avoid Laser Treatments or Chemical Peels
One to two weeks leading up to the treatment, avoid any types of laser treatments or chemical peels.
Foods Can Impact Your Results. Here are Some Additional Guidelines
1-2 Days Prior to Treatment
Prior to treatment (24 to 48 hours), it’s essential not to consume or use any of the following:
- Niacin supplements
- Spicy foods
- Refined carbohydrates (including foods containing added sugar, corn syrup, fructose, etc.)
- High sugar foods
- High sodium foods
For the 24 hours immediately after your treatment, avoid the following:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Strenuous exercise
- Extreme cold temperatures
- Massaging and/or pressing on the treated areas
- Sun/Heat exposure; tanning beds
48 hours after your treatment, you may resume using Gingko Biloba, cod liver oil, flax oil, garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and other essential fatty acids.
72 hours to one week after your treatment (depending on sensitivity), you may return to your normal diet, including refined carbohydrates, high sugar foods, high sodium foods, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, and flush-free Niacin.
Special Note: If you are contemplating other procedures such as a Chemical Peel or Laser Treatment after the procedure, inflammation could be a possible result. However, this can be lessened by having additional procedures at least one to two weeks before or after the treatment.