10 Days Before
Avoid aspirin (e.g. Bayer, Excedrin) and other blood-thinning medications (e.g. Vitamin E, Fish Oil) for at least 10 days before injections.
Avoid alcohol for 2 days prior to injections, as it can thin the blood and cause bruising during treatment.
Consider a zinc supplement in the weeks leading up to your injections. Studies have shown that higher levels of zinc in the body are related to higher efficacy of neuromodulators.
Discontinue the use of retinoid (Vitamin A) products for at least 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
3 Days Before
Avoid ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin) for 3 days before injections. Note: if you’re concerned about pain or bruising, you can take Tylenol before your appointment.
Make sure your skin is properly hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of water and using moisturizer in the morning and at night.