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Will Ibuprophen Use Ruin Thermage Results?

I had Thermage done on my legs and buttocks about 1 week ago. I was not told anything about not taking anti-inflammatory medications afterward. I take ibuprophen almost daily due to headaches. How much can I expect this to affect my results? Thank you!

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Ibuprofen can affect thermal results

Thermage generates an inflammatory response which causes tissue tightening so, if you take Ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory, it can interfere with the process and reduce the results. All patients having any procedure should be provided with detailed instructions, both pre and post-operatively, to address the use of aspirin, supplements, etc.

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