Voluma XC filler in my cheeks. Specific question about vitamins that might be blood thinner
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Medications to avoid prior to injections
With so many patients taking over-the-counter supplements, it can get confusing which ones are beneficial to avoid prior to procedures in order to minimize bruising and swelling. For a week or two prior to injections, I typically suggest our patients avoid taking NSAIDS (aleve, advil, ibuprofen, etc.) and aspirin, vitamins and herbal supplements, such as garlic, and fish oil/omega 3' fatty acid. If pain medication is needed following your injections, it is best to use tylenol (acetaminophen) and continue to avoid any anti-inflammatory medications.It's always best to go over your specific medication list with your surgeon to see what he or she suggests.
Over the counter medicines before fillers
- Call your surgeon and ask about these medicines.
- I prefer patients to avoid vitamin K and glucosamine because they can increase bruising.
- Bruising is the biggest concern with any filler -
- Every surgeon has different preferences - if in doubt, stop taking any medicines that aren't necessary and by prescription.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
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