We generally advise to let us know about any blood thinners that you may be on or may be taking. As Dr. Echavez mentions, it is okay to tan prior to the procedure, but being sun burnt may make the procedure more uncomfortable.
I do not have my patients do any special preparation prior to CoolSculpting. It would be okay to tan but I would be careful not to get any sunburn on the area to be treated because it would be more tender during the procedure.
Hello! Thank you for your question! The recommendations for the use of these homeopathic medications are surgeon preference. I typically suggest the use of Arnica Montana to decrease swelling and bruising. It is an herbal medication that is propagated from the seeds of an herb. I, as well as my patients, have seen some benefit with the treatment in the postoperative period. Although there is little evidence to its effectiveness, I believe there is some benefit, and no harm. I recommend 4-5 tablets under the tongue 4x/day for 3-5 days prior and 5-7 days after the procedure. Discuss tanning with your surgeon and the use of NSAID's. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
I appreciate your question.
I would stop advil type drugs a week before to decrease bruising but its not imperative
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
The beauty of coolsculpting is that there is no special preparation needed. However, if you have a tendency to bruise I often recommend stopping aspirin etc before the procedure to minimize any bruises from the suction of the applicator.
is a great noninvasive way to get rid of unwanted fat in many areas of the
body. The best thing about it is that you do not need any special preparation
or after care.Unlike invasive surgical
procedures, you do no need to stop any medications or blood thinners, and since
there is usually not bruising, Arnica would be of no use either.Tanning of the skin before treatment won’t
alter your results, but if you had an acute sun burn on the areas for treatment
I doubt your surgeon would want to go ahead with the CoolSculpting until that
settled down. (Applying intense cold to burned skin would be more likely to
cause injury to the skin cells than it would on normal healthy skin) So…go out
there and do all of the things you normally would to enjoy life and you will
still get a great result from your CoolSculpting treatment!
That's a good question. There is no
special preparation for CoolSculpting. Your skin may be more tender if you have
a sunburn, but otherwise there should be no necessary precautions. If you are
on blood thinners, then you may bruise from the vacuum in the machine, but
there is no absolute need to stop them. Patients tend to love how simple the
process is. Thanks for your question!
There are no special preperations before CoolSculpting. I would not recommend it if the area being treated is burnt from tanning as it may become uncomfortable.
There are no special preparations needed prior to Cool Sculpting. If you are going to tan, make sure that you take good care of your skin and avoid any sunburns. Because this is a non-invasive procedure there is not much preparation needed.
I only ask my patients to let us know if they have any open sores. I also let them know that if they take any pain medication other than Tylenol (Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin), they may bruise.