Pre And Post-Care Treatment Instructions for Optimal Results
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING PATIENTS:
✔ Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
✔ Patients with a hernia or history of hernia.
✔ Patients who had abdominal surgery.
✔ Patients with any active implanted devices such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.
✔ Those with active disease states, a hemorrhagic disorder or are on anticoagulant treatments.
✔ Someone experiencing an active or local skin disease that may alter wound healing or someone who has an autoimmune disease.
✔ Patients with a neuropathic disease such as post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic neuropathy.
✔ Patients with diabetes, epilepsy or bell’s palsy.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING
✔ To combat bruising, avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications for 7 days, such as: Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen and Aleve. Also avoid herbal upplements such as St. John’s Wort, Omega-3 capsules, antihistamines, cold and cough remedies or high doses of Vitamin E supplements.
24 hours prior to treatment
✔ Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Any sunburn to the area needs to be fully treated up to 24 hours before treatment. Arrive for your appointment in comfortable clothing. Bring a book, magazine and snack, as needed, for the time of your procedure.
✔ We will provide you with appropriate clothing during your treatment.
✔ Please remove any type of piercing in the treatment area
AFTERCARE SKINCARE REGIMEN
2. Protect: Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or above to protect skin during periods of sun exposure.
What to expect during the treatment:
There may be a sensation of pulling, tugging and mild pinching in the area being treated. Intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping can be common but these sensations subside as the area becomes numb.
What to expect immediately after the treatment:
✔ The treated area may look firm or feel stiff, but this generally subsides within 1 hour.
✔ You may experience bruising, numbness, swelling (sometimes up to a dress or pant size) and soreness. These side effects can last up to 3 weeks.
What to do:
✔ If you are experiencing tenderness or soreness on the affected area, wearing tight yoga pants or applying ice to the affected area can help.
✔ If you are itchy in the treated area, you may take Benadryl at night to help.
✔ 10% of patients experience a rare but normal phenomenon called “late onset pain” that can occur 3-5 days post treatment. This can be an intermittent stabbing pain that is due to the regeneration of nerve endings. If you experience this, call your provider immediately, as further care may be necessary.
✔ You should not have any adverse effects and should be able to resume normal activities immediately including your normal diet and exercise routine.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 203-637-0662.