In order to make the procedure and subsequent aftercare more comfortable and less tedious, the following are recommended:
- Avoid blood thinning medications such as Asprin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve for at least one week prior to the procedure. It is always important to consult your doctor before the procedure if you are taking any of these for medical reasons.
- Avoid supplements for at least a week before the procedure.
- Avoid topical products or any anti-aging products for at least 3 days before the procedure
- Do not intake any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before the treatment
Following the procedure patients will notice visibly firmer and tighter skin. Collagen will be produces and continue to work over time, rejuvenating the treatment area further. After the procedure clients can also expect to feel mild discomfort, experience bruising and redness as well as swelling. There are medications that can be prescribed to help discomfort and swelling usually starts to go down by the end of the first week. Some degree of swelling may linger for a longer period of time.
What to Expect After Renuvion®
As with most cosmetic procedures there are possible downsides to the use of Renuvion. Below are several side effects that you should take into consideration before making the decision to pursue the Renuvion treatment. We like to keep all of our patients informed of the risks associated with the cosmetic procedures that we offer, allowing you to make a more informed choice. All clients are encouraged to ask as many questions with regards to the procedure as they deem necessary during the consultation, while our board certified plastic surgeons have years of experience under their belts the following side effects are unavoidable for some of our patients.
Possible Renuvion® Side Effects
- Crusty skin
- Mild swelling
What to expect after Renuvion®
- Minimal swelling
- Little or no scarring from incisions
- Pain – this can be treated with over the counter medication
- Tightness in the treatment area
The procedure usually takes 60 minutes and recovery time varies for each patient and largely depends on the area that was treated. Typical recovery spans anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks even though the skin may still seem irritated. Patients usually wear a compression garment for the initial 72 hours for treatments done on the face and for 4 to 6 weeks for procedures carried out on the body.
Ways to speed healing include:
- Reducing salt – salt increases water retention and promotes swelling
- Eating Protein – protein aids in healing and maintains muscle mass
- Staying hydrated – drink no less than eight, eight ounce glasses of water per day
- Avoid tight waistbands – these slow down the drainage of fluid
- Try to walk each day – bit by bit increase the amount you walk, this boosts blood flow and prevents pneumonia and constipation.
- Avoid strenuous activities such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, and aerobic exercise until the doctor says it is okay.
- Your doctor will advise you if and when you can restart your medication, and provide instructions on taking new ones.
- If antibiotics are prescribed take them as directed until the course is complete.
- Take pain medication as directed, if none is prescribed, enquire as to whether you can take an over the counter drug.