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Qwo Pre & Post Care Instructions
Block out time in your schedule for about 1-1.5-hour appointment due to photography at the first visit. Subsequent visits are 30-60 minutes. The injections are relatively quick, marking the areas and mixing the Qwo takes most of the visit!
We recommend purchasing BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:
recommend purchasing BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT: Tight leggings/Spanx/Girdle to wear for 1 week post treatment during waking hours. Bring to treatment.
Alastin INhance- Apply 2 times per day for 3 days before and 5 days after treatment to enhance results and limit bruising.
Do NOT undergo this treatment if you plan to be in the sun within 1 week of the injection. If there is inflammation or bruising and you do not sun protect, this will increase your risk of hyperpigmentation. If you have a beach trip, reapply your SPF to the treated areas every 2 hours for at least 1 month after treatment. Notify our office if you are on blood thinners, as these may result in increased bruising.
STOP MEDICATIONS THAT CAUSE BRUISING 2 WEEKS BEFORE TREATMENT: Aspirin, NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, etc.), fish oil, vitamin E, garlic supplements (garlic in food is OK), ginkgo, ginseng, ginger and St. John’s Wort. You may resume these products 1 WEEK after your Qwo injection. If you require blood thinners for a medical reason like history of a stroke, heart attack, or clot, then DO NOT STOP your blood thinners. If you take aspirin for general health benefits, then it is your choice to stop and reduce your risk of bruising.
If you have a history of infections or herpes to the treated areas, please let us know BEFORE your appointment.
DO NOT GO IN THE SUN FOR 1 WEEK AFTER TREATMENT. Apply SPF to the treated areas every 2 hours while in the sun for 6 months to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation. No tanning beds. Ever.
NO EXTRA HEAT 1 WEEK OR UNTIL BRUISING SUBSIDES: No saunas. No hot tubs. NO EXCESSIVELY HOT SHOWERS OR BATHS.
Expect bruising – this tends to be most intense after your first Qwo injection. We offer lasers to decrease bruise intensity and duration. We recommend waiting at least 48 hours for bruises to mature before lasering. We will schedule your laser bruise reduction appointment after you are injected with Qwo.
We will schedule your laser bruise reduction appointment after you are injected with Qwo. • We recommend Alastin INhance 2 times per day for 3 days before and 5 days after treatment to enhance results and limit bruising.
NO EXERCISE 48 hours post treatment
Wear compression garmet/spandex/spanx for one week following treatment.
NO ALCOHOL INTAKE 24 hours pre or post.
Avoid NSAIDS (ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, etc) for several weeks after your Qwo. These medicines are anti- inflammatory, the Qwo creates inflammation, and we want inflammation to create new healthy collagen and remove the collagen that is causing the dimple!
Other Medications that cause bruising (see above) may be resumed 1 WEEK AFTER. However, if you are in the series, you should just stay off until 1 week after the 3 rd treatment.
PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT (504) 226-7873.
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