28 Jun Banish CoolSculpting Bruises Faster
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure to sculpt and contour the body. Side effects of CoolSculpting are minimal, but bruising can occur at the treatment site. Fortunately, there are many ways to minimize bruising and help bruises heal faster. Patients can maximize their treatment and help ensure that there is not even a hint that they had a lunchtime procedure.
What Are Bruises Exactly?
Bruises are broken blood vessels that are the result of trauma. They go away on their own, but applying ice immediately after CoolSculpting can help minimize blood flow to the area. Cooling these blood vessels lessens the amount of blood that gathers at the treatment site. Ice the area for ten minutes, and reapply after twenty minutes for maximum results. Compression is another tool to help prevent a bruise from forming. By squeezing the tissues, blood vessels are not allowed to leak as much.
If a bruise has already formed, heat therapy can help increase circulation and blood flow in the area. It aids in clearing trapped blood while easing muscle tension. You can also elevate the bruised area above the heart (inversion) to help drain fluid away from the treatment site.
Arnica is a popular herb in homeopathy known for minimizing inflammation and swelling. According to one study, applying arnica oil topically can minimize bruising. Take it both orally and apply it topically for best results. Vitamin K cream can also help because it is a nutrient that aids in blood clotting. It can reduce how severe a bruise is and is readily available at most pharmacies and large grocery stores.
Aloe vera is well-known for helping with sunburns, but it also helps reduce inflammation. Only use pure aloe vera (without additives). Vitamin C has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and helps in all types of wound healing. Available in serums, gels, and creams, you can apply it topically and enjoy an extra boost of Vitamin C internally. CoolSculpting side effects might be nearly nil, but you can help avoid bruising with these strategies. Call Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.