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Hidden Blood Thinners. Things to Know before you go to your Scar camouflage appointment

Just some interesting little bit of information that may help you pre-procedure.

Are you getting a tattoo?

Have a planned surgery?

Do you have a permanent makeup appointment?

Or are you having skin camouflage treatment?

Alright, now I know Skin Camouflage is not surgery, but even a tattoo has its risks. It is considered an open wound for a few days, so taking care of the area is very important. Although you typically bleed very little during a skin camouflage treatment some medications and foods can increase how much you bleed during your session.

Some people feel that Arnica, a homeopathic medicine, may help reduce swelling and bruising. We have this in many products we use, so we love it. But using it at home before and after can help in the healing process.

Did you know that consuming Asperin, fish oil supplements, black pepper, or even mustard is a natural blood thinner? Surprising, isn’t it?

Yup, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and even certain foods and supplements may make your blood thinner, causing more bruising and swelling right after surgery or tattoo.

Here are some of the ingredients that may make you bleed easily.

  • Fish oil

  • Spices as any member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family, black pepper (Piper nigrum), cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, mustard, turmeric

  • Garlic

  • Vitamin E

  • Aspirin

  • Nattokinase

  • Bromelain

  • Such vegetables as broccoli, garlic, horseradish lettuce, onions, and tomatoes

  • Such fruits as berries, grapes, grapefruits, pineapple, and pomegranates

  • Tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, and walnuts

  • Some fish, like albacore tuna, herring, mackerel, trout, and salmon

  • Drinks like cranberry juice, grape juice, green tea, and pineapple juice

  • Dark chocolate

Important to know

Why is this important to know this before your appointment? The simple answer is: the more you bleed, the more it increases the pain level and pushes the pigment out of your skin. That would contradict the purpose of scar and stretch mark revision and camouflaging. We wouldn’t want that, would we? Therefore, it may help to lessen the amount of consuming the ingredients shown above within a week before your appointment.

Lastly, please keep in mind that I’m not a doctor. This list is merely a suggestion of what could help lessen your chance of bleeding easily. That said, I encourage you to research whether what you consume could thin your blood naturally.


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