How to make your injection experience a more pleasurable one:

People ask me all the time what they can do to prepare for the injections. Most of the time, there is no serious preparation necessary.

I usually tell my patients, if they can, to stop any blood thinning medications and or supplements. This would include: Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, aspirin, herbal supplements, green tea, vitamin E, and others. This will reduce the possibility of bruising.

And of huge importance, always come to your appointment well hydrated and well nourished. Those patients that are hungry and/or dehydrated tend to experience more lightheadedness and in rare exceptions, can faint. It’s not a big deal, but is it is completely avoidable by coming to your appointment well hydrated and nourished.