Arnica Montana & Other Supplements 

The following recommendations are just that... recommendations.

These supplements and steps below are not mandatory for a procedure - nor do they guarantee a perfect outcome. However, we do feel that they may help to improve your results. Whether you follow all, part or none of these recommendations is entirely up to you and your doctor.  Personally, I do believe Arnica is amazing. I can almost always tell if a client took this supplement as soon as I start working on the skin. 

The following supplements can be purchased from Amazon, Whole Foods Market, or any Nutrition Store.

  • Arnica Montana  (30c tablets. Not cream!)

  • Vitamin C  (Take 500 mg once or twice a day).

  • Bromelain (Take 500 mg - two times on the day before your procedure)

  • Pineapple

  • Bromelain

  • Leafy Green Vegetables

Because homeopathic medicines are not as strong when the concentration of the active ingredient is lower, 6X, 12X, and 30X medicines are considered relatively low potency. Those labeled 30C or 200C are considered high potency.

Arnica Montana  (pills, not cream) 

​Arnica montana is derived from a flower called a mountain daisy. It is a homeopathic remedy for bruising and trauma. Homeopathic arnica may also be helpful for injury, swelling, shock, and severe insect stings. Taking arnica before and after treatment here, or surgery or dental procedure elsewhere may prove to minimize pain, swelling, and bruising.

 

There are a variety of DOSAGES:   The most common being 30c tablets.

There are multiple strengths of Arnica Montana (pills). You may purchase the one that you and your doctor or nutritionst feel would be best for you. Take all supplements as directed on the bottle. You should purchase 30c tablets. Obtaining the correct dosage is important as it reflects the dilution. A 30x dosage is much more concentrated.  Take as directed on the bottle for a week following your procedure. 

Start taking 1-14 days prior to your procedure and continue taking for a couple of weeks while healing. Arnica Montana really helps to speed healing and reduce bruising, inflammation & swelling. Some people take a double dose of Arnica Montana (30c dosage) the night before their procedure.  Arnica Montana is available on Amazon, Whole Foods Market, or Nutrition stores.

  • Be sure not to touch the pills.

  • Twist the pills from the blue bottle into the cap. Drop them under your tongue and let them dissolve. Do this about 15 minutes to 30 minutes before eating.

  • UNDERGOING MEDICAL CARE?  PLEASE GET PERMISSION FROM YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BOOKING A TREATMENT WITH US.

  • SOME PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO ARNICA MONTANA. If you don't feel right after taking a dose, please discontinue use.

  • Start consuming Pineapple, Bromelain, and Leafy Green Vegetables instead of Arnica Montana, especially if you are allergic to Arnica Montana.​

  • Vitamin C  (Take 500 mg once or twice a day).

Vitamin C promotes healing and is a free-radical scavenger. Look for Vitamin C that is time-release and pure (that is, not mixed with any bioflavonoid or anything else).

  • Bromelain (Take 500 mg - two times on the day before your procedure)

Continue for five more days after treatment. This pineapple enzyme decreases bruising.

MORE GREAT TIPS! (This is a recap from a previous page.)

Good general health, proper nutrition, and a good attitude... are ALL integral parts of the healing process. Swelling, edema, bruising, discoloration, scar formation, redness, and the time you take to heal – all are influenced by your diet and, especially in the weeks prior to and just following your procedure.

WHAT TO IMPLEMENT

  • Drink plenty of water every day. (Our bodies are 70% water, and all of that water needs to be continuously replaced.)

  • Drink eight ounces of water 30 minutes before each meal.

  • Eat five times a day: three meals and two snacks.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables and less pasta, bread, grains, and cereals.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.

  • Have a small snack a half hour before exercising.

  • Have a small snack before bedtime.

WHAT TO AVOID

  • Eliminate cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke completely before and after your procedure. Cigarette smoke (including secondhand smoke) affects your lungs, heart, blood vessels, and the way in which wounds heal. It changes the way topical anesthetics work during surgery and can have a profound impact on your results.

  • Do not use any other herbs or supplements prior to your procedure.

  • While some herbs and supplements can contribute to a healthier, longer life, new evidence proves that their benefits are derived mainly by functioning as blood thinners.  However, using a blood thinner prior to your procedure may complicate the application process as well as prolong healing. With this in mind, you should also eliminate alcohol and drugs such as steroids, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines.

  • It is imperative that you do not take any non-prescription dietary supplement, vitamin, or herbal or homeopathic medicine for at least two weeks prior to your treatment.

PRE-PROCEDURE CHECKLIST -

THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE, BE SURE TO READ THE PLAN AHEAD,  PRE/POST CARE PAGES. and please be sure to read OUR POLICIES PAGE. 

  • PRE MEDICATION: 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTIFICIAL JOINTS AND ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEETH CLEANED, YOU MUST ALSO PRETREAT PRIOR TO PERMANENT MAKEUP AS WELL. Plan to have your medication ready to go on the day of your procedure.

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  • ALLERGY SKIN TESTING:

If you want an allergy skin test, you must schedule it a minimum of 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur. This step may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, but is not a guarantee that a future reaction will not occur.  In all the years that we've been in business, we have not had one client present a problem. However, we know it's possible since there are documented cases of allergic reactions, they are just extremely rare. If you have very sensitive skin or suffer from allergic skin reactions, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary test. 

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AT ALL, PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR AND PLEASE BRING THEM UP FOR DISCUSSION PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE.

  • IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD A STAPH INFECTION OR SEPSIS, WE NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE.

  • Stop taking all aspirin and blood-thinning supplements and vitamins.

  • Stop all anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, and any medications that contain aspirin.

  • Stop taking Vitamin E, except what is included in your multivitamin.

  • Stop smoking and avoid all secondhand smoke. Either form of smoke can prolong the healing of wounds.

  • Maintain a healthy diet.

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE

  • Limit excessive use of alcoholic beverages, as they can thin the blood and cause bleeding.

  • Start your supplements and vitamins as recommended.

  • Follow the pre-procedure diet outlined above.

  • Fill any necessary prescriptions. (ie: antiviral meds for lip procedure, 

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO PROCEDURE

  • Get proper nutrition and rest.

  • Start taking approved supplements

  • Do not stay up late or work long hours. 

  • Stop using anti-aging products such as Obagi, and Retin-A or any other acid or mechanical exfoliators.

  • LIP PROCEURES:  If you've ever had a cold sore, (even 1) you'll need to be on an antiviral medication... To reduce the chances of a breakout during healing.

THREE DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE​

  • Stop all skin creams. Use cleansers only.

  • Stop exercising.

  • If you are having eyeliner, be sure to remove any lash extensions at least 3 days prior to the procedure. 

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE​

  • Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine.

  • Remember: When cleansing your face only, use cleanser only - NO Moisturizer on forehead or temples.

  • Remember to take your approved supplements.

THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE

  • IF YOU ARE SICK, RUNNING A FEVER - PLEASE STAY HOME. WE WILL RESET YOUR APPT.

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY ACTIVE SKIN OUTBREAKS NEAR THE AREA TO BE TREATED, WE MUST RESET YOUR APPOINTMENT.

  • Shower in the morning and wash and condition and style your hair as normal. 

  • Remember, cleanse your face only - use no Moisturizer on forehead or temples.

  • You may wear makeup, but you may also come with a clean face too.

  • Wear comfortable clothes.

  • If you are having eyeliner, Do not wear contact lenses today. Bring your glasses instead and be sure to bring sunglasses.

  • Take any necessary precriptions. 

  • DON'T BE SCARED! This is your day to be happy, have fun and get treated like the Queen that your are! 

 

 

 

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PRE-PROCEDURE CHECKLIST: ​ FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS, PLEASE SET A REMINDER TO COME BACK HERE TO READ OVER THE RECOMMENDED INFORMATION IN THE FOOTER OF THIS WEBSITE ON HOW TO BEST PLAN FOR A PROCEDURE. 

 

Good general health, proper nutrition, and a good attitude... are ALL integral parts of the healing process. Swelling, edema, bruising, discoloration, scar formation, redness, and the time you take to heal – all are influenced by your diet, especially in the weeks prior to and just following your procedure.

IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH ISSUES, WE NEED YOUR DOCTORS CLEARANCE TO PERFORM A PROCEDURE IF YOU HAVE HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH ISSUES: ​

  • SHINGLES

  • STAPH INFECTION

  • SEPSIS

  • DIABETES

  • PRE-MEDICATION: 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTIFICIAL JOINTS AND ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEETH CLEANED, YOU MUST ALSO PRETREAT PRIOR TO PERMANENT MAKEUP AS WELL. Plan to have your medication ready to go on the day of your procedure.

  • ALLERGY SKIN TESTING:

Since 2002, I have never had a client present an allergic reaction after a procedure we've performed here at Permetika. However, we know it's possible since there are documented cases of allergic reactions, they are just extremely rare. If you have sensitive skin or just want to take every precaution, we can perform an allergy skin test for you at NO CHARGE. However, they must be performed at least 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur.

 

NOTE: While Allergy Testing may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, it is not a guarantee that a future reaction will not occur.  

PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT, TRY TO GET YOUR BODY IN THE BEST SHAPE POSSIBLE. 

  • Try to drink eight ounces of water 30 minutes before each meal. (Our bodies are 70% water, and all of that water needs to be continuously replaced.)

  • Eat five times a day: Three meals and two snacks.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Eat less pasta, bread, grains, and cereals.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.

  • Have a small snack a half hour before exercising.

  • Have a small snack before bedtime.

WHAT TO AVOID  - AS SOON AS YOU CAN - OR AT LEAST A FEW WEEKS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • Eliminate cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke completely before and after your procedure. Cigarette smoke (including secondhand smoke) affects your lungs, heart, blood vessels, and the way in which wounds heal. It changes the way topical anesthetics work and can have a profound impact on your results.

  • Do not use any other herbs or supplements prior to your procedure. While some herbs and supplements can contribute to a healthier, longer life, new evidence shows that their benefits are derived mainly by functioning as blood thinners.  However, using a blood thinner prior to your procedure may complicate the application process since it may cause you to bleed more which, prolongs healing.

  • You should also eliminate alcohol and drugs such as steroids, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines.

  • It is imperative that you do not take any non-prescription dietary supplement, vitamin, or herbal or homeopathic medicine for at least two weeks prior to your treatment.

 

  • PRE-MEDICATION: 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ARTIFICIAL JOINTS AND ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-TREAT WITH ANTIBIOTICS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEETH CLEANED, YOU MUST ALSO PRETREAT PRIOR TO PERMANENT MAKEUP AS WELL. Plan to have your medication ready to go on the day of your procedure.

  • ALLERGY SKIN TESTING:

If you want an allergy skin test, you must schedule it a minimum of 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur. This step may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, but is not a guarantee that a future reaction will not occur.  In all the years that we've been in business, we have not had one client present a problem. However, we know it's possible since there are documented cases of allergic reactions, they are just extremely rare. If you have very sensitive skin or suffer from allergic skin reactions, we welcome you to schedule a complimentary test. 

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE

  • DO NOT STOP TAKING ANY PRESCRIPTIONS WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION!

  • Stop taking all aspirin and blood-thinning supplements and vitamins.

  • Stop all anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, and any medications that contain aspirin.

  • Stop taking Vitamin E, except what is included in your multivitamin.

  • Stop smoking and avoid all secondhand smoke. Either form of smoke can prolong the healing of wounds.

  • Maintain a healthy diet.

  • Limit excessive use of alcoholic beverages, as they can thin the blood and cause bleeding.

  • Start your supplements and vitamins as recommended.

  • Follow the pre-procedure diet outlined above.

  • Fill any necessary prescriptions. (ie: antiviral meds for lip procedure, 

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE

  • Get proper nutrition and rest.

  • Start taking approved supplements

  • Do not stay up late or work long hours. 

  • Stop using anti-aging products such as Obagi, Retin-A, or any other acid or mechanical exfoliators.

  • LIP PROCEDURES:  If you've ever had a cold sore, (even 1) you'll need to be on an antiviral medication... To reduce the chances of a breakout during healing.

THREE DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE​

  • Stop all skin creams. Use cleansers only.

  • Stop exercising.

  • If you are having eyeliner, be sure to remove any lash extensions at least 3 days prior to the procedure. 

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE​

  • Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine.

  • Remember: When cleansing your face only, use cleanser only - NO Moisturizer on forehead or temples.

  • Remember to take your approved supplements.

THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE

  • IF YOU ARE SICK or RUNNING A FEVER - PLEASE STAY HOME. WE WILL RESET YOUR APPT.

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY ACTIVE SKIN OUTBREAKS NEAR THE AREA TO BE TREATED, WE MUST RESET YOUR APPOINTMENT.

  • Shower in the morning and wash and condition and style your hair as normal. 

  • Remember, cleanse your face only - use no Moisturizer on the forehead or temples.

  • You may wear makeup, but we prefer you come with a clean face.

  • Wear comfortable clothes.

  • If you are having eyeliner, Do not wear contact lenses today. Bring your glasses instead and be sure to bring sunglasses.

  • Take any necessary prescriptions. 

  • DON'T BE SCARED! This is your day to be happy, have fun, and get treated like the Queen that you are!