Pre Treatment Instructions for QWO

BRUISING with QWO is part of the mechanism of action. It can be severe in color and
potentially discolor the treatment area for as long as a few months.

To minimize the severity of bruising please remember 1 week prior to your appointment to stop
the following:

  • Supplements such as Omega 3s (fish oil, flax seeds)
  • Vitamin E
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Naproxen (Aleve)

Tylenol is okay.

No alcohol 24 hours before and after treatment.

Day of appointment:

  • BRING COMPRESSION SHORTS TO THE APPOINTMENT! Failure to do so will increase
    the bruising severity.
  • Wear loose fitting garments to the appointment. You will have to completely expose the
    treatment area.
  • The area of injection will be marked with a skin marking pen and may still faintly be
    present after treatment. This will come completely off in a shower.
  • You may be tender in the areas of injection after the numbing medicine wears off.
  • Cold compresses will help decrease any swelling and decrease the possibility of bruising
    (if needed).