At AVIE!, it is our mission to help you see the best results from every treatment and product we offer. This is why we often recommend specific treatment combinations and regimens for your unique goals, or why we may send you home after a treatment with certain medical-grade skincare products formulated to enhance and maintain your results. There are still more things you can do, however, to ensure you have the best possible experience and results from your aesthetic treatments. Yes, we’re talking about being mindful of the foods you eat before AND after treatment!
It should come as no surprise that the kinds of foods you eat before and after any cosmetic procedure can influence your results. After all, we’re well aware of the effect good nutrition can have on our body’s ability to heal and function optimally.
It is important to consider what you eat ahead of and after your treatment, to help your body fully heal and see your best results. Keeping in mind your own dietary needs or restrictions, here are our recommendations:
Foods to eat
- Lean proteins such as chicken, white fish and tofu: Protein is the building block of tissue, so getting enough healthy protein before and after a procedure can help your body heal and repair.
- Plant-based fats such as peanuts, avocados and flaxseeds: Fats are an efficient source of energy, which is extra important pre- and post-surgery. Plant-based fats often come with plenty of healthy fiber, protein and antioxidants, making them the ideal fat source to support healing and recovery.
- Unprocessed carbohydrates such as whole grains, quinoa, brown rice and legumes: These carbs are known for being high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, helping you regain a healthy metabolism (which can be slowed by anesthesia) and promoting overall healing.
- Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, oranges, spinach and bell peppers: These kinds of foods are high in vitamins A, C and E, all of which are important for maintaining a strong immune system and supporting tissue healing.
Foods to avoid
- Omega-3 fatty acids such as olive oil and salmon: Omega-3 is a known blood-thinner, which is important to avoid pre- and post-surgery to decrease the risk of bleeding or bruising.
- High-sodium foods such as most processed and frozen foods: Too much sodium can contribute to bloating, which is not recommended while the body is healing.
- Alcohol: Like Omega-3 fatty acids, alcohol is also known to thin the blood, putting you at an increased risk for bleeding and bruising.
- Smoking and vaping: These are both damaging to your lungs, which can lead to a variety of health concerns, including impairing your body’s ability to heal well and efficiently after a procedure.
Following these recommendations as best as you’re able for your upcoming cosmetic treatments can help you get the most out of your treatment and the experience itself! Our female-owned and operated team is ready to help you discover your ideal self. For more information and to get started with us, reach out today at (703) 870-3844 or request a consultation online!