Certain medications can increase the risk of complications during injectable cosmetic procedures.

Consulting with Dr. Nikolis before being treated is important, as some medications could increase the risk of bruising or developing other unwanted side effects.

Some common medications that raise the risk include:

• Aspirin: Aspirin can thin the blood and increase your risk of bleeding during or after an injection procedure.

• Warfarin (Coumadin): Warfarin can interfere with the effectiveness of many injectable drugs, including those used in cosmetic procedures. This could lead to serious side effects like significant bleeding or hematoma formation.

• Anti-inflammatory medication: Anti-inflammatory medication can cause extensive bruising and similar side effects when taken near the time of an injection procedure.

This is another example of why the pre-injection consultation visit is imperative when planning treatments.