Undergoing surgery is a significant step towards improving your health and well-being, but wound care after surgery, actually starts before! A successful recovery journey involves proper wound care to ensure optimal healing. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of essential vitamin injections – vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B complex, and vitamin D – in wound healing after surgery. We’ll discuss the ideal timing to start each injection before surgery and how often to have them following surgery. Armed with this knowledge, you can make informed decisions to support your body’s healing process and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Please note, this is not to say that vitamin injections are the only thing you need to do for proper wound care, they are part of a full programme which we will guide you through at your manual lymphatic drainage massage sessions.
Vitamin C Injection: Building a Foundation for Healing and wound care after surgery
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis and immune function. To set a solid foundation for optimal wound healing, we recommend starting vitamin C injections at least one week before surgery. By doing so, you can support your body’s natural healing processes and minimise the risk of post-surgery complications.
Following surgery, continue with vitamin C injections every week for the first month to bolster your immune system and promote tissue repair. Alternatively, we offer a smaller injection amount every day or so throughout your first week to drip feed the vitamin into your body as it deals with the stress of surgery. We think this is the preferred option, but your lifestyle may not accommodate this.
Vitamin B12 Injection: Boosting Energy and Nerve Support
Vitamin B12 is essential for energy production and nerve health. Begin vitamin B12 injections two weeks before surgery to enhance your energy levels and support the nervous system during this physically demanding time. After surgery, continue with vitamin B12 injections every two weeks for the first two months to combat post-surgery fatigue and aid in nerve regeneration.
Vitamin B Complex Injection: Comprehensive Healing Support for wound care after surgery
The vitamin B complex injection, containing Biotin, Cyanocobalamin (B12), Dexpanthenol, Nicotinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Phosphate Sodium, and Thiamine Hydrochloride, provides a comprehensive approach to wound healing.
Start vitamin B complex injections three weeks before surgery to allow ample time for the B vitamins to work synergistically. Post-surgery, have vitamin B complex injections every three weeks for the first three months to continue supporting multi-faceted healing and immune system strength. After surgery if you wish to supplement this for Vitamin B12 so you’re just having the one injection then that is fine for wound care after surgery.
Vitamin D Injection: Enhancing Immune Function to improve Wound Care after surgery
Vitamin D is essential for immune function and bone health. Begin vitamin D injections four weeks before surgery to ensure optimal levels for the body’s immune response. Following surgery, continue with vitamin D injections every four weeks for the first four months to maintain strong immune function and support the body’s healing process.
Watch Karen from Essential Feeling discuss the benefits of vitamin injections in the wound healing process.
Conclusion on vitamins for wound care after surgery:
Each vitamin injection – vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B complex, and vitamin D – plays a vital role in wound care after surgery. By understanding the ideal timing to start each injection before surgery and how often to continue them post-surgery, you can proactively support your body’s healing journey and achieve the best possible results.
- Begin vitamin D injections four weeks before surgery and continue every four weeks for the first four months.
- Start vitamin B complex injections three weeks before surgery and continue every three weeks for the first three months.
- Begin vitamin B12 injections two weeks before surgery and continue every two weeks for the first two months.
- Start vitamin C injections one week before surgery and continue weekly for the first month or more ideally, if you have booked a course of 6 MLD sessions, then have the smaller dose at each of your six sessions.
- Please note after you have had your surgery, we recommend the red light therapy as part of your protocol and you may also choose to have iPRF injections in order to heal open wounds faster, but this will be later on in your healing journey.
Spreading it out this way means that your body has ample time to absorb the vitamins without an influx all at once. Before making a decision, consult with your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable vitamin injections for your individual needs and surgery. With the right choice and timing, you can optimize your wound care after surgery, expedite recovery, and embrace a healthier, happier you. However, this is your ideal scenario. We are not saying you must do this, just giving you the information to make your own decisions.
To book in for any of our services including vitamin injections, text us today on 07757 946023. Romford, Essex & Central London locations. Please read about the potential side effects of vitamin injections before booking.