Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Post-Treatment Instructions :
Please carefully read and follow these instructions after your PRP treatment. There are minimal restrictions after your PRP injections allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.
1-DO NOT touch, press, rub or manipulate the treated area(s) for at least 8 hours after your treatment. AVOID Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Naprosyn, (all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents), Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver, Essential Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA), for at least 1 week prior to and 2 weeks after your treatment. Remember, our goal is to create inflammation. These listed medications will limit or prevent inflammation, which can diminish your results.
3-If you must take Aspirin for cardiac reasons, you certainly may do so, but this may limit your results. It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your procedure.
4- If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed. We would prefer if you could refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an antiinflammatory.
5-Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment. For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced.
Others include: ➢ Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash ➢ Tea Tree Shampoo (any brand) Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment.
6-AVOID saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.
7-AVOID vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment.
8-AVOID alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.
9-AVOID resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®) or hair coloring or straightening for 3 days.