For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced. Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.
The PRP Process
Platelet-rich plasma involves taking a small sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate and separate the platelets and plasma from the other components of your blood. This concentrated solution is then injected back.
But WHY does PRP work?
Platelets are the part of the blood that contain growth factors and proteins. These are very important in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissue.
Prior to your PRP Therapy session, our physician will discuss what to expect during your treatment. However, it is helpful to remember that there are a few things to take into consideration before your session:
At least three to four days before your procedure, discontinue anti-inflammatory medications
One to two weeks before your procedure, discontinue any blood thinning herbs, supplements, or vitamins
One to two weeks before your procedure, discontinue systematic steroids
At least one month before your procedure, discontinue steroid injections
On the day of your procedure, eat a full, healthy breakfast and be sure to drink plenty of water.
discontinue use of any of these medications post-procedure for best results:
Anti-inflammatory medications for at least 2 weeks post-procedure
Blood-thinning herbs, supplements, or vitamins for 3-4 days post-procedure
Systematic steroids for 2 weeks post-procedure.
Other important guidelines to follow after your PRP procedure are:
Avoid applying ice or heat to the injection site for the first 72 hours post-procedure
Don’t take a hot bath or go to a sauna for the first few days post-procedure
Avoid consumption of any alcoholic beverages for the first week post-procedure
Avoid showering for the first 24 hours following your procedure
Limit caffeine consumption for the first week post-procedure
3 – 14 days post-procedure guidelines.
At this point in your healing, you should gradually increase your daily activities. This is also when you can begin exercises. Proper exercise is a vital part of long-term results, and we can help you determine which exercises are best suited for your needs prior to your procedure.
Ice can be applied 3-4 times a day for 15-20 minutes as needed for comfort
Anti-inflammatory medications (such as Tylenol) can be taken to help manage any residual pain at this time, take as directed
Continue to avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking, or excessive amounts of caffeine
3 – 4 weeks post-procedure guidelines.
At this point in your healing, we highly encourage you to begin physical therapy to aid in your long-term healing and continued recovery. During a follow-up appointment will be made for you to meet with our physician to review your healing process. It is important that you keep this follow up visit even if your recovery is going well. If there are any adjustments to your customized treatment plan, this is when our physician will be able to make those decisions.