PRP for Hair Loss

Proper “pre” and “post” care is essential to achieving optimal results from your treatment. If there are any outstanding questions after reading the information provided below, please do not hesitate to call us. We want to ensure all of your questions are thoroughly answered.

prp women 1

Pre-Treatment Instruction:

  • To minimize bruising, avoid the following ~7 days prior to treatment:  
    • baby aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, multivitamins, vitamin E and D, fish oils, and alcoholic beveragesincluding wine. Do not take Herbal medications of any kind, for example Tumeric or Garlic.   
    • If you take a prescription blood thinner continue to take this medication, but let the nurse know when you arrive prior to treatment. These are blood thinners and will cause you to bruise more easily.  Note: DO NOT discontinue baby aspirin or any blood thinners prescribed by a physician before checking with THAT PHYSICIAN. 
  • Avoid washing your hair for TWO days prior to treatment.  
  • Your appointment will need to be rescheduled if you have a bacterial or fungal infection in the treatment area.  Additionally, if you have a respiratory infection or virus your appointment will need to be rescheduled until you are feeling better.   
  • If you have an abrasion in the desired treatmentyour appointment will need to be rescheduled as the area could become infected through injection.  
  • Always inform your clinician of all medications you are taking, as well as any changes in your medical history. 

Post-Treatment Instruction:

DO: 

  • Do ice for up to 24 hours (half hour on/half hour off).  Please be aware that using ice on newly injected skin, or thin and fragile skin, can cause injury.  Frostbite can occur from ice left on the skin too long. 
  • Do use Arnica if bruising is visible.  the bruising will dissipate over the next 7-14 days depending on your individual healing process. 
  • Do make a follow-up appointment with your nurse injector – communication is so important.  
  • Do contact your nurse injector following the PRP Hair Restoration treatment if redness, swelling, tenderness, lumps or bumps appear in the treated area.  

 

DON’T: 

  • Do not massage or manipulate the treated area for 4 hours. 
  • Do not apply ice after 24 hours. 
  • Do not wash your hair for 24 hours. 
  • Do not take hot showers, hot tubs, or saunas for one week. 
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages (this includes wine) for 24-48 hours. 
  • Do not exercise for up to 24 hours after treatment.   

 

Always, follow your injectors advice about post injection care.