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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)  & Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

All you need to know prior to your treatment

Before PRP & PRF Facial

7 days before ​

  • Avoid chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, Laser treatments, or threading

  • Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids, and multivitamins, a minimum of 7 days (preferably 14 days) prior to treatment. It is fine to continue iron and vitamin D. Do not discontinue if your medication is prescribe. 

  • If you are taking any blood thinners, please let us know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin and Heparin.

  • Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRP works.

  • You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.

  • Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments.

  • Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure.

3 days before 

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, or other “anti-aging”, “acne”, and “bleaching” products. Also AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher

  • Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.

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Skincare

During  PRP & PRF Facial

  • Please arrive to the office with a “clean face”. Do not wear makeup. No lotions, makeup or other topical products should be applied on the day of the procedure.

  • If the area to be treated requires shaving due to hair involvement, please shave the area the evening prior to your visit, to avoid any trauma or rash from shaving.

  • A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied for about 45 minutes prior to your procedure.

After PRP & PRF Facial

  • You may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment.

  • You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.

  • You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This typically diminishes within the same day or within 24 hours.

  • If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Paracetamol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if necessary.

  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.

  • Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours.

  • Do not pick or scratch treated skin but instead keep it moisturized.

  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 24 hours following your treatment.

  • Make sure you only use clean linens and towels during the healing process.

  • Avoid pets and small children having contact with treated skin for the first 12 - 24 hours.

  • During the healing phase, be sure to disinfect your cell phone or landline phone with alcohol wipes before use. Try to avoid your treated skin’s contact with the phone by choosing a hands-free option.

Aftercare PRP & PRF Facial

  • Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).

  • Use a gentle cleanser (i.e. Avene Clean-Ac Cleanser) and tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours.

  • Use a gentle moisturizer as needed.

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, including tanning booths, and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher.

  • Avoid warm environments (i.e., hot tubs, jacuzzis, steam rooms, hot yoga, saunas, etc.) for 3 days post treatment.

  • By day two or three, your skin may feel a bit dry. This is normal and will resolve on its own.

  • You may return to your skin care products and makeup when your skin is not irritated, typically 4 -5 days after treatment.

  • You will begin to see improvements in the overall texture and tone shortly after your treatment, but the overall effects take up to 3 months, for optimal improvement.

  • New collagen formation takes 4-6 weeks to develop; please be patient.

  • It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit.

Aftercare PRP & PRF Facial

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Before PRP & PRF for Hair Loss

7 days before 

Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids, and multivitamins, a minimum of 7 days (preferably 14 days) prior to treatment. It is fine to continue iron and vitamin D.

If you are taking any blood thinners, please let your provider know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin and Heparin.

Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRP works.

You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.

Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments.

Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure.

 

3 days before

 

Minimize or avoid alcohol consumption.

 If possible, refrain from or minimize smoking prior to your procedure as it impacts the healing process.

You may continue other hair loss treatments such as laser treatment, minoxidil, or hormone blocking tablets before your procedure. If you are not sure if you should be stopping a medication, please ask.

It is ok to colour your hair up to 7 days before the procedure.

Day of  PRP & PRF Hair Loss Treatment

  • Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo.

  • Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.

  • If you wear a hair system, please remove it prior to shampooing and do not wear it before your PRP treatments.

  • Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRP session.

  • Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session.

  • It is strongly recommended to take a hot shower to wash your hair that evening, after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.

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After PRP & PRF Hair Loss Treatment

  • It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Paracetamol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.

  • You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.

  • You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.

  • In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory. Please contact us immediately if you notice unusual discomfort.

  • Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.

  • Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days). 

  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment.

  • Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment.

  • 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.

  • Be sure to take a hot shower and wash your hair that evening, after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.

  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.

  • Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days.

  • Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.

  • Do not use blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least one week after your treatment.

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