After PRP injections it is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or
soreness that may last 2-5 days. The scalp may feel tight and stiff immediately after injections.
You may notice a tingling sensation while the hair follicles are being activated. DO NOT touch,
rub, press or manipulate the treated area(s) for at least 8 hours after treatment.
- Hydrate. For the first week after your treatment make sure to drink lots of water and stay hydrated to promote healing.
- No Icing. Refrain from applying ice to injected areas. Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.
- Tylenol, NOT Ibuprofen for pain. If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or acetaminophen. Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for a week after your procedure.
- Avoid Strenuous Exercise, Heat, Sun and Swimming Pools. Vigorous exercise, sun and heat can aggravate swelling and bruising after PRP injections. For 48 hours avoid heavy exercise, excessive sun exposure, saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. No swimming pools for 2 days.
- Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, and Smoking. For 3 days post PRP injections avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. Smoking and alcohol delay healing and increase risk of complications.
- Continue Foods and Medications to Avoid Instructions for 1 week after treatment.
HAIR CARE POST TREATMENT
- Avoid Wetting Treated Areas. You may wash your hair the day after your treatment.
- Use a pH Balanced Shampoo. For first 3 days after your treatment be sure to use only pHbalanced shampoos.
- Avoid Hair Products Day of Treatment. Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your PRP injections
- Wait 3 days to resume certain topical products. You can resume Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days after your PRP treatment.
WHEN TO CONTACT US
- Drainage that appears like pus.
- Increased warmth at or around the treated area.
- Fever of 101.5 or greater.
- Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers.