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PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

7 Days Before Treatment

  • 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, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications.

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

3 Days Before Treatment​

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

  • FOR HAIR PRP ONLY : 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.

  • Increase your intake of fluid the day before your procedure.

DAY OF PROCEDURE

  • Wash the AREA OF TREATMENT on the morning of your appointment 

  • FOR HAIR PRP ONLY : Do not apply foams, serums, sprays, gels, or any other styling products or treatments to your hair.

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

  • There are no food restrictions.

  • Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session to make the blood draw easier.

POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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 Tylenol 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 treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory. Please contact our office if you have any concerns. Small infections are not life threatening , but should be addressed promptly. 

  • Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an anti-inflammatory.  You can use a "cool" pack

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

  • FOR HAIR PRP ONLY : For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is "gentle" or "mild".  

  • FOR HAIR PRP ONLY : Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. 

  • FOR HAIR PRP ONLY : You can shower and wash your hair the MORNING after the treatment (Approx 12-24 hrs).  Warm /hot water is advised to increase blood flow to the scalp (a bare minimum 5-6 hours is advised if you must wash your hair for some other reason).  Try to be gentle and use a mild shampoo.   

  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 3 days after your treatment.

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

Contact the Office if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:

  • Drainage

  • Increased redness at or around the treated area

  • Fever of 101 or greater

  • Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers

 

CALL (919) 526-0015

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