What should I avoid before a PRP treatment?
In general, please avoid smoking, alcohol, and medications or supplements which may interfere with platelet function. These include anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naprosyn, etc) and some supplements like glucosamine chondroitin, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, garlic, green tea, ginger, Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil), Vitamin E. Try to avoid these supplements for 5-7 days prior to your treatment.
What should I eat or drink before PRP treatments?
In general, a healthy diet with lots of clear fluids is helpful before PRP treatments. Stay hydrated with lots of clear fluids. Avoid excess sugary drinks like juice or pop. Avoid alcohol. Fatty foods should be avoided for about 4 hours prior to PRP treatments. Ideally, do not to eat for 2 hours prior to treatment as this can make the plasma more lipemic.
Can I apply moisturizer or makeup to my skin before PRP treatments?
Light moisturizer is fine before PRP treatments. Please do not apply makeup if you are getting a Vampire Facial. For PRP procedures, the skin should be clean and dry. .
Should I stop any medication before my PRP treatment?
No. Never stop any medication which has been recommended by your doctor or health care provider without consulting with them first. Stopping medication on your own could be lead to harmful effects on your health.
What to do after PRP Joint Injections?
After PRP Joint Injections, try to rest the treated area for the rest of the day. Avoid strenuous physical activity for at least five days following which you may gradually return to activity. Pay attention to your body and reduce the intensity if your symptoms are worsening. If possible, avoid anti-inflammatory medications after PRP Joint Injections as these may interfere with the effectiveness of the PRP.
When will I see results after PRP Joint Injections?
It’s important to be patient. Typically, patients may see improvement starting around 2 weeks although some have reported improvement in much less time. Even if you are feeling better, remember not to push too hard at first to give your body time to recover. If you are working with the physiotherapist, be sure to let them know about your PRP Joint Injections.
Wondering about PRP Treatment Instructions? Here’s a helpful guide to help you get the most out of your PRP Treatment. In addition, for every PRP Treatment, we always check the platelet concentration and purity using our lab grade hematology analyzer to make sure you receive the best treatment possible. If for some reason the PRP concentration is not high enough, or the platelet dose is not high enough, then we will not perform the procedure, and there will be no charge. Our goal is to make sure you have the best PRP treatment possible.