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Platelet-rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment using the patient’s own blood, which is drawn, spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and then injected into or applied onto the area of treatment. Results are generally visible at four weeks and continue to improve gradually over ensuing treatments.

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Before Treatment

• Hydrate the day of your treatment (1L minimum of water), IV hydration can be provided before your service

 Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 3 days prior to procedure, as these may cause increase risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s). 

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Precautions

 Active infection near the site of injection

 Blood cancers

 Immunocompromised conditions

 Recent surgeries in the treatment area

 Pregnancy or lactation

 Current anticoagulant therapy

 Certain hair/scalp conditions that may lessen the effectiveness of the treatment

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Post Treatment

  • DO NOT wash the area treated for at least 4-8 hours

  • For the next 24 hours following the treatment do NOT:

    • Apply make-up

    • Touch the injection area or rub the skin where the treatment has been performed

    • Swim or undertake any strenuous exercise

    • Expose yourself to longs periods in the sun

    • Go to a sauna or steam room

    • Expose yourself to extreme hot or cold temperatures

  • Avoid using alcohol, aspirin, non steroid anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen)

  • DO NOT Undergo any peelings or laser treatments for at least 2 weeks after your treatment

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