After Care – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Please carefully read and follow these Instructions after your PRP treatment. There are minimal restrictions after your PRP injections allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.
Do NOT touch, press, rub, or manipulate the treated area (s) for at least 8 hours after your treatment.
AVOID Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve (all non-steroidal and steroidal anti-inflammatory agents), Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod liver Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids for one week prior to and after your treatment. Remember, we are creating inflammation.
If you experience discomfort or pain you may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) 250mg-500mg morning and evening for the first day or two after treatment.
You may apply ice if you wish to the injected area for 20-30 minutes after the procedure but we would prefer if you do not do this for the first 3 days when the inflammatory response is first occurring.
A big temperature change of either heat or cold may deactivate the platelets and/or decrease the desired inflammatory response. Your body’s own inflammatory response is what we are using for long-term benefits.
Please remember any ice used should be wrapped and not placed directly on the skin.
Do not wash or take a shower for six. hours after your treatment.
Do not use any lotions, creams, or make-up for six hours after your treatment.
AVOID vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for three days after your treatment.
AVOID: Alcohol and cigarettes for 3 days before and after your treatment. Smokers do not heal well and results may be less beneficial and/or take longer.
Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz.’s of water the day of the treatment. Continue water intake the first week after treatment.
It is normal to experience: bruising, redness, itching, soreness, and swelling that may last three to ten days following your procedure.
I certify that I have been counseled in post treatment instructions and have been given a written copy of these instructions.
Silver Solutions is not an emergency clinic. If you feel you are experiencing a life-threatening event, please call 911.
If you are having the following:
Swelling of the face, shortness of breath, persistent lightheadedness or dizziness please go to the ER or Urgent Care, tell them what treatments you have had and THEN call the office.
Please call our office (or Jennifer Nugent, NP) should you have any non-urgent questions or concerns regarding your PRP treatment during business hours at 413.441.8453 ext 102. After business hours for urgent questions please call 413.441.8453 ext 103.