A few simple guidelines before your Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can make a difference.
If you develop a fever, cold/ flu, or develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule (we will not treat you).
It is recommended, if you have a special event or vacation coming up that you schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks prior to allow for any bruising or swelling to heal.
If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with
outbreaks more than 4 times a year we recommended that you be pretreated
with medication. This office recommends Valtrex 2GM the day before or the morning of the treatment and then another 2GM’s 12 hours after the first dose. ) We will call or fax this prescription into your pharmacy on file if needed.
Discontinue use of anti-inflammatory drugs (steroidal and non-steroidal) such as: Aspirin, Motrin (or any other Ibuprofen drugs) Aleve, for 1 week before your treatment.
With PRP we want inflammation, as this is the mechanism of how PRP does its work.
If there is a medical reason you should not stop aspirin you must speak with your Primary Care Provider and notify this office immediately.
If you have been on systemic use of Corticosteroids (steroids) within 2 weeks of
treatment, we cannot treat you. Consult your physician for approval to discontinue use of steroids and we can reschedule your PRP treatment.
Discontinue use of any other blood thinning agents such as: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Fish oil, Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s and DHA’s), alcohol, red wine, 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
It is also recommended that you avoid caffeine, Niacin supplement, spicy foods, and cigarettes 3 days before and after your treatment. (All of these may increase risk of
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.