Even better than Botox ® and without the risk, PRP facials can make you look years younger!
PRP is done with a micro-needling procedure followed by a special healing mask. Using the platelets from your own blood (PRP) the face is infused with these growth factors to stimulate your own bodies collagen production in the skin, making it healthier, thicker and more resilient! This gets rid of wrinkles and lines in the skin, naturally making you look younger and more vibrant. Unlike Botox ®, PRP facials improve over time as the cells regenerate and grow. You see results right away, but the full effect takes about six months. You would have needed Botox ® twice in that time period.
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1. Avoid using Isotretinoin (Accutane; Claravis, Sotret, Myorisan, Amnesteem, Absorica) for at least 3 months prior to the procedure and 6 months after. Avoid using retinoids (Atralin, TretinX, Refissa, Renova, Retin-A) for two weeks prior to the procedure and for two weeks after.
2. Avoid using NSAIDs (Ibuprofin, Aspirin, Naproxen, Aleve, Motrin, Advil) for one week prior to your PRP procedure. Extra Strength Tylenol is okay to use for pain relief (not to exceed 3500mg within a 24 hour period). On the day of the procedure it is recommended that 650mg be taken 1 hour prior to the procedure.
3. Avoid topical steroids at the proposed treatment site or systemic use of corticosteroids within 2 weeks of your procedure.
4. Avoid hormone replacement therapy for one month prior (consult your prescribing physician for clearance on halting therapy).
5. Avoid these nutritional supplements for one week prior to your procedure: Vitamin E, Flax Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin A, Curcumin, Turmeric, Aloe, and Astaxanthin.
6. Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol for one week prior to your procedure.
7. Drink at least four 8 ounce glasses of water the day before your procedure and at least three 8 ounce glasses of water within three hours of your procedure.
1. The areas treated may be numb for 2 to 6 hours after the procedure due to any local anesthetic. This is completely normal.
2. You may experience some mild pain and inflammation following the procedure, which can last anywhere from 1 to 4 days. This is completely normal; however, sometimes a patient may experience very little pain or inflammation at all. If pain is above tolerable levels, you may take Extra Strength Tylenol (not to exceed 3500 mg in 24 hours). If the pain or inflammation becomes worse after 72 hours, contact our office.
3. Avoid applying ice, or very cold water to the treatment area for at least 4 days after the procedure.
4. After your procedure, do not apply makeup or any other topical product (unless recommended by your physician) until the following morning. Use gentle cleansers only, for the first 72 hours.
5. You do not need to be completely covered, but you should avoid sun bathing or being exposed to direct sunlight/UV rays for any extended period of time for at least one week after your procedure. For the first 3 days after treatment use physical sunblocks (hats, scarves, shade) when outdoors and try to avoid lengthy outdoor activities with prolonged exposure to the sun. After 3 days you may choose instead to use high protection sunblock while outdoors (above SPF 50).
6. Continue to avoid using NSAIDs (Ibuprofin, Aspirin, Naproxen, Aleve, Motrin, Advil) for one week after your PRP procedure.
7. Continue to avoid systemic use of corticosteroids for 2 weeks after your procedure.
8. Avoid use of the retinoids mentioned above for at least 2 weeks after your procedure.
9. Avoid laser and IPL treatments to the treatment area for at least4 weeks post-treatment.
10. Continue to avoid these nutritional supplements for one week after your procedure: Vitamin E, Flax Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin A, Curcumin, Turmeric, Aloe, and Astaxanthin.
11. Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol for one week after your procedure.
12. Hydrate daily (64 ounces of water per day) and eat nutritious foods that will contribute to the healing process.
The above guidelines are simply to make sure you have the potential for achieving the best possible outcome from your treatment. We highly recommend following all of them if you can