Thank you for visiting us today for your PRP treatment. At Elegant Beauty Clinic we pride ourselves on 5 star service and aftercare. It is important to read and follow the below guidelines in order to get the best results.
For best results, we recommend an initial series of three sessions, 3-8 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months for optimal long-lasting results.
Risks or side effects are generally temporary and injection related this may include, but are not limited to:
Injection needle marks (Visible needle marks are not unusual and resolve quickly or within a few days.)
Swelling (Apply an ice or cold pack 5-15 minutes per hour until any swelling resolves, usually within 12-24 hours.)
Bruising is always a possibility with any skin injections. Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. ibuprofen), blood thinners, herbal supplements, vitamin E and fish oil for at least one week prior PRP therapy to minimise bruising risk. You may restart these medications, supplements, vitamins, etc. the day following PRP therapy.
Any bruising that may occur generally resolves within 7-14 days and may be covered with make-up as needed.
Itching is not common, but if occurs, is temporary and may be treated with over the counter antihistamines, if needed.
Post-PRP pain is not common, but tenderness may occur and is generally short-lived, but may last up to 1-2 weeks. Paracetamol (per package insert instructions) may be taken to reduce any post-PRP discomfort if needed.
Lumps / Bumps usually represent bruising or swelling and generally subside within a few days to a couple of weeks.
Infection is extremely rare, but if occurs may require treatment including topical and/or oral antibiotics.
Asymmetry – The human face is normally asymmetrical in appearance and anatomy. Also, it may not be possible to achieve or maintain exact symmetry with PRP injections as there can be variation in response to PRP from one side of the face to the other
Unsatisfactory Result – Uncommonly, some patients may have an unsatisfactory result including: temporary visible irregularities, prolonged swelling, bruising and / or tenderness and / or disappointment in the result.
Immediately following the procedure, the most commonly reported temporary side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, tingling, numbness, lumpiness, and/or a feeling of pressure or fullness at the injection sites and/or in the treated area(s). Cold gel packs/ice may be applied immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.
For a minimum of 5 hours after the PRP treatment do not: wash your skin, expose the treated area/s to direct high heat, or engage in activities that will get you wet or cause you to sweat (e.g. sun exposure, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, very hot shower, strenuous exercise etc.)
For PRP Face avoid make-up for at least 24 hours and until healed. You may return to your regular skin are routine when healed.
For PRP Hair shampoo and condition your scalp daily starting the first evening or the next morning after PRP.
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