Once your Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is completed no doubt you will be excited to see the results. However, it is important to ensure you undergo the proper aftercare treatment so that these results are as effective as possible. Poor aftercare can reduce the outcome and so it is important you take necessary precautions following the procedure.
But, what exactly does aftercare entail following your PRP treatment?
Hair Care Tips
It is important that for the 48-hours immediately after your procedure you do not expose your hair to sunlight. A hat – perfect for the coming winter chill – is the best way to ensure this if you cannot remain indoors. After the initial two-day period, you should use sun cream on your scalp for a minimum of two weeks. This can be as little as SPF 30 and is just a precautionary step. Doing this ensures that your scalp does not become burnt or tender post procedure.
You should also wash your face with clean water for a full day. This is in an effort to keep the area of your injections clean, helping to avoid any sort of infection. Any anti-inflammatory medicines (including both paracetamol and ibuprofen) should be avoided for at least two weeks following your procedure also.
In terms of hair care, the following morning is an apt time to shampoo your hair carefully and conduct your regular washing schedule. If you wish to colour your hair, this is possible up to three days after the procedure.
Supplements such as vitamin E, cod liver oil and garlic are all blood thinning agents that may cause excess bleeding in the immediate week following PRP. Avoiding these prevents that risk. As does not consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes for a few days. Pursuing a cleaner way of living during the aftermath will help promote healthier hair growth.
Possible Side Effects
Of course, no matter how comprehensive your aftercare there may still be side effects. Redness is perfectly normal, as is swelling that should die down the day after your procedure. Bruising is also a similar possibility. Any pain is perfectly normal, but it should be minimal and you should only consult a professional if an infection occurs.
You may decide that a repeat treatment is necessary. If that is the case, or you find the results fading over time, then you should wait at least two months between procedures for maximum healing.
If you’re ever unsure as to which procedure is best for you or if you have questions for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We don’t just help you through the process, but we also provide detailed aftercare plans to suit your needs and provide the best possible result.