If you have ANY of the following conditions, a PRP Treatment will NOT be suitable for you. Please discuss with your nurse practitioner or physician if you are unsure of any of the mentioned conditions.
- Critical thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
- Haemodynamic instability (collapse)
- Sepsis (infection)
- Acute and chronic infections
- Chronic liver disease
- Anticoagulation therapy (warfarin, dabigatran, heparin)
- A medical condition that could worsen or spread with injections, such as an active infection, a metastatic disease, or certain skin diseases
- Blood disorders and/or platelet abnormalities
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the touch on the area treated. The skin’s redness will diminish greatly after a few hours following the treatment. Within 24 hours, the surface of the skin will typically appear and feel more normal. After 3 days, the skin is often healed, and your normal appearance is fully restored.
For the first 3 days, it is important to avoid sun exposure and sweaty activities, such as vigorous exercises.
You will likely experience mild to moderate swelling of the treated area, that will last 12-24 hours; ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.
- You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.
- In rare cases, skin infection may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotics