Pre-Operative Instructions for Platelet Rich Plasma

  • If you develop a fever, cold, or 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 in advance (we prefer 3-4).
  • 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 some practitioners recommended that you  are  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. **Please let us know that you need a prescription if  you  do  not  have  this medication on hand. **
  • Discontinue use of anti-inflammatory drugs (steroidal and non-steroidal)  such as: Aspirin, Motrin (or any other Ibuprofen drugs) at least 3 days to 1 week before your treatment. With PRP, we  "want" inflammation this is one  of  the  mechanisms  of how PRP does its work.
  • If you are or 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 receive treatment.
  • Discontinue use of any other blood thinning  agents  such as: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's and DHA's) etc. at least 3 days to  1 week  before  and  after  treatment to  minimize bruising and   bleeding.
  • It is recommended that you avoid: Alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, spicy foods, and cigarettes 3 days before and after your treatment. (All of these may increase risk of bruising)

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