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Pre & post instructions

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

For 12 hours before treatment:

  • No applications of Retin-A products

  • No auto-immune therapies (please consult with the physician first)

For 24 hours before treatment:

  • No sunburns or extended sun exposure

  • Skin must be clean and free of makeup or other products

  • If acne appears before your treatment appointment, your clinician will evaluate whether it is safe to proceed

Immediately After PRP Therapy Treatment

  • Be careful to avoid sun exposure.

  • Wait at least 24 hours following treatment before applying sunscreen.

  • Wait at least 24 hours following treatment before applying makeup.

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you may experience a breakout; a prophylactic medication can be taken (i.e. Acyclovir).

  • A few hours following treatment, wash your face with lukewarm water, using a gentle massaging motion, to remove any remaining serum or dried blood.

  • For 1 to 3 days, your skin will feel tight and dry

  • After 2 to 3 days, or when it feels comfortable, you can go back to your daily skin care regimen.

  • For 10 to 14 days, do not use toners containing alcohol

  • For at least 10 days, take care to prevent direct sun exposure

PRP Therapy Recovery Timeline:

  • ​Day 1: Skin appears red; the more aggressive the treatment, the more severe the reddening will appear.

  • Day 2: Red or pink skin remains, much like a sunburn. Swelling may increase on this day.

  • Days 3 to 5: Skin is pinkish or back to normal. Swelling recedes.

After Your Treatment:

  • For at least 6 hours, do not touch the treated area

  • For up to 2 weeks, the treated area may feel firm, but it will soften over time, and you should see supple, younger skin.

  • For 72 hours, do not scrub, exfoliate, or aggressively massage the treated area

  • You may experience an itchy sensation and dryness of the treated area. You may use Vaseline® or another moisturizer to ease these symptoms

  • For up to 72 hours, you may experience mild discomfort and swelling. Over-the-counter pain medications can treat this, but do not take any pain medication that things your blood (i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen).

  • You may use an ice pack to lessen discomfort, bruising, and swelling, but place a thin cloth like a dishtowel between the ice pack and your skin and apply only in 5-minute intervals.

  • For 24 to 48 hours, we advise that you sleep on your back only, with your head somewhat elevated. This helps to lessen swelling and bruising.

  • You may experience some bruising, which is normal. You may use makeup over these areas (but wait 24 hours after treatment before applying). Bruises disappear within a few days to a week.

If at any stage you have any concerns regarding your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact FORME Aesthetics by email or phone call. 

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