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Pre & Post Treatment Instructions for PRP

To ensure you are fully equipped for your PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy sessions at our Glasgow clinic, read our before and after instructions below.

I. Before the PRP treatment

  • Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications. You may use paracetamol as needed before the treatment.
  • Prescription medications should be taken as prescribed.
  • You may continue other hair loss treatments, such as laser treatment, Minoxidil, or Finasteride.
  • Colouring your hair up to 7 days before the procedure is okay.
  • Minimise alcoholic consumption before your PRP treatment.

II. On the Day of the PRP treatment

  • Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair thoroughly using your regular shampoo. Do not apply sprays, gels, or other styling products to your hair.
  • Increase your fluid intake on the day of the treatment.

III. After the PRP treatment

  • Avoid scratching or touching the scalp as much as possible.
  • Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment. 
  • Do not use hair products for at least 6 hours after treatment.
  • It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling, and soreness that may last 2-4 days following your treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort, you may take paracetamol. Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area.
  • You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
  • In rare cases, skin infection may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic. Please contact our office immediately if you notice unusual discomfort.
  • Use a clean pillow and pillowcase after your PRP hair loss treatment.
  • Avoid resuming Minoxidil for 12 hours.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise for a day after your treatment.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, and swimming for 2 days after treatment.
  • Avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days.
  • Avoid hair colouring and straightening for 3 days.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via WhatsApp message at +44 (0)7708 627966.