Under Eye PRP - Pre and Post Care

Under Eye PRP - Pre and Post Care

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to treat dark circles, skin laxity (or wrinkles and fine lines), as well as improve the texture and tone of the skin. While the technique used to administer PRP undereye is similar to undereye filler, the two serve completely different purposes. 

How to prepare for your treatment:

Following these guidelines leading up to your treatment will ensure that your treatment proceeds as planned and will increase your chances for an optimal outcome.

  1. Do not take any ibuprofen, aspirin, or NSAIDs. Discontinue use of any anticoagulant medications. Discontinue herbs, supplements, or vitamins associated with blood thinning. Ask your provider if you have concerns about any specific medications or supplements you take.
  2. The Day Before: Drink plenty of water, eat well, and get a good night’s rest.
  3. The Day Of: Stay hydrated and eat a full, nutritious meal.

What to expect day of your treatment:

  1. Platelet-rich Plasma: Your provider will collect a blood sample from you and separate the components of your sample with a centrifuge.
  2. Your provider will apply a numbing agent to the injected area. 
  3. The sample of highly concentrated platelets will be re-injected into the under-eye area.

Post treatment care:

There is very little downtime after your service. Follow these guidelines to make sure your healing progresses well and you have optimal outcome.

  1. For at least eight hours do not touch, rub, or massage the injection site.
  2. Do not bathe, shower, or swim for eight hours after treatment.
  3. Avoid applying ice or heat at the site for three days after your injection.
  4. Do not apply lotions, oils, or makeup to the injection site for six hours.
  5. Avoid strenuous activities and exercise immediately after.
  6. Do not smoke or consume alcohol for at least three days post-procedure. Both of these can impede the healing process and smoking may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  7. Stay hydrated and eat healthy, nourishing meals.
  8. You may experience tenderness, swelling, and redness at the injection site after your treatment. You may even experience bruising. These symptoms could persist for 7-10 days post-procedure.
  9. Contact your provider if symptoms worsen or change or do not start to go away after 10 days.
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