Post treatment Care After PRP Treatment

November 15, 2023

Platelet Rich Plasma is a cosmetic procedure that uses one’s own blood to produce concentrated platelets and is reinjected in required facial areas for skin rejuvenation. Few cosmetic benefits of PRP treatment are listed below:

  • Cell growth and helps build collagen
  • Smoothens wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces acne marks
  • Addresses dark circles
  • Overall improvement in skin tone and texture

This blog specifically focuses on some of the important after-care instructions for PRP treatment. But before we go into the details of after care, it is important to note that it is a slightly invasive procedure which involves needling and injection through your facial skin. Thus, minor swelling and discomfort is normal. You may expect redness, bruising, tenderness, numbness and lumpiness. However, these symptoms will subside in due time leaving the skin plump, smooth and fresh.

Avoid Physical Contact

It is suggested to leave the treated area 8 hours post treatment. No touching or patting is recommended. Leave the area to heal on its own. On the next day however, you may clean the skin with a doctor-approved cleanser.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Protect your skin from direct sun exposure. Use sunscreen as suggested by your doctor.

Gentle Cleansing

Cleansing your face is important but knowing the right way to cleanse is important. Use a mild, gentle cleanser. Do not aggressively wash your face. Avoid using face scrubs or other exfoliating products.

Skip Hot Showers

Heat can exacerbate swelling, redness and inflammation. Hence, it is suggested to skip hot showers, saunas and steam rooms until your skin is settled and have made peace with the treatment.

Apply Moisturizer

As a result of PRP treatment, one can expect extremely flaky skin. In order to combat this, use plenty amounts of moisturizer to keep your skin well hydrates

Avoid Hardcore Exercise

Extreme physical activity which causes seating must be avoided immediately after treatment. This may cause the injected collagen to move rather than stay in a desired place.

Post Treatment Medication

Use topical gels, medicines and creams as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take medicines for catering to general pain without your doctor’s recommendation. Pain is expected and medicines may mess up with desired blood circulation.

Follow Up Appointments

Follow up appointments are a crucial part of aftercare. PRP is a one sitting treatment yet a complete journey. It is highly advisable to show up for follow up appointments to track the process of your skin and to assess how well it has taken it.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment is a skin rejuvenation technique that aims at reducing acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
Post treatment care is important to bring out finer results. Some of them include avoiding physical contact, minimal sun exposure, gentle cleansing, avoiding exercise and follow up appointments.
If you are also considering PRP treatment, have any questions or experience unusual symptoms. Contact healthcare professionals at Medusa Aesthetics. Call us at (833) 633 8721 or visit us at our office – 165 Rowland Way #301 Novato, CA 94945.

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