Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Pre & Post Care Instruction - Skin by Lovely

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

To get the best out of your treatment, please follow these pre and post care instructions.

Pre-treatment Instructions & Expectations

To make the most out of your upcoming PRF treatment, please follow our pre-treatment instructions.

We cannot treat if: pregnant, nursing, diagnosis of any hematological disorder, recent (within 2 weeks) or active infection, or during an autoimmune condition flare up. **Please get clearance from your physician if you have a history of autoimmune, neurological or psychological disorders. Do NOT stop taking any prescribed anticoagulants for this procedure unless cleared by your prescribing practitioner**

Please Avoid and Call Us If:

  1. Facial surgeries/trauma within the last 8 weeks.
  2. Active cold sore if treating the lip area.
  3. Alcohol beverages within 72 hours of treatment
  4. Anticoagulants or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, etc.) taken within at least one week prior to treatment (blood thinners extend bruising severity & time and will also lead to subpar treatment outcomes). The longer you can avoid taking these medications, the better!
  5. Significant event (i.e. wedding, photo shoot) within two weeks after treatment as it can take up to 2 weeks for any bruising and swelling to subside.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  Drink at least 64 oz of water and eat a good snack before coming to prepare for the blood draw.
  • Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily before your treatment.  The earlier you start, the better!
  • Avoid Omega 3s, Turmeric, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic Supplements for 7 days prior.
  • NO alcoholic beverages for at least 72 hours prior. *including red wine*
  • To lessen your chance of irritation & redness, pause the use of Retinol & exfoliating acids 3 days before your treatment & for 3 days after.
  • DON’T worry, the swelling will come down.
  • The treated area may look asymmetrical or uneven (especially in the tear troughs or lips) for up to 10 days following the procedure, this is normal
  • The treated area may feel firm when touched, this is normal
  • You will most likely be bruised and/or swollen following this procedure
Post-treatment recommendations

Post-Treatment Instructions

To make the most out of your PRF treatment, please follow these post-treatment instructions.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Do not massage the treatment area
  • Keep your head above your heart for 4 hours
  • Do not exercise for 24-48 hours
  • Do not take any:
    • Anti-inflammatory medications such as; Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen, or Meloxicam, for at least 1 week post-procedure (2 weeks is optimal!)
    • Antihistamines such as: Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec, etc. for at least 1 week post-procedure (2 weeks is optimal!)
    • Systemic steroids such as: Prednisone, Hydrocortisone, etc. for at least 1 week post-procedure (2 weeks is optimal!)
      **All of these can interfere with the efficacy of your treatment. The longer you can hold off, the better results you will get!
  • If you are having pain or soreness, it is okay to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed per package recommendations
  • Do not apply ice to treatment area for 72 hours
  • Do not take blood thinning herbs, supplements or vitamins 4 days after your procedure
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 3 days
  • PRF does not require “touch up” treatments as it is your own body’s natural collagen process that is working over the course of several weeks to months after treatment. If you would like the areas assessed or desire additional treatments this would be best discussed with your provider in person. We recommend in general that you wait at least 4 weeks after each PRF treatment for assessment and any additional treatments.

Experiencing symptoms?

Give us a call at 877.568.3594 or send us an email and our team will be in touch shortly.