What to Do right after
Immediately Following Treatment:
- It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment.
- You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
- If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed. Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).
- Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.
- You may notice a tingling sensation to your scalp while the cells are being activated.
- In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which can be treated with an antibiotic or an anti-inflammatory. Please contact our clinic immediately if you notice unusual discomfort, rash, or drainage.
- Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment. Preferably, wear a hat if in the sun.
- Do not wet your hair for at least 12 hours after your treatment.
- For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced.
- Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.
- Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days
- Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.
- Do not use blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least one week after your treatment.
Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:
*Drainage – looks like pus
* Increased warmth, or redness at or around the treated area
*Fever of 101.5 or greater
*Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers