PRFM – Hair

PRFM containing various growth factors has recently been used during follicular unit transplantation (FUT) to increase hair density and stimulate follicular unit growth. PRFM is the extraction of platelets from the patient’s own blood, which is injected back into the patient.

PRFM – Hair Pre-Care
Do Not Take ASPIRIN, or IBUPROFEN (Advil, Motrin), or NAPROXEN (Aleve) or other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) similar to these medications, for TEN days before procedure. Vitamin E, Fish Oils These substances impair platelet function in the normal clotting process and thus promote bleeding and bruising. It is permissible to take acetaminophen (Tylenol.)
Provide your body with adequate hydration for 72 hours prior to procedure. This increases the quantity of available PRP for your treatment.
Do Not Drink Alcohol for Two (2) days prior to Procedure, this may cause excessive bleeding, decreased resistance to infection. Please avoid red wine for four (4) days before surgery in order to minimize bruising.
Diet before Procedure: You should have a light meal before arriving at the office and avoid caffeine.

PRFM – Hair Post Care
Do Not wash your hair or use direct shower pressure to scalp for 24 hours.
After 24 hours you may gently wash your hair for the first 72 hours.
Do Not touch the injection sites for 3 days.
Do Not wear hats, headbands, or ponytails for 3 days.
Do Not swim or undertake any strenuous exercise for 3 days.
Do Not expose yourself to long periods of the sun.
Do Not expose yourself to extreme hot or cold temperatures or to large swings in temperature for 3 days.

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