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How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

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How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

After you undergo a platelet rich plasma injection of any kind, your provider may recommend not exercising or partaking in strenuous activities for a period of time. While the injections do not require a recovery as surgery would, avoiding exercise can help reduce side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising. So, how long should you rest after a PRP injection?

Depending on the type of PRP injections you undergo, the rest recommendations will vary. Generally, two to three days at most is the time when you cannot do any strenuous activity. However, your normal activities like basic housework and shopping are typically okay as long as you do not begin sweating or become out of breath.

Also, while the exercise limitations after surgery serve many purposes, with cosmetic PRP injections it is meant mainly to reduce side effects and discomfort. However, if you sweat, you do have a higher risk of infection if it gets into the injection sites. Still, this is fairly rare, but it is best to avoid strenuous workouts for a couple of days.

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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Platelet Rich Plasma

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma is one of the most promising advancements in medicine today. It has been used in surgery for decades and now has many uses across the medical and cosmetic fields. Before undergoing treatment with PRP, patients often are not familiar with it. Here are 3 things you probably didn’t know about platelet rich plasma. 

#1: Platelet Rich Plasma Has 5 Times The Amount Of Platelets As Blood

On average, once spun in a centrifuge, PRP has roughly five times the amount of platelets as blood as a whole. Platelets contain important growth factors and also create a signal that tells your body to heal. This is why PRP therapy is often effective at promoting healing, collagen production, and hair growth

#2: It May Reduce Scarring

The use of PRP during surgery may reduce post-surgical scarring. While studies are still ongoing, early research shows that patients often see less scarring following a surgical procedure using platelet rich plasma.

#3: PRP Is Exceptionally Safe

Since PRP comes from a patient’s own blood and body, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is minute, if not, impossible. This makes PRP safer than some of the most common cosmetic injections.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also contact us online via contact form or chat.