Injections of platelet rich plasma under the eyes are an alternative to traditional dermal fillers. While they both involve under eye injections, PRP must first be extracted from the patient’s blood sample and spun in a centrifuge. Beyond this, PRP comes with fewer risks than dermal fillers and can contribute to longer lasting results. Patients who opt for this often ask, “How do I prepare for PRP under eye injections?”
First, like with dermal fillers, it is best to avoid medications and supplements that can thin the blood. This includes over-the-counter pain killers that contain ibuprofen or Aspirin. Others may include turmeric and white willow supplements. While not absolutely necessary, avoiding these medications and supplements for a few days before and after your injections can help reduce and prevent bruising.
Next, on the day of your procedure, make sure to eat well and drink plenty of water. This can prevent adverse reactions to a blood draw and injections in general. This often will keep you feeling at your best during and after the appointment.
Finally, make preparations ahead of time. Plan not to work out the day of the procedure and limit alcohol intake as well. Pre-planning helps ensure the best outcomes and the fewest and least severe side effects. To learn more, you can contact us online via chat or contact for or call us at 206-279-2112.