Patients are encouraged to be well hydrated before the blood draw. Drink plenty of water or other low calorie fluid in the few hours before the treatment.
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication for pain (eg ibuprophen, diclofenac, naproxen, aspirin) for 1 week prior to your injection. Anti-inflammatories make platelets less functional, so PRP injections may not work as well if you’re taking these medications. If you must take anti-inflammatories (like aspirin) for another reason, perhaps choose a Hyaluronic Acid Injection.
If you are taking a blood thinner that affects your platelets, you may want to opt for a Hyaluronic Acid injection instead. These types of medications can lower the effectiveness of PRP injections.