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Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you get the BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS from your upcoming

PRP Hair Treatment

Things to avoid for a minimum of 2 days prior to your PRP Hair Treatment.

Food to Avoid for a minimum of 2 days prior to a PRP Hair Treatment
  • Avoid All types of Bread – Bread will increase the Glycemic Index which inturn increases the acidity of your blood and which is something we want to avoid when preparing your PRP.
  • Avoid All types of Pasta – Pasta is like bread in that it increases the acidity of your blood which is not ideal when preparing your PRP.
  • Avoid All types of Rice – Unfortunately all types of rice are the same as bread and pasta.
  • Avoid All types of Noodles – Noodles are also the same as rice, bread and pasta.
  • Avoid Breakfast Cereals unless it is Rolled Oats.
  • Avoid Pastries, Pies, Bakery Foods – because they are made with processed flour and often a lot of butter and fats.
  • Avoid Meals that contain a lot of Cheese and Cream – consuming some cheese is ok – but aim for white cheeses instead of yellow cheeses.  Eg. Feta, Baby Motzarella and Ricotta are acceptable in very small portions.
  • Avoid Fatty Meats Minced Meat, Sausages, Kebab Meat, Fried Meats and replace with Lean Beef, Lean Pork, Chicken or Fresh Fish. It is ok to cook your meat in ¼ tea spoon of oil when grilling or pan frying.
  • Avoid All types of Curries – this is due to the oil and coconut creams that are used.  Plus the meat used in a curry is often the fattier cuts = to allow for the curry to cook for a long time.  This will make your PRP cloudy and this is not ideal.
  • Avoid All types of Fried Food

Drinks to Avoid for a minimum of 2 days prior to a PRP Facial Treatment
  • Avoid Juices unless the juice is made fresh by yourself. Pre-bottled juices contain preservatives which are chemical additives and they can impact your PRP negatively.  Remember, juices are NOT a substitute for eating the entire piece of fruit.
  • Avoid Soft Drinks + Avoid Sugary Drinks and replace with fresh water with fresh lemon or lime. Decaffeinated tea and coffee is an acceptable option but is not a substitute for your daily fresh water intake.
  • Avoid Caffeine remember caffeine appears in soft drinks, pre-workout gym supplements, tea, coffee and also chocolate. Replace with Acetyl L Carnitine to minimise caffeine withdrawals.
  • Avoid Alcohol this is a mandatory requirement.

Other Items to Avoid for a minimum of 2 days prior to a PRP Facial Treatment
  • Avoid Exercise (especially on the day of the treatment!),  Any activity that will result in you sweat/perspire should be avoided entirely due to the negative impacts this can have on the quality of your blood.  Pilates and Yoga would be acceptable, but lifting moderate-to-heavy weights would not be recommended at all.
  • Avoid Sickness and illness: If within 2 days of your scheduled PRP treatment, you start to experience any type of infection, sickness or illness, we ask that you report it to Great Directions as soon as the symptoms appear.  Being ill or fighting any illness/sickness or disease will alter the quality of your blood negatively, and this may result in a your treatment becoming less effective.
  • Avoid Injuring Yourself:   When you injure yourself, your bodie’s platelets will be called upon to repair the cells that have become injured.  Therefore, reducing the quality and amount of growth factors that we will be able to harvest from your blood.
  • Avoid All Smoking Related Activities.
  • Avoid Alcohol this is a mandatory requirement.
  • Avoid Caffeine, remember that caffeine is found in chocolate, some soft drinks, pre-workout gym supplements, tea, coffee and weight loss protein powders.
  • Avoid Fish Oil, Anti-Inflammatory Medication (such as Nurofen, Advil and Ibuprofen) for at least 2 days prior as they may inhibit/restrict the strength of your platelets. ***However if you have been prescribed any medication such as anti-inflammatories or anti-coagulation medication (aka aspirin or warfarin), please contact  your prescribing doctor prior to altering anything.

Dietary Recommendations before a PRP Hair Treatment

3 x Cups of Fruit

To ensure your blood’s plasma is nutrient rich, we ask all patients to consume a minimum of 3 x cups of fruit for a MINIMUM of 2 days prior to their PRP treatment.

Some fruit offer MORE nutrients than others.  Please see recommendations below:

  • Recommended Fruit: Banana, Berries, Mango, Citrus Fruit, Kiwi Fruit & Pineapple.
  • The following fruit will NOT contribute towards the recommended 3 x cups of fruit per day because they are not considered nutrient RICH fruits;  watermelon, apples, pears, grapes, cherries, plums, apricot, rock melon, honeydew melon, tomatoes etc.You can consume them, however they are NOT to be counted in the required 3 x cups fruit per day.
  • Please note juices are NOT an acceptable substitute for consuming the entire piece of fruit
  • Remember, if you have an early morning appointment, it is still a requirement that you consume at least 3 cups of fruit on the day of your treatment. Unfortunately this is one of the trade-offs in having a morning appointment.
  • HINT** the best way to ensure you are following the fruit consumption recommendation = is to have our RECIPE FOR SUCCESS SMOOTHIE for breakfast – click here for the recipe!
5 x Cups of Vegetables

To ensure your blood’s plasma is nutrient rich, we ask all patients to consume a minimum of 5 x cups of vegetables for a minimum of 2 days prior to their PRP Facial Treatment.

  • Recommended Vegetables include; Kale, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Beetroot, Broccoli, Asparagus, Green Beans, Peas, Dark Coloured Lettuce
  • The following vegetables will NOT contribute towards the recommended 5 x cups of vegetables; celery, iceberg lettuce, onions, corn, cauliflower, potatoes, cucumber and zucchini.
  • Please note juices are NOT an acceptable substitute for consuming the entire piece of fruit
  • Remember, if you have an early morning appointment, it is still a requirement that you consume at least 5 cups of vegetables on the day of your treatment. Unfortunately this is one of the trade-offs in having a morning appointment
  • HINT** the best way to ensure you are following the fruit consumption recommendation = is to have our RECIPE FOR SUCCESS SMOOTHIE for breakfast! – click here for the recipe!
Water Consumption
  • Aim to consume 1 litre of fresh water for every 30-35kg of body weight.
  • This is very important to do on a daily basis – not just in the days leading up to your PRP treatment.
  • Not consuming this amount of water can result in damage to your kidneys and limit the bodies ability to FLUSH/CLEAN your blood, when this happens it results in your blood becoming less nutient rich and therefore, can make your hair loss worse.
  • Do NOT drink more than 250mL per 30mins. Sip the water instead of drinking it quickly.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon to further help balance the PH levels of your blood prior to your PRP treatment.
  • It is important not to exceed this recommendation either! Because drinking an extra litre of water will mean you will need to consume MORE fruit and vegetables because the excess water consumption will dilute your blood.
  • Patients who do NOT follow this step, will make our ability to extract the required blood from you more challenging.   If the patient does not consume the required amount of water when they turn up for a PRP treatment, the patient may be asked to reschedule their treatment.

Did you want to add the ADDITIONAL Vial of PRP to your booking?

Purchasing this option will mean we extract MORE of your blood so that MORE PRP is then used at your PRP treatment:

Ideal for clients with advanced hair loss or clients are experiencing rapid/fast hair loss or thinning
 Allows you to spread your PRP treatments further apart (great for clients who travel long distances to get to us!)
Not recommended to clients receiving their initial 2 x PRP treatments.
Can not be used to treat a different area.
► Allow for an additional 10mins to the treatment duration
If you ensure you CORRECTLY prepare for your PRP treatments (as per our recommendations) then is will further enhance the effectiveness of this Additional Vial of PRP option.

Price:  $100  

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Aloe Vera Gel has shown to assist with:

Minimising Hair Breakage
 
Reducing Dandruff + a Flaky Scalp
 
Promotes Faster Hair Growth because it boosts blood supply
 
Strengthens Hair Strands
 
Cleans away built up oil + sweat without stripping away too much of the “good” oils that help to stop your hair from breaking.
 Anti-Fungal, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral + Anti-Septic properties which help to clean the head, whilst it also contains an abundance of naturally occuring vitaimins, minerals and amino acids.

Heaps of our clients use our Aloe Vera gel as a shampoo and conditioner with excellent results!
Click Here for instructions about how to use our Aloe Vera Gel as a shampoo and conditioner.

Price:  $40

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to avoid all carbohydrates?

No!  Carbohydrates are vital nutrients for your body and also for your hair growth as well!  We recommend that you avoid processed carbohydrate sources such as:

►  Bread (all types!)
►  Pasta (all types!)
►  Rice (all types!)
►  White Potato
►  Noodles (all types)

Substitute the above with:
►  Sweet Potato
►  Quinoa
►  Barley
►  Lentils + Beans (not from a can though)
►  Rolled Oats

It is important with each of your main meals that you have at least 1 portion of carbohydrates on your plate or in your smoothie

Instead of having the smoothie, can I just eat the same ingredients throughout the day?

Your body will absorb more of the nutrients if you consume everything in a smoothie on an EMPTY stomach – as compared with you eating all of the ingredients throughout the course of the day.   That is why we strongly recommend consuming our “Recipe For Success” smoothie for a minimum of 2 days prior to each PRP treatment.   However, consuming it everyday for breakfast will benefit your hair growth and your scalp!

You will be amazed at how AMAZING you will feel if you consume our EXACT recipe (without changing it) everyday for breakfast for 4 weeks then stop drinking it = you will definitely feel the difference!  Want the recipe – click here

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Platelet Rich Plasma explained by Great Directions