Aftercare for PRP Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge treatment gaining momentum at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise. This revolutionary procedure harnesses your body’s natural healing powers, but proper aftercare is essential for optimal results. Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is well-known for its capacity to spontaneously renew and repair tissues, making it a popular option for those seeking rejuvenation and healing. A little sample of your blood is extracted, processed to enhance the platelets, and then injected back into specific parts of your body. The high concentration of growth factors in PRP speeds up the repair of damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Post-Procedure Care: Immediately after the procedure, it’s essential to avoid washing the treated area for at least 48 hours to ensure the growth factors are fully absorbed.
  • Activity Restriction: Minimise strenuous physical activities for a couple of days post-treatment to prevent swelling and maximise healing.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins to enhance the healing process.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Schedule follow-up visits at our clinic to monitor your recovery and plan if further sessions are necessary.
  • Avoid Certain Medications: Refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications as they can interfere with the natural healing process initiated by PRP.

During your recovery, you might experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising around the injection sites. These symptoms are typically short-lived and gradually subside within a few days. It’s important to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by our specialists to ensure optimal results.

In-depth Aftercare Instructions

Proper aftercare is essential for maximising the effects of PRP therapy and reducing any potential discomfort or complications. Here are further detailed steps and measures you should consider post-treatment:

Immediate Aftercare

  • Ice Application: Applying ice packs to the treated area intermittently for the first few hours can help reduce any swelling and discomfort.
  • Rest: Although PRP therapy is minimally invasive, giving your body time to heal is crucial. Light activities are okay, but avoid anything strenuous.

The First 24 Hours

  • Skin Care: Avoid any topical medications, creams, or makeup on the treated area for at least 24 hours post-therapy.
  • Sun Exposure: Keep the treated area protected from direct sunlight to prevent irritation and facilitate healing.

The First Week

  • Exercise: Gradually reintroduce exercise after the first few days. Start with gentle, non-impact activities and progressively increase intensity based on comfort and guidance from your healthcare provider.
  • Skin Products: After 24 hours, you can start using gentle skin care products as recommended by your doctor. Avoid any harsh treatments such as chemical peels or laser procedures for at least two weeks.

Ongoing Care

  • Healthy Lifestyle: A healthy lifestyle supports not only the recovery from PRP therapy but also your overall well-being. Steer clear of smoking and heavy alcohol use since these can hinder the healing process.
  • Regular Follow-Ups: Regular appointments with your healthcare provider are crucial. If required, they can monitor your progress and modify the treatment strategy.

Enhancing Your PRP Therapy Results

To further improve the efficacy of your PRP treatment and promote faster healing, consider the following tips:


Good nutrition plays a vital role in healing. Foods rich in vitamins (especially A and C), minerals, and antioxidants can boost the body’s ability to repair itself. Include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in your diet together with lean proteins.


Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining the health of every cell in your body. Water helps in the transport of nutrients and elimination of wastes. Make it a daily goal to consume 8–10 glasses of water.

Mental Health

Stress can negatively affect your body’s healing ability. Engage in stress-reducing activities such as yoga, meditation, or any relaxing hobby that you enjoy.


Ensure you establish good sleep habits to get enough rest. Your body heals itself most during sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to aid the recovery process.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Avoiding certain actions can be just as important as taking the right steps. Here are common mistakes to avoid during your PRP therapy recovery:

  • Neglecting Doctor’s Advice: Always follow the tailored advice given by your healthcare provider, even if it seems overly cautious.
  • Returning to Activities Too Soon: While it’s important to stay active, jumping back into your normal routine too quickly can lead to complications.
  • Ignoring Symptoms: If you experience unusual or prolonged symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.

Understanding the Healing Process

The healing timeline can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. While some might feel better within a few days, others may notice gradual improvement over weeks or months. It’s important to set realistic expectations and be patient with your body as it heals. Our services can support you through this process, offering guidance and assistance along the way.

By adhering to these aftercare instructions and enhancing your overall health habits, you can maximise the benefits of your PRP therapy. Remember, the key to a successful recovery is not just the treatment itself but how well you take care of your body afterwards.


Certain supplements might be recommended to support healing. For instance, Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation, while supplements like turmeric or bromelain have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Before starting any new supplement, consult with your healthcare provider to ensure they are appropriate for your situation and won’t interfere with the PRP process.

Gentle Movement

Incorporating gentle movement early in the recovery phase can aid circulation and healing. Techniques such as light stretching or gentle yoga can be beneficial. However, always confirm with your healthcare provider what type of movement is appropriate and when it should be introduced into your recovery regimen.

Avoiding Inflammatory Triggers

Post-treatment, it’s crucial to avoid activities and substances that can trigger inflammation. This includes avoiding high-impact activities, reducing stress levels, and eliminating inflammatory foods from your diet, such as processed foods, sugars, and excessive caffeine.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance

Once the initial recovery phase is over, consider incorporating regular maintenance sessions. These sessions can help prolong the effects of the therapy and continue promoting tissue health. Discuss with your healthcare provider the best schedule for maintenance based on your individual health needs and response to the initial treatment.

Tracking Progress

Keeping a journal of your recovery, especially for our blog, can be incredibly helpful. Note any changes in your symptoms, how you feel each day, and any side effects you experience. This record can be useful for follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider, helping them to tailor ongoing care to your specific needs.

Seeking Support

Recovering from any medical treatment can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. If you’re finding it difficult, consider seeking support from counselling or a support group. Sharing your experience and hearing others’ can provide comfort and additional tips for coping during the recovery period.

By following these detailed aftercare instructions and adopting a proactive approach to your health and recovery, you’re setting the stage for optimal outcomes from your PRP therapy. Remember, the journey to healing is a partnership between you and your healthcare provider. Regular communication and adherence to their expert guidance are key to achieving the best possible results.


For further guidance and to ensure the best results from your PRQ therapy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at My Doctors Clinic Surfers Paradise. Our team is here to support your healing journey every step of the way. Contact us today for more information or to book a follow-up appointment.


It’s recommended to wait at least 48 hours before washing the treated area to allow the growth factors to be fully absorbed.

You should avoid strenuous activities for 48 hours post-treatment to ensure the best results and minimise swelling.

Focus on a balanced diet rich in vitamins C and D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids to support the healing process.

Some discomfort is normal, but it usually subsides within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used as directed by your doctor.

Results can vary, but most patients begin to see improvements within a few weeks, with continued enhancement over several months.

Although rare, if you experience severe symptoms, contact our clinic immediately for guidance.

Podiatrist Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke is a Podiatrist who specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of pain in the foot, ankle and lower limb. Paul has worked amongst multidisciplinary clinical settings including GP’s, Podiatric Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons & Specialists, Chronic disease specialists and Podiatrists who specialise in Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications. Paul is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Paul has a reputation for being particularly skilled and precise with a scalpel. His professional clinical interests include but are not limited to:

  • Toe nail surgeries (both PNA/TNA with matrix phenolisation). Toe and nail pathologies (Elongated nails, toe and nail deformity and fungal nail infections).
  • Achilles Tendonopathies (Trained in shockwave therapy). Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis, fat pad atrophy, nerve entrapment, apophysitis and osteochondrosis)
  • Ankle pathologies (Sprains, nerve impingements and tarsal coalitions)
  • Forefoot pathologies (Forefoot deformities/pain, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, bunions and arthritis). Mid foot pathologies (Osteoarthritis and Tibial Post dysfunction/adult acquired flatfoot deformity)
  • Hip and lower back pain from mal foot alignment and tibial/femoral torsion
  • Paediatrics (Wart debridement, developmental growth milestones, orthotics, general assessments and deformities of the lower limb)
  • Diabetic assessments and education
  • Biomechanics and orthoses manufacturing and modifications (Custom and off the shelf devices and biomechanical assessments).


Paul Clarke forms a great asset to any multidisciplinary clinical team. Renowned for his kind and warm nature, Paul tends to build great rapport with patients and medical professionals alike.

Physiotherapist Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington Physiotherapist, B Ex Sc, M Phty Patrick has a strong interest for learning about the human body and educating on the best ways to ensure successful rehabilitation when injured.

Patrick graduated Griffith University with a Bachelor in Exercise Science, followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy degree. With a background in competitive surf-lifesaving and swimming, he has a passion for treating and educating on injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system. Patrick approaches each individual patient by educating and empowering them, in order to achieve the best health outcomes possible.

Patrick’s professional interests include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Treating areas including shoulders, neck & lower back, ankles, hips, and wrists, by creating programs containing manual therapy and exercises to benefit each individual patient.

Cardiorespiratory Conditions: Education and use of a variety of breathing techniques, as well as walking programs to obtain the best health outcomes.

Neurological Conditions: Retraining of gait, developing muscle strength, and developing a specific program in order to restore deficits as much as possible.

Dietitian Kailey Henry

Kailey has a passion for food and learning how nutrients interact and influence the health of our bodies.
Kailey graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since been sharing her passion and expertise within the community through individual consultations and group education. Kailey takes a holistic and individualized approach to nutrition, with a focus on empowering each individual to make positive, lifelong lifestyle changes through achievable goals.

Kailey’s professional interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Paediatric nutrition and pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Education & strategies for fussy eaters, faltering growth, meeting key nutrition recommendations for conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Chronic disease management
  • Nutritional management of diabetes, cholesterol health, cardiovascular disease, COPD, renal disease and liver disease.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Minimising abdominal discomfort, improving altered bowel habits, education on food choices for self-management.

Dr Day Hong Ma

Qualifications: Currently registered in the Medical Council of Australia as a Vocational Registered GP and Specialist General Surgeon. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide, South Australia MBBS. Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and London Master degree in Skin Cancer Medicine in University of Queensland. Extensive experience in various aspects of General Practice. In the past I have been a Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland and Assistant Professor of Bond University involving teaching medical students. I was a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of General Practice, involved in training junior GP. I also trained many Overseas Trained Doctors. At the present time I am a GP with the following special interests : 1. Skin Cancers skin cancer checks with Mol Max and dermoscopy. I was awarded a Professional Diploma of Dermoscopy from the International Dermoscopy Society surgical excisions of complex skin cancers ( sun cancers and melanomas ) non surgical approach to some skin cancers and precancerous lesions such as Photo Dynamic Therapy and cautery and curettage. 2. Cosmetic Medicine This includes micro needling, platelet rich plasma, and injectables such as fillers and neuromuscular modulators. I have completed the training course under the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Australian Skin Skills Education and Training. Dr Ma also speaks Chinese Mandarin

Dr Greeshma Tummala

I am overseas trained GP and practiced for more than 5 years in India although completed AMC licensing exam here. In India, I have practiced in all aspects of general practice.

My areas of Interest are: Women’s Health, cervical cancer screening, Antenatal Care, Child Immunisations, Chronic Disease Management, Implanon Insertion and Removal, Mental Health, Pregnancy Counselling, Travel Vaccinations, Women’s Health, Medicinal Treatment.

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini

Qualifications: MBBS, AMC Certified, FRACGP, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Speaks: English, Balochi, Brahui, Hindi, and Urdu

Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a highly experienced General Practitioner (GP) / Family Medicine Physician with a distinguished career spanning over 20 years in the field of healthcare. Renowned for his profound knowledge, comprehensive and compassionate approach, Dr. Tariq Jamaldini ensures that every family member, from infants to seniors, receives the individualised care they deserve. With a strong commitment to promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of his patients, Dr. Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has solidified his reputation as a trusted healthcare professional in the community. His medical practice is built on a foundation of integrity, empathy, and a genuine desire to improve the lives of those he treats. Through his dedication to continues learning and clinical excellence, he has expertly diagnosed, treated, and managed a wide range of health conditions, placing him at the forefront of Family Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Dr. Tariq Jamaldini’s diverse expertise encompasses various areas of medicine, making him a well-rounded practitioner capable of addressing a wide range of patient needs. His dedication to improving the health and well-being of his patients continues to be the driving force behind his successful medical career. 

  • General Practice: Tariq Hayat Jamaldini is a trusted General Practitioner (GP) who focuses on providing a wide range of general medical services to patients of all ages. Whether you need preventive care, health assessments, or treatment for common illnesses, you can trust Dr. Jamaldini to deliver compassionate and personalized healthcare with his holistic approach.  
  • Cosmetic Medicine: Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini has been actively involved in performing cosmetic procedures since 2009. His interest in cosmetic medicine reflects his belief in the importance of helping patients look and feel their best. His expertise in cosmetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, PRP injections, allows him to provide patients with safe and effective solutions to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
  • Skin Cancer: Tariq Jamaldini takes a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. His comprehensive knowledge of skin cancer, coupled with his skill in performing screenings and providing treatment options, has saved many lives. 
  • Medicinal Prescriber: Tariq Jamaldini is a certified and authorized specialist prescriber for medicinal, helping patients manage chronic pain and various medical conditions with this alternative therapy. His thorough understanding of the medical benefits of ensures that patients receive the best possible care. 
  • Men’s Health: Tariq Jamaldini understands the unique healthcare needs of men and provides specialized services tailored to men’s health concerns. Whether its addressing issues related to prostate health, sexual health, hormonal imbalances, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculations, hair loss or overall wellness, Dr. Jamaldini is here to support men in their healthcare journey.
  • Opioid Dependence Treatment: Dr Tariq Jamaldini has been a licensed opioid prescriber with Queensland Opioid Treatment Program since 2013. During this time, he has successfully treated and stabilized a significant number of patients who were struggling with opioid dependency. If you or a loved one is facing the challenges of opioid addiction, Dr. Jamaldini provides compassionate and evidence-based treatment choices. His steady dedication is focused on assisting individuals in their journey to overcome addiction and reclaim their health and overall well-being.

Dr Tariq Hayat Jamaldini dedication to providing high-quality healthcare, combined with his multifaceted expertise, makes him a respected and valued member of the medical community. His patients appreciate his unwavering commitment to their well-being and the comprehensive care he provides across various medical disciplines.

Book an online appointment or call: 07 55922299

Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, AMC, Fellowship Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.Speaks Malayalam, and English  Dr Altaf Latif Ayyaril is a vocationally qualified and experienced General Practitioner from India having completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India in 2002. He started his medical career in various medical facilities in Kerala, India. He moved to Australia in 2007 and commenced working at Alice Springs Hospital, NT. He has since worked in hospitals in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and commenced General Practice in 2016 in Kilcoy QLD followed by North Stradbroke Island and Beaudesert. He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Australia College of General Practitioners in 2021. Dr Altaf has special interests in Chronic Disease Management, Acute Management and Mental health amongst other areas of General Practice. He also performs skin cancer checks and minor skin procedures. Dr Altaf speaks Malayalam in addition to English.  

Areas of interest:

  • General Family Medicine
  • Mens health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Health assessments
  • Mental health
  • Skin cancer Checks
  • Minor surgical procedures.

Dr Paul Fisher

Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Dip RACOG) Dr.Fisher qualified as a Pharmacist before completing a medical degree at The University of Tasmania. After working in hospitals & General Practice in Tasmania & Queensland, He commenced work at My Doctors Clinic (formerly The Day & Night Medical Centre) 20 years ago. He is a Medical Officer in The Air Force Reserve & has worked as a Doctor for the Defence Department over the past 30 years. Paul is interested in all areas of General Practice with a special interest in Mental Health (He is a Doctor for Beyond Blue), Obstetrics (Maternity) & Diabetes.