Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a patient’s own platelets to improve the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, growing the hair, or face rejuvenation.
PRP injections are prepared by taking a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your body tissue.
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and treated before it is delivered to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament.
Purposes for PRP Therapy: