Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets as a form of healing system to treat and improve certain areas of the body. Commonly used by doctors for face treatments (facials) and to treat a type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, which affects men and women. They can also be used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
How does it work?
PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to 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 injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.