What is PRP?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood to clot and host other necessary growth and healing functions.
What is PRP used for?
Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process. Indications for PRP vary for a variety of concerns including hair loss and facial rejuvenation (vampire facial), as well as improving muscle and tendon injury.
PRP treatments can also be combined with other substances to enhance the results further.
What to expect with PRP
PRP injections are prepared by taking 10 to 15 ml of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned and numbed with topical anaesthetic. The activated platelets are then injected directly into desired area to be treated. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
How often do you need it?
To achieve the best outcome, treatment might be delivered monthly for three consecutive months.