Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tissue, skin, muscles and organs. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve various problems such as:
- Facial tone and wrinkles
- Hair loss
- Breast rejuvenation
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 compromised body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.