PRP is the concentration of the patients’ own plasma that are rich in platelets and growth factors, or the proteins that promote growth, and healing of the cells.
To collect PRP, a doctor draws around 20-30 ml of the patients’ own blood (at only approximately 10% of the usual blood donation) and uses a centrifuge to separate platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components. Once separated, PRP will be used and injected onto different areas of the body, including face, scalp, knees, joint, ankles as a rejuvenation and treatment method. Since PRP is derived from the patients’ own blood, no major side effects are reported, other than bruises, or minor pain at the injection site.
PRP therapy is supported by several medical research of its safety and efficacy in the treatment of several conditions and pain relief.