PRP injections (Platelet-Rich Plasma) can help heal a multitude of ailments that range from sports-related injuries such as arthritis in joints, tendonitis in muscles, and partial tears in ligaments. It also is a beneficial therapy for combating signs of aging or scarring in facial tissues due to loss of collagen, pigmentation changes from sun exposure, and acne. PRP is also used for alopecia (hair loss) in the scalp.
Platelets are the essential part of your blood and are responsible for prevention of bleeding and blood clotting. PRP consists of a concentrated amount of platelets that contain many growth factors. Blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge, and the plasma and concentrated platelets are removed from the separated blood product. When concentrated and injected in an affected area, PRP can enhance healing at the site of the disease or injury.