Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma which is a substance produced within the human body’s blood. PRP contains a variety of growth factors and platelets which, when combined, are essential in providing the body what it needs to heal after an injury.
PRP injections are mainly used to aid in the healing of injured muscles, joints, tendons, as well as a multitude of other problems relating to the musculoskeletal system. It can also be used to help promote healing in soft tissues and can be used to improve the appearance of certain body areas.
Today, there is technology that allows us to extract it by collecting a blood sample from the patient where it is later placed in a centrifuge. This allows the PRP to be extracted and later delivered to the injured area to provide a more youthful appearance in other body areas such as the hand, face, and more.