The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), is a product obtained by centrifuging the autologous blood, which is, taken from the same patient, obtaining a platelet concentrate, which when combined with calcium chloride initiates activation of said platelets, growth releasing factor which contributes to cell regeneration. When injected plasma in the most flaccid the face and neck, stimulates production of collagen, elastin and epidermal tissue, resulting in young skin smoother and better.

Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain to various maladies, including - but not limited to - elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonosis. Early work is also showing promise for osteoarthritis.

The side effects of PRP injections are very limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood, which they should have no reaction to. Some relative rest is needed immediately following the procedure, then usually followed by a progressive stretching and strengthening program.

The following indications Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are:

  • No makeup for 24 hrs.
  • No sun exposure.
  • Do not go to the solarium during rest day.
  • Not exercising for the rest day.
  • No cream placed after the procedure