Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
PRP injection therapy requires the extraction of a small amount of your blood. This is then placed (in a specialised syringe) in a centrifuge machine. The blood is spun at high speed which separates the different components from one another (red blood cells and plasma).
The plasma contains high levels of growth factors which are used in the regeneration phase of tissue healing. This concentrated plasma is then re-injected into the treatment area to improve skin texture and enhance collagen production. The goal of PRP injections is to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and improve tissue regeneration.
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How does it work?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a procedure that involves using a patient’s own blood to promote healing and tissue regeneration. Here’s how igtenerally works:
1. Collection of Blood: The procedure begins with the collection of a small amount of the patient’s blood, typically from the arm. The blood is drawn using a syringe and placed into a specialised tube.
2. Centrifugation: The collected blood is then placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins rapidly to separate its components based on density. The centrifugation process separates the blood into its various components, including red blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
3. Concentration of Platelets: The centrifugation process helps to concentrate the platelets, which contain growth factors and other bioactive proteins that play a role in healing and tissue repair. The resulting plasma, which is rich in platelets, is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma.
4. Activation: In some cases, the PRP may be further processed or activated using calcium chloride or other substances to release additional growth factors and enhance its regenerative properties.
5. Injection or Application: The prepared PRP is then injected or applied directly to the targeted area requiring treatment. This can include joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or skin, depending on the specific purpose of the therapy.
6. Tissue Regeneration: Once PRP is delivered to the affected area, the concentrated growth factors and other bioactive substances within the platelets work to stimulate tissue regeneration, enhance healing, and promote the production of new cells and blood vessels. This can help to improve tissue quality, reduce inflammation, and accelerate the healing process.
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At consultation, your Consultant will discuss your treatment options.
The procedure is relatively pain free.
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