Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy harnesses the power of a patient’s own platelets through injections to expedite the healing process of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. This innovative approach leverages an individual’s natural healing mechanisms to enhance musculoskeletal recovery.

To create PRP injections, a small amount of the patient’s own blood, typically ranging from one to a few tubes, undergoes a centrifugation process. This process concentrates the platelets, which are then activated and administered directly into the affected or compromised bodily tissue. This administration initiates the release of growth factors that, in turn, stimulate and amplify the production of reparative cells within the patient’s body.


Utilizing your body’s essential proteins and growth factors, plasma stimulates cellular growth, skin healing, and collagen production for supple, visibly youthful-looking skin. Often nicknamed ‘liquid gold,’ plasma is unsurprisingly effective. Injections encourage brightening and tightening under the eyes, plump fine lines, reduce scarring, and even out skin tone.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) plus microneedling combines two powerful treatment modalities in one to achieve skin rejuvenation. During this treatment a device is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin with tiny needles in order to produce collagen and elastin. Microneedling also creates channels through which Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or stem growth factors can be applied to the skin surface to expedite the body’s own repair process.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Initially, blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to be separated into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp, specifically targeting thinning areas. This bathes hair follicles in healing growth factors, stimulating new hair growth and enhancing hair volume.


  • Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and Joint Injuries –  PRP injections may be able to treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. For example, chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow or jumper’s knee can often take a long time to heal, so adding PRP shots to a treatment regimen can help to stimulate the healing process, decrease pain and enable a return to activities sooner.

  • Post-surgical Healing – Clinicians first used PRP to accelerate healing after jaw or plastic surgeries. Now, post-surgical PRP injections have expanded to help heal muscles, tendons and ligaments, as procedures on these tissues have notoriously long recovery times.

  • Osteoarthritis – Early studies indicate that PRP injections may help treat osteoarthritis pain and stiffness by modulating the joint environment and reducing inflammation, but research is growing.