PRP treatment is the latest non-surgical treatment to manage various medical and surgical disorders. It is safe and effective.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is the liquid aspect of our blood which houses all the cellular components such as red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. In simple terms, platelets naturally make up only 10% of our blood's cellular components. In PRP, the platelet ratio is flipped to 90% platelets. Therefore, PRP is plasma rich in platelets.
PRP is useful to help,
The Doctor starts by taking a small amount of blood from your arm. This is the same as when you have a routine blood test at your family Doctor. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very fast speed.
When this process has completed we are left with platelet rich plasma. This is then drawn off into a syringe and mixed with a solution ready for injection. It is then placed by injection into the areas where we want the improvement.
The frequency of the treatment depends on condition to which we are injecting PRP. In most cases three sessions are required to deliver the optimum level of treatment. At your consultation the Doctor will advise you as to how many treatments are required and when they should be carried out. In some cases one treatment may be all that is required.
You can use your other medical treatments concurrently.
Usually no side effects. But,
You need to be a little patient because these results can take time to take effect. It is perfectly possible to see results early on, even in a matter of a week , but you must allow three to six months to gauge the results objectively.
You should expect around two years of improvement in most cosmetic indications. Most patients tend to book in for top up treatments around this time to maintain the progress made.