What Happens During PRP Treatment?

The first step is to draw a little of your blood. The blood is then separated into its red blood cell, white blood cell, plasma, and platelet components using a centrifuge mechanism. Our dedicated laboratory employs certified personnel and uses the top equipment approved by the FDA for treatments. This ensures that the platelets are carefully concentrated under strict guidelines for sterility and quality control.

Once the PRP solution is ready, you are placed under a local anesthesia and the PRP is injected into the target area(s). A single injection can thus be administered. However, multiple injections, sometimes 10-15 different ones, can greatly benefit you by covering the entire area in need of healing. The number and placement of the individual injections depends on the severity and duration of your injury.

This procedure can be confined to a single session, but in most serious injuries, we find that it is best to repeat it 3-6 times, at approximately 4-week intervals. To that end, we offer packages when appropriate.

A follow-up visit is scheduled approximately two weeks after the initial treatment. At that time, the physician will conduct an evaluation and suggest or refine any decision regarding the need for additional treatments. A single PRP treatment seems to provide results for most people for a period of a few months. In acute or chronic injuries however, repeated treatment is most effective and lasting. Injections are extremely safe and can be combined with other treatments, medications and supplements if desired.