PRP Treatment


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a regenerative, minimally invasive procedure that utilizes the patient's own blood to promote tissue healing and follicle regeneration.


About the treatment

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP treatment, is a regenerative treatment that has gained tremendous popularity over the past few years. This is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that makes use of the patient's blood and promotes follicle regeneration and healing. This procedure involves sourcing the patient's blood, processing it, isolating the platelets and injecting it back into the patient's body at the required area.

What Is PRP Treatment?

PRP is a concentration of growth factors and platelets extracted from the patient's blood. The platelets are tiny, disc-like cells in the blood responsible for tissue repair and blood clotting. They have a high concentration of growth factors that regenerate and heal tissues.

PRP is obtained by extracting blood from the patient and spinning it using a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the remaining blood components.

The resultant PRP is then injected into the affected region of the patient.

The whole process can be completed in less than an hour and can also be performed on an outpatient basis.

Benefits of PRP Treatment

PRP treatment has several benefits associated with it.

Non-Surgical: Going under the knife is many people’s worst nightmare. PRP therapy is a non-surgical procedure and does not require general anaesthesia or incisions, reducing the downtime and risk of complications that generally come with most procedures.

Minimal Side Effects: Another factor that keeps people from availing themselves of such treatments is their concern regarding side effects. PRP therapy is often very safe and well-tolerated by the patients' bodies. The side effects that patients mostly exhibit are minor and include swelling, bruising, and mild pain.

Fast Recovery: You don’t need to apply for indefinite leave from work and go on loss of pay. Nor do you have to hire someone to sit your house, babies, or pets. Patients are allowed to return to their normal activities after the completion of the procedure. The procedure comes with minimal to no downtime at all.

Long-Lasting Results: You don’t want to undergo a procedure that gives you fleeting satisfaction and happiness. You want solid, enduring results. PRP therapy promotes healing and follicle regeneration that can provide long-lasting results that require very few follow-up sessions to maintain them.

Customisable Treatment: PRP therapy is customised to meet the requirements of the patients, as each patient would have a unique and specific requirement that includes the number of injections and concentration of the platelets to achieve the required results.

How Is PRP Treatment Performed?

PRP treatment is a simple and minimally invasive procedure. It involves the following steps:

  • Blood Collection: The doctor or a qualified medical professional will extract a small quantity of blood from the arm of the patient.
  • Centrifugation: The sample is made to spin at high speeds by placing it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the other components.
  • Preparation of PRP: The doctor will extract the PRP when the platelets are separated from the rest of the solution.
  • Injection: The doctor shall then inject the PRP that is rich in growth factors into the affected region by using a thin needle. The injection may then be guided by imaging techniques such as ultrasound to ensure the accuracy of the placement.

The entire procedure typically takes around 30-60 minutes, based on the location and size of the treatment area.

Upon completing the procedures, patients can return to their daily routines immediately. Nevertheless, some might experience swelling or mild discomfort at the injection site.