About PRP

About PRP

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. The patient’s blood is drawn and processed in a way that allows the provider to isolate the PRP or platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. These concentrated platelets contain numerous growth factors that the body uses to heal injured tissue. The PRP is then activated to quickly release these potent growth factors and injected back into the patient in the area of concern. PRP is extremely safe because it is the patient’s own blood products being injected and there have been no reported major complications from its use. PRP has been used for decades in orthopedics and wound healing because of its ability to generate new healthy tissue quickly. Now the same principals have been applied to aesthetics and sexual function.

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