PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments (PRP) harness the body’s natural repair functions. Platelets are one of the components of your blood, little discs packed with growth and repair factors that  are released when you injure yourself and make new tissues to restore the body to health. There has been an enormous amount of medical research done on PRP over the last 20 years and it has shown to be effective in many spheres. The ones we specialise in are

  • Improving the quality of your skin from the stimulation of new collagen production
  • Helping with pain and injuries in joints and tendons such as arthritis of the knee, rotator cuff problems of the shoulder problems, and plantar fasciitis

 

The treatment is very safe because the PRP is prepared from your own blood. Several test tubes of your blood are taken in the same way as when you have a blood test, and these are then spun in a centrifuge at a very carefully controlled speed so that the Red Cells sink to the bottom. The plasma which sits on the top is then removed and is reinjected into you wherever it is needed, for instance the knee because you have arthritis or the skin to make new collagen