PRP Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a fluid which is extracted from your own blood, and then injected into your joints or tendons to treat a variety of problems. It is concentrated from your own blood, and contains high amounts of platelets (the types of blood cells which cause coagulation).  These platelets are full of growth factors, which when injected into diseased areas of your body assist in the repair processes of your damaged tissue.

PRP comes from your own blood.  PRP is made by obtaining a sample of your own blood – typically 30-60mLs, then spinning it in a high speed centrifuge to separate the blood components.  The different components of the blood separate out in a test tube – the red cells, white cells, platelets and plasma.  The platelets are then selected along with a small volume of plasma, they undergo an activation process, and are then injected into your body.


Once produced, PRP is drawn up into a syringe and then inserted using image guidance (either CT or Ultrasound) into the area it is needed. A normal course of PRP is three injections spaced a week apart.

PRP can treat a variety of bone and joint problems.

There are studies supporting its use for:

How Long Does PRP Treatment Take to Work?

The amount of time it takes for this therapy to make a difference will depend on your body’s own healing capacities as well as the extent of your issue. Your age has something to do with it, too. PRP supercharges your natural healing abilities, but someone else who is naturally a faster healer than you are would still see speedier results from the same PRP treatment, all other things being equal.

When you hear about everything that PRP can do, it’s natural to be excited! The good news is that most men or women who are interested in PRP are good candidates for it. Since the therapy comes from your own blood, there are very few contraindications.
Your first step is to come to see us for a consultation. Whether you’re interested in PRP for joint pain relief, hair restoration, sexual wellness, or anything else, we’ll ensure you’re a good candidate and design a treatment plan that’s right for you.

The only things that might keep you from getting a PRP treatment are a history of blood cancer, possible infections in the target areas, pregnancy, a recent fever or illness, or if you are on anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy. With most of these, you can still have PRP therapy once the issue or condition has passed. With certain medications, it may be possible for you to pause them for a while in order to receive therapy.
There are no elaborate instructions for PRP preparation. It’s a good idea to avoid blood-thinning medications for a week before treatment. Also, the more hydrated you are and the better the nutrition you ingest during that week, the higher the quality of your platelets and plasma will be.
Again, there is no laundry list of instructions to follow, and there is no need to take time off from work or make significant changes to your schedule. Avoid anti-inflammatories for a few weeks after your therapy, stay hydrated, and avoiding smoking and drinking for at least a week to get the best results.

How to Get Started

Are you ready to get started? If you’re concerned with the signs of aging, have an injury to a joint or are suffering daily aches and pains from arthritis, if you no longer enjoy sex as you once did, or if you’re suffering from male or female pattern baldness, PRP is an exciting treatment that can make a big difference

Our administration and support staff all have exceptional people skills and trained to assist you with all medical enquiries.