During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss the treatment, your goals, the procedure and your medical history including past injuries to the area. We will also go through any medications you may be taking as some medications can cause sensitivity to the skin. Here, you can discuss any queries you may have about PRP.
Following the initial consultation, if you agree to proceed, your practitioner will draw a small amount of your blood from your arm using a small needle.
We then spin your blood very fast in a centrifuge, which separates the platelet rich plasma (containing the important growth factors), from the other blood cells. Once this is completed the PRP is extracted and ready for use.
Should you wish, we can apply a local or topical anaesthetic to numb your treatment areas, although most patients do not feel any pain during this treatment. Your practitioner will then apply (via injection or needling) the platelet rich plasma into, and around, the site you wish to be treated.