The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins. Because all constitutes retrieved in platelet-rich plasma are exclusively from the patient (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance. Most indications for the treatment require three treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart. Improvement may be seen as early as 3 weeks and can take 3 months for collagen regeneration and other growth factor effects or longer. Some may require less treatment to see improvement, others may require more treatments. After a series of treatments results may last up to 12 to 18 months. To maintain results treatment is recommended every 9 to 12 months.
Platelet-rich plasma can be used with micro-needling only or be injected in the areas of need. Treatment involves collecting your blood then injecting the isolated PRP into the treatment area.