Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy (PRP) is a method of treatment becoming widely popular in many medical fields including pain management, orthopaedics, sports medicine, cosmetics and dentistry.
During the procedure, the patient’s blood is collected and undergoes centrifugation (spinning) in order to concentrate and activate the platelet count. The blood is then injected into the relevant site under local anaesthetic.
Platelets, when activated, release chemicals known as growth factors, which stimulate tissue cells to synthesise and form new, healthy tissue. This relatively simple and minimally invasive procedure utilises healing properties in the blood to initiate a greater healing response in tissue that is failing to repair. This is particularly useful in areas of the body with poor blood circulation, particularly tendons and ligaments.
PRP therapy has a large and growing number of applications.
At the Tasmanian Skin Clinic we utilise PRP therapy for the treatment of;
- Osteoarthritis and other degenerative knee conditions
- Cosmetic Skin Rejuvination
- Scar Treatment
Additionally, if your referring specialist or doctor indicates you may be a candidate for PRP therapy, the procedure can be performed at the Tasmanian Skin Clinic.