PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This is a high concentration of protein derived from blood. To derive PRP, blood sample is taken from the patient and placed in a tube. This tube is then spun in a centrifuge, where natural separation of growth factors and stem cells from red blood cells occurs.
PRP injections originated in more than a decade ago. Today, doctors use it for a variety of medical applications, including helping injured joints, muscles, tendons, and wounds to heal more quickly. They are also used to treat aging skin and hair loss.