Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Can Heal And Rejuvenate

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated portion of your blood that contains a cocktail of growth factors and healing substances. Platelets are the cells in your blood that form a plug when you’re injured to stop the bleeding. They also release multiple growth factors to start the healing process in the injured area. The body can’t increase platelet production in just one area but a PRP injection can provide up to ten times the normal concentration of platelets. 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has shown benefits in: 

  • arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and other musculoskeletal problems
  • aging skin
  • hair loss
  • skin rejuvenation
  • chronic dry eyes

In clinical trials in patients with knee arthritis where PRP was compared to a cortisone injection,  PRP was more effective.

We’ve had good results with PRP therapy for tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and chronic dry eyes (PRP eye drops for home use). Plantar fasciitis is often completely relieved with just one PRP treatment at Skinspirations. Hair thickening can be achieved with PRP combined with a biomatrix that keeps the PRP in the treated area longer. Patients have also been happy with the results of PRP combined with Microneedling.

What happens during a PRP treatment?

PRP treatments require a blood sample but our medical assistants are so smooth you’ll probably barely feel it. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the yellowish platelet portion of blood (plasma) from the red and white blood cells. The plasma is then centrifuged to concentrate the platelet portion of the liquid at the bottom of the tube. We use this most concentrated plasma for your treatment. 

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) eye drops will relieve these dry eyesPRP can be painted over the tiny holes made by microneedling or a Profractional treatment to deliver it into the deeper layers of skin or it can be injected. We put it into sterile eyedropper bottles to take home for dry eyes.

Are there risks with PRP treatments?

As with any injection, there are risks of bruising and the rare chance of infection from the needle puncture. When used for arthritis, tendonitis, or plantar fasciitis, there is sometimes increased soreness at the injection site for the first few days after treatment. There is a slight risk of infection when using PRP for dry eyes if the bottle contents become contaminated.

You don’t need to come into the office to learn if PRP therapy might be a good treatment option for you. You can email Dr. Elliott directly at If you’re interested in learning about our other treatments, you’ll want to come for a complimentary consultation, which you can schedule by calling 727-571-1923 or filling out an online request here.