PRP injections are prepared using your own blood. After it’s drawn, your blood is placed in a specialized system which uses light sensors to separate platelets from the other components of your blood, such as red blood cells.
Next, these highly concentrated platelets — or PRP — are injected into the site of your pain or injury. There, they release growth factors that help accelerate the healing-regenerative process. Your nurse practitioner will anesthetize the treatment site before the procedure to reduce initial discomfort.