Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment with many applications, including wound healing, treatment of sports injuries, and for what is called the “vampire facelift.”
How PRP Is Prepared
Blood is drawn in Dr. Lee’s office, in the same way that routine blood samples are taken in a lab as ordered by your primary care doctor. PRP is prepared by centrifuging your blood sample. A centrifuge is a machine with a rapidly rotating container that uses centrifugal force to separate fluids of different densities. It separates the red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma from platelet-rich plasma through the differences in specific gravity.