PRP Therapy Risks and Side Effects
A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause major side effects. The procedure involves a blood draw, so you should make sure you are very hydrated and have eaten before receiving the procedure. Less common risks of PRP injections include:
- Bleeding, tissue damage, infection, nerve injuries
If you are considering PRP injections, be sure to talk with your health care provider about all the benefits and risks.
* The equipment used to produce PRP and the injections themselves have been cleared by the FDA. Since PRP is a substance derived from one’s own blood, it is not considered a drug. FDA clearance means that doctors can prescribe and administer PRP if they believe it’s in the best interest of the patient.