At Phlebotomy Training Services we have a number of courses that are aimed at commercial clients, as opposed to private. These commercial clients typically want to learn to be a phlebotomist as it allows them to offer services that they usually wouldn’t be able to. In the past we have worked with medical researchers, nutritionists, dentists, beauticians and many more.
One of the most common reasons people want to learn phlebotomy is so that they can then go on to offer various PRP related therapies/treatments.
But what exactly is PRP, and can you use it in your business?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a substance that is thought to have fantastic healing properties when injected. This is because the platelets contain ‘growth factors’ – these are thought to essentially be concentrated repair and growth minerals. When these are put into the body the help create localised repair.
How is it done?
The procedure is actually very simple and safe, if done properly. The procedure may vary depending on the purpose, but it is essentially the same. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient. This blood is then placed into a centrifuge which spins at an extremely high speed. This separates the component parts of blood. The PRP is taken from this, and then injected back into the patient.
Who Uses it?
There are many uses for PRP, from injury recovery to aesthetic treatments and speeding up the healing time for surgeries. As mentioned above, some of our past clients who have gone on to use PRP include beauticians who use them for ‘vampire’ facials, sports injury recovery specialists, dentists who use PRP to help speed up recovery time and aesthetic clinics who offer hair loss prevention treatments.
If you are thinking about offering PRP treatment then it is vital that every step of the process be carried out properly – this includes the initial step of extracting the patient’s blood, known as phlebotomy.
If you are looking for a phlebotomy training provider then we are more than happy to help. If you are curious about PRP, and how we can help you offer this treatment, then just call us on 01609 751 610 or contact us here.