Platelet-rich plasma injections are outpatient procedures. Because the patient’s blood must be drawn and prepared for injection, a typical procedure may take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Whether the patient has a one-time injection or a series of injections spaced over weeks or months is up to the individual patient and doctor.
Doctors believe that the high concentration of cytokines and growth factors in the PRP serum can stimulate the regeneration of the uterine lining. PRP can make the lining strong enough so that it is capable of sustaining the implanted embryo. This is because PRP creates new blood vessels that nourish the lining and build fresh interconnecting tissue. In addition, fertility experts add hormone supplements to support the pregnancy.