WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA OR PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy has been used as a clinical tool for many years. Typical medical treatments include chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, bone repair as well as plastic surgery and simple cosmetics more commonly known as platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). In the fields of orthopedic, sports medicine, and pain management PRP has yielded very promising results. We are also seeing benefits in cosmetic applications as well.
PRP involves drawing a small amount of your own blood to run through a centrifuge. This process separates the red blood cells from the plasma serum. PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines, that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. (Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and pain).
This PRP serum is injected back into your body at a targeted location. This boosts your body’s natural regenerative and healing process by providing concentrated levels of growth factors and stem cells for superior healing.