PLATELET RICH PLASMA
What is PRP (platelet rich plasma)?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma - blood plasma containing a high concentration of platelets (also known as thrombocytes).
PRP therapy helps to accelerate and promote the body ‘s natural healing and rejuvenation process without subjecting patients to significant risk.
The philosophy is to merge cutting edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal.
PRP technology was initially developed 20 years ago to aid with wound healing and blood loss. Now it is being used successfully as a leading method of skin rejuvenation.
How does it work?
Blood is taken directly from the patient, in a procedure similar to a blood test.
The blood is then centrifuged, which separates the red blood cells from PRP using a special gel. The PRP is then directly injected into the focus area to support and help accelerate the process of tissue regeneration and repair.
PRP contains fundamental growth factors, which are activated by the platelets which help initiate the tissue regeneration process.
For example, when you cut yourself, the body’s natural response is to attract platelets that release growth factors and facilitate healing. By concentrating the platelets we increase the release of growth factors.