What is PRP
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. The internal essence of your blood contains life giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP is a viable and intact concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. Since the autologous platelet-rich plasma is processed from the patients own blood, there is almost no risk of reaction or rejection.
The practitioner draws a small amount of blood from the patient.
The blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun at a rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. This process derives a high concentration of biological nutrient rich cells to the autologous platelet-rich plasma.
The PRP is then distributed on any area of concern to the patient (face, neck, scars, etc.) and micro-needled into the skin to deliver 8 nutrients with the following known effects:
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase. Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.
- Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of tissue repairing itself after injury.
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
- Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
- Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.