PRP utilizes the patient’s blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and reintroduced to rejuvenate the skin.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
While blood is principally a liquid (called plasma), it contains small solid components such as red cells, white cells, and platelets as well. Platelets encompass hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically in blood. The concentration of platelets — and therefore the concentration of growth factors — can be five to 10 times greater than usual.