Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelets initiate vascular repair
PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is essentially blood without the red blood cells. Platelets are cells found in the blood that are essential for clot formation and wound healing. PRP, is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum, that contains factors to promote vascular repair. PRP therapy mimics the body’s own natural healing process, by providing required growth factors, it intensifies the body’s efforts to renew and rejuvenate. To create PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal.