Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, is blood plasma with concentrated platelets and other growth factors. The concentrated platelets found in your blood contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are essential to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing in an area that has been damaged such as bone and articular cartilage regeneration and repair, promote the development of new blood vessels, and stimulate wound healing. The PRP signals the body to send cells to repair the area of injury. The use of concentrated growth factors (PRP) is new and cutting-edge technology that can help stimulate tissue repair, and regenerate weakened torn or damaged ligaments and joints.
PRP is derived from your own blood. Your blood is drawn and then centrifuged or filtered down to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. These highly concentrated platelets are then injected into damaged areas to catalyze new growth.
Platelet-rich plasma contains the growth factor necessary to begin the repair and regeneration of tissue at the tissue site. Concentrated platelets contain large reservoirs of growth factors that have the potential to greatly accelerate the normal and natural ability of our bodies to heal themselves.