Platelet-rich plasma or PrP is an “autologous blood therapy” that uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. Your blood is a liquid called plasma that contains small solid components including: red cells, white cells, and platelets. Platelets are known for their importance in allowing your blood to clot, but they also contain proteins called growth factors that are essential in healing injuries. In response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally secretes platelets and white blood cells from the blood to initiate a healing response.
Under normal conditions, in response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally secretes platelets, which in turn release over 20 different growth hormones to initiate healing in the injured tissue. Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets from your blood and induce the growth factor release as we inject the solution directly into the injured tissue, simulating this same healing response in a more powerful form.