Your blood contains four ingredients: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. The platelets in your blood are responsible for clotting, preventing you from bleeding out — but their role hardly stops there. Once the bleeding is controlled, your platelets release growth factors and cytokines to initiate the healing cascade, which includes calling on white blood cells, stem cells and growth factors.
With PRP therapy, we draw a sample of your own blood. Then, using a special centrifuge and an anticoagulant, we separate out the platelets to create a biocompatible concentrate. Getting PRP is essentially like getting a booster dose of IM vitamins. You get a boost of benefits however only for a short period of time. Whereas the PRF, along with all the beneficial properties of stem cells, growth factors and cytokines will remain in your tissues for several weeks after your injection which will optimize the effects of the treatment.
Certain areas of medicine, especially orthopedics, have been turning to PRP therapy to help accelerate healing of both hard and soft tissues. On the aesthetics side, we’ve found great success in using this practice to rejuvenate aging skin and to address hair loss.