Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood having a platelet concentration above baseline. PRP serves as a growth factor. It contains a high level of platelets and a full complement of clotting and growth factors.
- ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
- FACIAL PIGMENTATION
- WOUND HEALING
- FINE SCARS
- PERIORBITAL PIGMENTATION(DARK CIRCLES)
- ACNE SCARS
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
PRP functions as a tissue sealant and drug delivery system, with the platelets initiating wound repair by releasing locally acting growth factors.
PRODUCTION AND ACTIVATION OF PRP:-
PRP is easy to produce with minimal effort and can be prepared as needed at the point of care. In a two-step process,
- whole blood from the patient is first centrifuged to separate the plasma from packed red blood cells and then
- further centrifuged to separate PRP from platelet-poor plasma.
This concentrate is then activated with the addition of thrombin or calcium, resulting in a gelatinous platelet gel.
Clinically valuable PRP contains at least one million platelets per microliter. Lesser concentrations cannot be relied on to enhance wound healing, and greater concentrations have not been shown to increase wound healing.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of injections you will need is generally dependent upon the condition being treated and how severe it is. Some patients may feel sufficient relief and improvement after one injection; others may need a series of treatments. Depending on your progress, your doctor can determine how many injections are necessary.