Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a process which uses the patient’s own blood to aid in treatment of a number of skin concerns.
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, (the liquid portion of blood) and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. While they are recognised for their clotting abilities, platelets also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal. Common concerns treated by PRP are hair loss, and general skin rejuvenation.
To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians take a blood sample from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.