Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
PRP with Rejuvapen
*Results may vary from patient to patient
What is PRP:
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood plasma with concentrated platelets and other growth factors. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. In response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally recruits platelets and white blood cells from the blood to initiate a healing response.
Under normal conditions, platelets store numerous growth factors which are released in response to signals from the injured tissue. Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets from your blood, and induce this growth factor release as the solution is injected into injured tissue, simulating this same healing response in a more powerful form.
PRP’s most exciting feature is that it is YOUR body, YOUR blood and YOUR plasma. Nothing artificial, nothing modified and therefore is 100% safe. It is the most natural way of rejuvenating.
To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient's arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors by up to 600%. Using the patient's own blood, specifically prepared platelets are taken and re-injected into the affected area.
When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tendon, ligament, or muscle with a high concentration of growth factors that triggers the healing cascade. As a result, new tissue begins to develop. As this tissue matures it begins to shrink, causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the damaged area.
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