PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is obtained by taking a small blood sample from the patient. The blood is drawn from the arm of the patient at the time the procedure is being performed. The blood is then centrifuged with a focus on concentrating the platelets together. Platelets have been shown to release growth factors that offer many benefits to the patients, including helping the patient heal, new tissue growth, and collagen regeneration.
Historically, PRP has been used in a variety of specialties including Plastics, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Dentistry, and General surgery for its ability to help accelerate healing, minimize blood loss, decrease pain, eliminate drains, and help decrease the risk of infection. Currently, PRP is being utilized in the field of cosmetic dermatology to help damaged and aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, more youthful results but also to stimulate hair growth.
Since PRP is derived from your own blood, the side effects are virtually eliminated.