Though blood is primarily a liquid also known as plasma, it is also comprised of several small solid components, better known as red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets are responsible for playing major roles in clotting blood. However, they also contain numerous proteins called growth factors which are critical in injury healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is, as the name implies, plasma with that is especially rich platelets compared to what is normally found in the blood. The platelet concentration can be five to ten times greater than what is normal.
As research continues into PRP, there is greater evidence of how PRP can expedite the anti-aging and rejuvenation process, serving as something of an all-in-one solution for anti-aging. It can also help with plastic surgery procedures, including facial rejuvenation. Forehead wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes can be reduced, it can stimulate the growth of stem cells resulting in thicker follicles, and it can be used just about anywhere in the body where a patient wants to stimulate the natural healing ability of the skin.
Most PRP treatments involve the withdrawal of a small amount of a patient’s blood. The blood plasma is then used for a cosmetic treatment.
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