Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy(PRP) is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma and finds its application as therapeutic in several medical fields including orthopedic, dental, aesthetic plastic surgery and dermatology. PRP therapy has been suggested to promote wound healing as well as lessening the postoperative infection, pain, and blood loss.
How it works?
- PRP works via degranulation of the alpha (α)-granules in the platelets.
- The α-granules releases several growth factors which act on the stem cells in the bulge area thereby stimulating re-development of hair follicles and promoting angiogenesis.
- PRP is an inherently safe procedure since platelets are extracted from patient’s own blood.
- The optimal PRP platelet concentration is unclear, the current centrifugation method of PRP preparation reports 300-700% enrichment.
- The concentrated PRP is then injected into the affected area using a special micro needle by the experts.