Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviation: PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate the healing of soft tissues. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is used extensively in specialties of dermatology, orthopedics and dentistry. Platelet-rich plasma therapy utilizes growth factors present in alpha granules of platelets in an autologous manner. The main indications in dermatology for PRP are androgenetic alopecia, wound healing, face rejuvenation, etc.
Platelet contains a large number of growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor beta (TGF – beta), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
Today, PRP have been safely used in many fields including sports medicine, orthopedics, cosmetics, faciomaxillary and urology. Blood contains plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are small discoid cells with a life span of about 7-10 days. Inside platelets contain granules that contain clotting and growth factors. During the healing process, the platelets are activated and aggregate together. They then release the granules which contain growth factors that stimulate the inflammatory cascade and healing process.
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1 x 9ml 24pc PRP Tube