Friday, April 17, 2015

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine are all about using your own body to repair and heal injured tissue in the body. Platelet Rich Plasma, also called PRP, can be used in these therapies to assist in repairing the damage.

What exactly is PRP?

Blood plasma that has high autologous concentration of a group of cells called platelets and growth factors. This is different from stem cells, yet both use the body’s own natural reparative factors to heal.

How is PRP obtained?

With a simple and safe blood draw, a small amount of your blood is collected using a special collection of tubes. Once the blood is obtained, the platelets and growth factors in the blood are separated from other components using a centrifuge.

What does PRP do?

After the platelets are separated, the concentrated blood is administered back into the body, in the problem area. The high concentration of platelets delivers powerful does of growth factors, accelerating the healing process and enhancing tissue repair.

How is PRP used?

It can be used in a variety of ways in orthopedic and aesthetic medicine. PRP treatments are used repeatedly to attract stem cells to the site of an injury. Pairing stem cell therapy with PRP boosts the healing process.

Whether you are suffering from an injury, degenerative disease or aging, these treatments can help repair the body and reduce chronic pain. If you have any more questions about PRP or stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

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