Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, is one of the components of blood. It is plasma that is particularly rich in platelets. Platelets are important to blood clotting and healing. When isolated from your red blood cells, the presence of the platelets indicates that an area of the body needs healing.
When your body heals a wound, it naturally produces collagen and elastin in order to repair the skin. Undergoing platelet rich plasma injections for hair restoration or as filler produces this same effect. The presence of platelets indicates the need for new collagen in the area. In the case of hair restoration, they can repair damaged hair follicles and promote a healthy scalp. This promotes new hair growth.
Outside of the cosmetic industry, PRP’s healing properties are used to speed the healing of soft tissue injuries and as a form of physical therapy. The uses of PRP are still being studied and determined. However, PRP has shown to often speed up and improve the healing process. These benefits can then be harnessed for medical and cosmetic procedures.
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