Platelet rich plasma is one of the most promising advancements in medicine today. It has been used in surgery for decades and now has many uses across the medical and cosmetic fields. Before undergoing treatment with PRP, patients often are not familiar with it. Here are 3 things you probably didn’t know about platelet rich plasma.
#1: Platelet Rich Plasma Has 5 Times The Amount Of Platelets As Blood
On average, once spun in a centrifuge, PRP has roughly five times the amount of platelets as blood as a whole. Platelets contain important growth factors and also create a signal that tells your body to heal. This is why PRP therapy is often effective at promoting healing, collagen production, and hair growth.
#2: It May Reduce Scarring
The use of PRP during surgery may reduce post-surgical scarring. While studies are still ongoing, early research shows that patients often see less scarring following a surgical procedure using platelet rich plasma.
#3: PRP Is Exceptionally Safe
Since PRP comes from a patient’s own blood and body, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is minute, if not, impossible. This makes PRP safer than some of the most common cosmetic injections.
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