In this case, your plasma is the star of the show. This is the clear part of your blood that contains red and white blood cells, platelets, and other small elements such as growth factors.
For PRP therapy, we draw several small vials of blood, then separate it into different parts using a centrifuge. We then take the plasma, now concentrated with platelets, proteins, and growth factors, add natural elements such as thrombin and calcium chloride to further activate the platelets, and then inject the compound precisely into the site of damaged tissue.
Having a higher concentration of the substances your cells need for repair can stimulate them to complete these tasks faster and more efficiently. The typical benefits of PRP can include:
- Accelerated recovery
- A faster return to activities
- Reduction in inflammation
- Reduction in pain