Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a progressive non-surgical healing treatment in a variety of fields, including wound management.
PRP is a fraction of autologous plasma with supraphysiological concentration of platelets.
Platelets contain α granules, which comprise cytokines, growth factors and bioactive proteins essential for tissue repair and healing. Upon injury, platelets initiate blood coagulation and release growth factors that activate the healing response ( PDGF/ TGF/ VEGF/ EGF etc.)
These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing; promoting development of new blood vessels, new epithelization as well as stimulating other cascades in the wound healing process.