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Medical applications of Platelet Rich Plasma

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The human body has an extraordinary capability to heal and reconstruct itself. Generally growth of new tissues in the human body is carried out by stem cells and is stimulated by various growth factors and hormones. Human Blood Plasma is also one of such substance present in human blood that can help the human body to restore and reconstruct itself along with acting as a firewall in protecting your body against various external attacks and diseases. This liquid part of the blood works wonders when present within the body in adequate amounts and also when synthesized into medicine formed by collecting it through Plasma Donation.


The development plasma applications in the past few years have given rise to growth of plasma medicines in an innovative field of research showing great potential benefits. In dermatology, new horizons are being introduced by the use of Human Blood Plasma products that provided favorable treatments for various concerns like wound healing, tissue regeneration, therapy of skin infections, and many more skin related diseases. There are numerous treatments that are developed using this miracle substance and have wide applications associated with each.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment in today’s advance medical world known as Orthobiologics, which refer to science of growth factors and proteins that are naturally found in the Human Blood Plasma. Platelet rich plasma is the blood plasma that is a naturally occurring component of your own blood and is enriched with a high concentration of platelets in it. This concentrated source of platelets also contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissues in the human body. It recreates the entire tissue in the human body when used externally by various medical innovative procedures. Also, it can be used as an aid during minor accidents and bone fractures.


In humans, PRP has been investigated and used as a clinical tool for various types of medical treatments like nerve injury, osteoarthritis, cardiac muscle injury, bone repair, regeneration plastic surgery, oral surgery and many more to list. PRP has also received high consideration in the popular media as a result of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes. In dermatology, PRP has a wide range of applications as it encourages skin rejuvenation by stimulating the growth of collagen and improving blood supply to all the skin tissue, both of which are important factors in anti aging therapies. Nevertheless, skin tone and texture will be improved with PRP application. It may take 3- 6 weeks to show the desired results.



Plasma application in dermatology is not limited however. Some among the wide range of PRP applications include treatment of acne, scarring, alopecia (especially in women), skin rejuvenation and tightening around the eyes (for thin crepe like skin and fine lines), wound healing, disinfection or sterilization, post pregnancy skin laxity and therapy of various skin infections or tissue regeneration. PRP collected from Plasma Donation and processed is considered as a miracle substance in dermatology and cosmetic medicine development. It has been used over the last several years as an effective treatment in various surgical and medical fields.


However, each person is unique and responses to PRP medications will vary, though adverse reactions are rare to account. Using topical anesthetic cream before injecting the PRP can help to combat the side effect. You may anyhow feel a tingling sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising observed on your skin. These symptoms will however soon disappear. Consulting a dermatologist prior to any such PRP application is strictly advisable.

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