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Things to know about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Things to know about PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

1. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
2. How is PRP harvest?
PRP is derived from the blood, the platelets are separated from the components of the blood, then becomes concentrated plasma which can be applied to the patient.
Activated platelets will release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.
3. What area can PRP treat?
PRP can help improve the appearance of lip lines, smile lines, acne scars, and under the eyes. Also can benefit hair restoration.
4. How many PRP sessions are required?
It may typically requires a series of 2-4 treatments. But your medical professional can create a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Results can last 12-18 months.
5. Is PRP safe?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.

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