Platelet Rich Plasma

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is also known as platelet-rich growth factors (GFs), platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) matrix, and platelet concentrate.

The concept if PRP originated in the field of Hematology. Hematologists created the term PRP in 1970 to describe a plasma with a platelet count above that of the peripheral blood.

PRP was initially used as a transfusion product to treat patients with thrombocytopenia (low platelets).

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The relationship between PRP and Maxillofacial surgery

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The benefits

Maxillofacial surgery began using PRP as PRF ten years later. Fibrin had the potential for adherence and homeostatic properties and stimulated cell proliferation.

Subsequently, the musculoskeletal field began using PRP to treat sports injuries. Use by well-known athletes attracted widespread attention in the media.

Like gynecology, and plastic surgery, other branches of medicine began using PRP in its treatments. PRP’s application in dermatology with tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, and skin rejuvenation raised much interest in its healing potential.

The recent use of PRP in treating joint injuries as an alternative treatment to surgery has also increased awareness.


First, treatment with PRP is natural. 

We use the patient’s blood to harvest their natural PRP, eliminating the treatment’s risk of side effects.

The body reacts to PRP injection the same way it does to a wound by immediately repairing tissues.

Platelets contain growth factors, but they also attract surrounding stem cells that promote the healing process.

Stem cells are totipotent cells that can generate tissues such as collagen, blood vessels, cartilage, tendons, and others. That is how stem cells rejuvenate and heal the treated area allowing our body heals itself.

PRP can be used to rejuvenate many areas of the body.

Our clinic specializes in the treatment of knees, shoulders, and backs.

We also use PRP to treat stress incontinence in women and sexual dysfunction in men and women.

Facial skin rejuvenation is another popular applicating for PRP. Microneedling places PRP into the superior layers of the epidermis, removing small wrinkles and improving the facial skin’s texture and hue.


We typically use tiny needles. The PRP preparations contain buffers to minimize pain when injected. The slight discomfort of a needle prick is tolerable for most patients. Whenever possible, we will anesthetize the area with creams containing lidocaine to reduce treatment discomfort.


PRP treatments are relatively affordable compared to the cost of surgery or similar procedures. These procedures are usually not covered by insurance, who consider them experimental, to avoid paying for them.