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PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and PRP therapy is a new technology that has paved ways for some interesting cures for various ailments. What exactly is PRP? In PRP therapy, a very small sample of blood is extracted from your body. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge which leads to the plasma and platelets getting separated from the rest of the blood. The plasma and platelets which were separated from the other components of blood are then combined to form PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma. This concoction is then injected into the injured muscle tissues of a patient and leads to improvement in the recovery speed.
Platelets are the reason why your wounds heal. These cells are involved in the clotting process and without them, if you ever got a cut on your skin, the blood would keep flowing out from it. They are responsible for the release of enzymes that promote healing and also play a prominent role in the remodeling the injured tissue to a healthier state.
PRP therapy has found its use in the treatment of wrinkles and lines as well. The treatment, which is also known as vampire facelift, involves the use of syringes to inject the PRP mixture into the muscles of the face. This seems similar to the Botox treatment but is fundamentally much different. Botox paralyzes the tissue it is injected into. Contrarily, PRP therapy does not paralyze any muscle but boosts the growth of blood vessels under the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen which is important to restore the youth of the skin. PRP therapy is used in conjunction with dermal fillers to produce some significant results in the skin. The therapy also helps heal the blemishes and scars on your skin and gives you a much fuller and healthier skin than before.