Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a regenerative orthopedic technique that uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own platelets to assist with the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
Similar to Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
Both PRP and PRFM injection work the same way: By extracting the platelet concentration found in the bloodstream, they can be blended into a platelet concentrate that functions similarly to stem cells. By introducing these platelet growth factors into the scalp and other areas of the body, the solution can repair cartilage, treat hair loss, improve skin rejuvenation, and promote healing.
At BLI, we recommend PRFM over PRP for regeneration and healing. Compared to traditional PRP injections, a custom PRFM treatment will contain a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors for blood vessel repair, cellular regeneration, and new collagen formation. According to researchers, while PRP contains 5x platelets and growth factors, the same quantity of PRFM contains 10x these critical biological elements.
PRFM's unique platelet rich fibrin matrix also provides greater stability as the platelets are attached to the fibrin network and the growth factors get released more slowly compared to PRP. This allows you to have longer lasting results with just one PRFM treatment.