in Buffalo, NY
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Your blood is made up of four main parts: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelet rich plasma comes from your own blood and contains nutrient rich cells and protein growth factors.
What Are Platelets?
Platelets are small cells that move around our body and bind with damaged blood vessels when they detect them. Platelets are made in your bone marrow, just as white and red blood cells are.
What Is Plasma?
Plasma makes up about 55 percent of the materials in your blood. Its primary function is the transportation of nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the parts of the body where they’re needed.
How Is Platelet Rich Plasma Prepared?
Platelet rich plasma is made using a small amount of drawn blood, which is then put into a sterile, disposable container and spun to separate the platelets from your blood sample.
Is Platelet Rich Plasma Safe?
Absolutely! PRP is produced with your own blood. Therefore, there is little risk of an allergic or immune reaction. Please note that the PRP production process must be done by a trained medical professional.
If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a PRP treatment, we encourage you to contact the team at Buffalo Regenerative Medicine! Our doctors are proud to help clients throughout Buffalo, NY recover faster and treat on-going tendon and ligament injuries.
What Are The Benefits of PRP?
Since PRP is so rich in growth factors, it can help to heal damaged body tissues. It can also be used in the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries, as well as injected into joints to help improve and speed the healing process.
PRP can also be used in aesthetics. For example, it is often used along with microneedling to enhance the results.