West Houston Dermatology

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About PRP

WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) THERAPY?

  • Platelet derived growth factor(a-b)
  • Transforming growth factor(TGF alpha-beta)
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor(VEGF)
  • Epidermal growth factor(EGF)
  • Fibroblast growth factor(FGF)
  • Connective tissue growth factor(CTGF)
  • Insulin like growth factor-1(IGF-1)
Platelets activate these growth factors which then bind to stem cells, osteoblasts, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and epidermal cells. These activated growth factors support stem cell migration, promote blood vessel growth, and stimulate protein and collagen synthesis, promote neovascularization, enhance healing and motivate new cell growth.