Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)
In recent years, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been increasingly studied for its potential in
treating injuries. Athletes like Tiger Woods and others have used PRP to aid in healing injuries
from sprains to torn tendons. In the past, the only options for treating such injuries was physical
therapy, medications, or even surgery, but now many athletes believe that PRP treatment
allowed them to heal faster and get back into action.
What Is PRP?
Platelets are cells found in the bloodstream that allow blood to clot. When a clot is formed,
platelets emit enzymes that boost healing and aid in tissue regeneration by drawing stem cells
to the area to help repair damage. Plasma that has a high concentration of platelets, five to ten
times more than blood usually carries, is known as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. To make PRP,
platelets found in plasma are removed from a sample of the patient’s blood by running the
sample through a centrifuge. This greater concentration is added to a second sample of whole
How Does PRP Work?
Studies suggest that the higher concentration of healing enzymes in PRP give it the ability to aid
in healing injuries. In PRP treatments, the injury is injected with the patient’s own PRP. Many
Glow Aesthetic Center patients in Calabasas have told us it has helped them heal more quickly, allowing
them to get back to their athletic activities faster