Dr. Ross Allen Glasmann, MD
35 Nod Road, Suite 201B
Avon, CT 06001
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection treatment that uses a small amount of a person's own blood, which is drawn painlessly and spun down in a special centrifuge to separate the components (Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cell, Platelets, and Plasma). The platelet rich plasma is first separated then activated with a small amount of calcium to allow the release of growth factors from the platelets which in turn amplifies the healing process. PRP is then injected into the area to be treated.
Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot-like matrix, they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. When treating injured or sun and time damaged tissue they can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state.
The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes ‐ 1 hr. Touch up treatment may be done once a year after the initial group of treatment to boost and maintain the results.