Autologous PRP is made from a natural component of each patient’s own blood and has been used for decades to aid in the quicker recovery following certain surgical and cosmetic procedures. The main components of this solution are platelets, tissue growth factors, mesenchymal stem cells, and fibrin matrix. Because it is so concentrated, PRP acts as a potent tissue growth stimulant, turning on the natural process of tissue repair and healing. Studies show that PRP causes the production of new collagen and cartilage at the site of the injection, which can resurface the joint and strengthen injured ligaments and tendons. The new collagen is naturally incorporated directly into your existing ligaments, making them stronger and more elastic. Cartilage growth is promoted on joint surfaces.