Yes, you will! If you take our Platelet-Rich Plasma training course, you’ll learn about the concentrated growth factors that are released as glycoproteins throughout the body when using this treatment.
These growth factors may include the following:
- Transforming growth factor beta or TGF-β: It plays a key role in cellular differentiation and has antiproliferative effects in different cell types.
- Fibroblast growth factor or FGF: It’s key for wound healing and also acts in the differentiation and proliferation of multiple cells and tissues.
- Epidermal growth factor or EGF: It’s a mitogenic protein that can stimulate cell growth and plays a key role in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production.
- Connective tissue growth factor or CTGF/CCN2: It’s a matricellular protein that the body needs for cell proliferation but has other functions, such as angiogenesis and cellular adhesion.
- Vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF: It’s a signaling protein responsible for promoting new blood vessel growth. In addition, it restores blood supply to tissues and cells that are not receiving oxygenated blood.
- Keratinocyte growth factor or KGF/FGF7: This natural protein works as a paracrine mediator of epithelial cell growth and is highly used in alopecia treatments.
- Platelet-derived growth factor or PDGF: It also plays a key role in wound healing and helps repair damaged blood vessel walls.
There are other cytokines and growth factors that are activated and released throughout the body when using this treatment, but you’ll learn more about them if you take our PRP training course.