Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated sample of your own blood composed primarily of high levels of platelets. Platelets are a critical component of the wound healing process. Importantly, platelets contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair.
Am I a Candidate for PRP?
The use of PRP is considered by many to be a “new Frontier” of regenerative therapy. Since Clinical studies have shown that PRP can be used in many types of procedure for a wide range of patients, you should discuss your specific treatment with your doctor
How Could PRP Be used for My Treatment?
The use of PRP varies from procedure to Procedure. PRP is generally Applied topically to the repair site. It is often applied to bone and soft tissue repair sites to accelerate tissue regeneration. Clinical Studies have shown that application of PRP can help reduce bleeding, minimize pain, reduce infection rates, and optimize overall healing.
Is PRP Safe?
Yes. PRP has been clincally used for over a decade. Leading clinicians in specialties such as Dental, Orthopedics, and Reconstructive Surgery routine use PRP to deliver a cocktail of natural, bioactice froth factors. PRP is derived from a small quantity of you own blood drawn at the time of treatment. Because PRP is made from your own blood, it is insulated against the risk of disease transmission and inflammatory immune responses. PRP is made point-of-care at the time of treatment and under Doctor’s control.
How is PRP Made?
Preparation of PRP is a simple procedure that can be performed in an office or outpatient setting. The clinician draws a small volume of your blood at the time of treatment. The blood is placed in a specialized centrifuge that spins and automatically separates the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then further centrifuged to concentrate the autologous platelets and hence your natural growth factors. The PRP is then available for your clinician to use as needed. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and add no extra time to the procedure.