Platelet Rich plasma (PRP)
PRP is a viable and intact concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA DEFINED?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. As a concetrated source of autologous platalets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.
BLOOD-DERIVED GROWTH FACTORS
The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP utilizes a leading-edge patented technology specifically designed. With a simple, quick and advantageous process, Dr. Smiley is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich plasma.
The practitioner draws a similar amount of blood required for a basic lab test.
The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from other components of the blood.
The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least 8 essential growth factors and signaling proteins.