Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include, but are not limited to:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
“You want a product that you can rely on, and the tubes we’ve ordered have been consistently high-quality with no problems to date. The second thing you want is if there’s any questions you have, if you reach out, did they get back to you and help you, and that’s been excellent with the Eclipse system.”
DR. MARK AVRAM
Total Platelet Count
While the most precise way to measure the dose of platelets is counting total platelets, there are many practical limitations to obtaining accurate platelet counts in a clinic. The simplest way to increase the potency of PRP is to increase concentration (platelets per ml) by removing the unnecessary components of the blood.
The Eclipse PRP® System allows you to simply remove nearly all red cells, white cells, and platelet poor plasma (PPP) without removing a high percentage of platelets. With higher concentrations we can deliver a higher number of total platelets in fewer, smaller volume procedures.