Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
How Does the Body Heal?
After a surgical procedure, your body triggers platelets to be sent to the wounds. Platelets are tiny cells that are found in the liquid portion of your blood, along with red blood cells, white blood cells, and other components. These cells aid in clot formation to help stop bleeding. Platelets also contain growth factors that trigger cell and tissue growth and repair to close and heal surgical wounds.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a treatment used to expedite the healing time after a surgical procedure. Also called PRP, this treatment involves concentrating platelets and applying them to the surgical wounds. The addition of these platelets, along with the ones your body sends through your bloodstream, supplies the wound with more growth factors. What is incredible about this treatment is that involves concentrating platelets from a small sample of your blood.
How is Platelet-Rich Plasma Made?
Making PRP is incredibly quick and simple. Right before your procedure begins, we draw a small sample of blood. This sample is placed into a centrifuge, a small machine that spins rapidly. As the sample spins, it separates your plasma and your red blood cells. The plasma portion is taken and spun a second time. During this cycle, the platelets are concentrated. Once your surgical procedure is complete, the PRP is applied in a thick layer over the wounds.
Uses for Platelet-Rich Plasma
There are numerous uses for platelet-rich plasma. It can be used following surgical procedures such as:
Platelet-Rich Plasma Benefits
There are numerous benefits associated with PRP. These benefits include:
With platelet-rich plasma, we can help to speed up your recovery following surgical procedures, reducing your risk for infections and other complications. Call Karl Zeren DDS today at (410) 316-6141 to learn more.
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