We’ve all heard about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and its benefits for everything from arthritis, to receding hairlines, to skin rejuvenation. But as far as most people know, PRP is just an injectable made from your blood.
But if you went to a doctor for a PRP treatment, what would you actually looking for?
What signs would actually indicate the doctor knew what they were doing–for example, what color is the PRP? And how does PRP actually work? Here are some answers to those basic questions.
Platelet Rich Plasma Is Filled With Growth Factor
The basics to jog your memory from Science class are that platelets are what’s typically used to clot blood. And while clotting blood isn’t the exact usage it’s used for, those platelets are still very useful because they come with growth factor that the body uses to heal.
That’s why it’s useful for just about everything: all these processes, such as hair growing back or wounds healing, are reliant on that growth factor.
What you might not know is that PRP has nothing to do with white blood cells or red blood cells. In fact, RBCs or WBCs being contained in a syringe of PRP means it’s not pure. An interesting fact is that PRP should actually not be red or pinkish. It should be a golden straw like color, to indicate the purity of the sample.
If you’re getting a PRP treatment, PRFM–or Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix–is actually an even purer form. Think of it as ultra pure PRP, with the most important materials being separated by centrifuge.
Definitive Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma
What Is Selphyl® PRFM?
The Selphyl system is specifically designed for the effective and rapid creation of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from a small sample of your blood.
Many PRP systems require operator skill and also have varying results. Other PRP systems also have extensive contamination with red blood cells and white blood cells.
The beauty of the Selphyl system is that it removes virtually all contaminating cells and at the same time is independent of any operator technique.
Main Benefits and Advantages Selphyl® PRFM
- SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY
- VISUAL GUIDE TO QUALITY
- COMPLETELY CLOSED SYSTEM
- ULTRAPURE PRFM
- OPERATOR INDEPENDENT
- FIBRIN MATRIX SCAFFOLD
- VIABLE PLATELETS
- SUSTAINED GF RELEASE
- EXTENSIVE SAFETY PROFILE
- OVER 150K PATIENTS TREATED
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP Treatment?
Generally, yes. If you suffer from any number of conditions where PRP might be applicable, you’re a good candidate.
Everything being injected into your body would have already been present–meaning there’s very little chance of adverse reaction.
Want to know more? Call Mid-Atlantic Skin today for more information and to schedule an appointment.
We are located in Waldorf, Leonardtown and California, MD.