Harvest® PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)® Sarasota
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma can be described as the “healing power within our own blood.”
Platelet Rich Plasma is made from a small sample of each patient’s blood (approximately 30 to 60 cc). While platelets are the primary component of PRP, preparations also contain other cells such as white blood cells (WBCs) and peripheral stem cells.
Platelets are very active in the healing process. They promote clot formation to stop bleeding, release antimicrobial peptides to help control infection and release numerous growth factors that promote tissue regeneration and new blood vessel formation.
Stem cells are required to rebuild and repair damaged tissue. Platelets release high concentrations of specific growth factors that induce stem cells to migrate from surrounding tissues into the wound and to begin tissue repair. Some stem cells are also typically present in the PRP sample and are directly introduced into the wound when the PRP is applied.
Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Kreithen use the Harvest® Smartprep® Multicellular Processing System for PRP preparation. The Harvest system quickly delivers the highest concentration of platelets of among 13 systems evaluated.
Clinical data has shown that platelet derived growth factors are essential for efficient healing and play a key role in the body’s normal healing process. The many beneficial primary and secondary effects of platelet derived growth factors include:
- Enhanced stem cell recruitment
- Enhanced tissue regeneration
- Enhanced collagen production
- Stimulation of hair follicles and enhanced hair re-growth
- Enhanced new blood vessel formation
- Reduced inflammation and pain at injury site
- Enhanced viability of fat grafts (preliminary studies)
- Accelerated healing times
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced scarring
The use of PRP is a safe, natural, clinically accepted procedure that is delivering exciting benefits when used in a number of treatment areas.
At HKPS and MedSpa, we offer PRP therapy with a number of our treatments, including fat grafting, facial surgery, hair restoration and skin rejuvenation (Dermapen Skin Therapy System, Infini radiofrequency microneedling, ablative laser skin resurfacing).