PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the portion of blood devoid of red blood cells but contains serum, and has special growth factors and healing-inducing properties. It is what’s responsible for blood clotting and tissue healing. In addition to speeding healing, platelet rich plasma also contains a significant array of growth factors that make it an enhancer of function of the tissue areas that it comes into contact with.
Platelet-rich plasma is isolated from one’s own blood and re-injected into an area of the body where it may induce healing or growth-enhancing properties including cell growth, new tissue generation and repair, neovasculogenesis (formation of new blood vessels), and collagen production. PRP is created in the office. We use your own blood via a process that involves having small amount of your blood drawn, similar to that performed in the lab during a routine venipuncture. After being drawn, the growth factors are isolated from the blood plasma via centrifugation in a special fraction-isolating tube.
PRP is all about the isolation of growth factors. PRP induces new collagen, fibroblastic activity, and healthy blood vessels. It can be used to increase sensation and diminish scar formation.
Genius PRP System
At Advanced Gynecology and Laparoscopy, we choose to use the Genius PRP system. This system is superior to many other commercially available PRP systems as it yields a larger concentration of growth factors, about 7-8 times the amount naturally occurring in blood. Other systems will typically yield about 2-3 times the amount. The system also limits the trauma to the platelets during the process and preserves the integrity of the platelets and growth factors. Using the Genius PRP system to isolate growth factors will maximize the potential for successful treatment.
We now have ProNox® available for in-office laser treatments, micro-needling and PRP injections. This therapy is fast acting and offers immediate relief of any pain and anxiety. If a patient is feeling anxious or uncomfortable, a few deep breaths through the ProNox® mouthpiece gives a carefully calibrated mixture of nitrous oxide (once called laughing gas) and oxygen, which will act quickly to decrease a patient’s pain and anxiety. This is fast acting and leaves the body within minutes allowing patients to drive themselves home after most procedures.