Platelet rich plasma is a substance found in our blood. PRP contributes to wound healing and clotting. Due to its function in the healing process, platelet rich plasma contains many proteins and nutrients that offer benefits to the skin, hair, and body. At PRP In Seattle, we use PRP to supercharge the healing process and stimulate collagen production. If PRP is in our blood, how is platelet rich plasma made?
When you undergo a procedure with PRP, the appointment will start with drawing your blood. Only a small amount of blood is needed to garner enough blood for the treatment. After drawn, your provider will place it into a specialized centrifuge. This centrifuge spins the blood quickly to separate the components.
The spinning process takes approximately 20 minutes. During this time, your provider will otherwise prepare for treatment. They may apply numbing cream or cleanse the treatment areas based on the PRP procedure.
Once finished spinning, three distinct layers can be seen in the vial. Red blood cells sit at the bottom and take up the majority of the vial. At the top, a yellow substance which is platelet poor plasma. In the middle, a yellow-orange liquid is observed. This is the platelet rich plasma. Your provider will extract the platelet rich plasma and commence with treatment.
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