PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) In Irvine
What is Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix?
As we age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Today, there are various cosmetic treatments that can help erase signs of aging and skin damage. For patients who wish to revitalize the skin without any surgery, top-rated Orange County Physician, Dr. Robert Milanes suggests platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Rich-Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) injections using the SELPHYL® System.
PRP injections are therapeutic plasma injections derived from the patient’s own blood. PRP injections are a ground-breaking regenerative treatment that is versatile and minimally invasive.
PRFM injections are the next generation of PRP. The PRP is converted to PRFM through a controlled process, creating a scaffold that serves to protect and preserve platelets. The fibrin matrix that is converted from fibrinogen serves as a three dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of injection. The scaffold also serves to protect the platelets so their release of growth factors can be sustained over a longer period of time.
What does platelet-rich plasma treat?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles such as lines around the mouth (marionette lines) and creases on the face, Stimulate collagen growth, Improve acne scarring, thinning hair, Sexual Health & Provide Volume to the Breast
Platelet-rich plasma therapy also complements other rejuvenating treatments. Since it is well-tolerated, PRP is excellent for treating sensitive areas. This treatment is safe, effective, and does not require any downtime.
How We Get PRP & PRFM
1. During a short office visit (30 minutes), a small amount of a patient’s own blood is drawn into a vacuum collection tube containing a cell separator gel.
2. The tube is then placed into a centrifuge and spun for six minutes to separate the blood into a supernatant plasma/platelet suspension.
3. The red and white blood cells are located below the cell separator gel.
4. The platelets and plasma are then transferred in a closed system to a second vacuum tube containing a small amount of calcium chloride solution.
5. Fibrin polymerization begins and the PRP remains liquid for approximately 10 minutes before forming PRFM.
6. The patient’s own PRFM is ready for use as deemed appropriate by the clinical use requirements.