Platelet Rich Plasma/Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of growth factors from your own blood composed primarily of high levels of platelets. Platelets are a critical component of the wound healing process as they contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair.
Preparation of PRP is a simple procedure that can be performed in an office or outpatient setting. The clinician draws a small volume of your blood at the time of treatment. The blood is placed in a specialized centrifuge that spins and automatically separates the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then further centrifuged to concentrate the autologous platelets and hence your natural growth factors. PRP is then available for your clinician to use as needed.
Potential benefits of PRP include: reduced bleeding, diminished pain levels, reduced infection rates, enhanced wound closure, accelerated tissue regeneration, and reduction of overall healing times. The use of PRP is a safe, clinically accepted procedure now readily accessible to all segments of the medical profession. Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a second generation platelet product that serves as a scaffold for your body’s cells to rapidly regenerate.
Leading clinicians in specialties such as Dental, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, and Reconstructive Surgery routinely use PRP to deliver a cocktail of natural, bioactive growth factors. At Sarasota Periodontal Associates, our surgeons routinely use PRP and PRF to amplify post-operative wound healing.