Platelets are the cells involved in wound healing and clotting blood. Your own blood contains numerous life-giving properties and growth factors that are able to aid in boosting collagen production, the healing of injuries and wounds in athletes, multiple growth factors and even hair-regrowth in male pattern baldness.
The process of deriving platelet-rich plasma and re-injecting it is as follows:
1. Your practitioner will draw blood, similar to that of a lab test.
2. Your practitioner will place the blood in a centrifuge to spin and separate the blood platelets from other components of the blood. The centrifuge spins the blood fast enough to the point where it separates the blood into layers with red blood cells staying on the bottom (because they are the heaviest), platelets and white blood cells collect in the middle later above the red blood cells, and plasma without platelets or white blood cells collect on the very top layer (because they are the lightest in weight).
3. The centrifuge process activates the platelet-rich plasma to release at least 8 essential growth factors.
4. The platelet-rich plasma is injected at the desired site.
***Note: There are no risks of allergy or intolerance to this procedure as it simply requires the re-injection of your own blood back into your body, however, you should disclose any medications you are taking or medication allergies to your treating practitioner.
WHAT DOES PLATELET-RICH PLASMA TREAT?
Eclipse PRP can be used in aesthetic, surgical and wound care fields of medicine. Eclipse PRP offers the ability to concentrate the PRP with larger volumes which has been shown to improve hair growth in men and women suffering from pattern baldness. PRP is a viable and intact concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma.
Eclipse PRP can be used for facial rejuvenation as an injectable or in combination with micro needling to deliver the growth factors to the deeper layer of the skin.
- Hair loss
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Naturally relieves pain
- Helps heal muscles, tendons and ligaments
- Athlete’s injuries
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Chronic pain in places like the back, neck, shoulders or knees
BLOOD-DERIVED GROWTH FACTORS
The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP utilizes a leading-edge, patented technology that is specifically designed. With a simple, quick and advantageous process, your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma. The practitioner draws an amount of blood to similar to what is required for a basic lab test. The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from thr other components of the blood. The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least eight essential growth factors and signalling proteins. Platelet-rich plasma is a technology that deploys aspects of blood-based biochemistry. Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance. Nevertheless, before any treatment, disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs) to your doctor.
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GROWTH FACTOR PRODUCTION KNOWN EFFECTS
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase. Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.
Platelet-Derived Growth (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.
***Eclipse PRP system requires no in tube activation therefore eliminating the potential risk of PRP clotting and also eliminates almost all RBC thus minimizing pain and inflammation.