PRP is an abbreviation of Platelet-rich Plasma. PRP can be obtained due to a strong centrifugal force by separating the cells according to their molecular weights layer by layer. Platelets can be determined as the reparative cells in our bodies. Remember how they act even on a small wound on your skin. PRP is simple as that such a concentration of those cells collected in a plasma milieu. T-LAB PRP Tubes offer 2 ml of PRP from 9ml of whole blood. Platelets cause the coagulation but also secrete growth factors. Normal platelet counts can be considered as 200.000/microliter but PRP means the platelet count goes up to 1.000.000 – 1.500.000/microliter.
PRP can only be applied by qualified medical doctors and this technique is an autologous procedure.
PRP does not have a long history, but in a short time of period the treatment area of PRP has been expanded. PRP can be used to stimulate and accelerate the healing of soft and tissue and bone in various areas. Commonly, aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery, dermatology and orthopedics are the key branches of medicine which PRP applications are being performed. Microneedling and PRP combinations, Laser and PRP combinations in plastic surgery and dermatology, Fat graft and PRP combinations in Plastic Surgery, joint applications in orthopedics are the example of PRP commonly used.
PRP shall not be considered or marketed as a Stem Cell treatment. But, PRP can lead the stem cells to be involved in the healing process of the tissue. Due to activation of platelets, growth factors are secreted. Application may lead to fibroblast generation, fibroblasts may generate the collagen and elastin as a chain reaction. Also, on autologous fat graft and PRP combination procedures, PRP may help the viability of the grafted tissue on its new place.
Since PRP is an autologous procedure, no major side effect is detected. This information is based upon various clinical trials. But of course, there are also risks of misusage. In order to minimize the risks, please follow the manufacturer instructions. Also, T-LAB PRP Tubes do not include any medicinal products. IVD tubes are not allowed to be re-injected into patients. T-LAB PRP Tube and T-LAB Re-suspension Tubes have been tested according to EN ISO 10993 biocompatibility tests and proven that they are non-hemolytic products.