What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a special product obtained from your own blood.  Here is how we get it:

  • First we draw the patient’s blood
  • Next, a special system called the Harvest system uses a special centrifuge chamber to separate the blood into components.
  • The components are then separated and remixed to obtain the portion of the blood known as PRP.

The PRP contains a high concentration of healing messengers called growth factors.  Growth factors are the chemical messengers the body uses to call in healing cells and proteins.  We call the fat that has PRP added “SmartFat”.  SmartFat can be thought of as sending “text messages” to the body to help promote fat cell survival.