PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a method having diverse applications in medicine:
Orthopedy: for joints and tendons problems
Esthetic medicine: stimulate rejuvenation of skin and the hair growth.
A simple withdraw of a patient’s own blood, centrifuged and processed will allow to remain with only the enriched cells of growth hormone. Those will then be injected back in the targeted area and will stimulate the fibroblasts (collagen producing cells).
Since the PRP cells come from your own blood, there are no risks to allergy or intolerance.
Not all centrifuges are created equal. In order to truly concentrate the platelets you must use a dual spin centrifugation system like Magellan.
The initial spin removes the red blood cells from the plasma however, if you stop there, the result is simply a mixture of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP) that contains a relatively small number of platelets.
It is during the second spin that a finer separation takes place; removing the PPP and leaving you with a fraction that contains a higher concentration of platelets which results in a PRP that falls within therapeutic levels (6 times baseline).