SmartPReP®2 APC+™ (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Today it is becoming standard-of-care to use autologous(from your own body) biomaterials to naturally stimulate the healing process.
The original SmartPReP system was the first and only system specifically designed for the rapid preparation of autologous platelet concentrate enriched with growth factors (APC+™).
Our office uses this technique which allows us to enhance your healing by using a concentration of platelets from your blood. It is called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. Platelets are not only responsible for blood clotting, but they also contain growth factors needed to promote wound healing.
How is the procedure performed?
- We will draw 20cc of your blood, about the same amount that is drawn at a routine physical examination
- Then process your blood in a special centrifuge to concentrate your platelets.
- They are then concentrated in a centrifuge and then added back to the surgical site.
What are the benefits?
- less swelling
- less discomfort
- more rapid wound healing during the early weeks after surgery
This process is performed in our office immediately prior to your surgical appointment.