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ELITE-PRP Frequently Asked Questions

What is Elite-PRP?

Elite-PRP is a revolutionary procedure which uses the components of your own blood to regenerate your skin. The ingredients of this innovative method reside within a fraction of your blood, called "Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)”. PRP treatment is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once you have received a platelet-rich plasma injection, the following components will accelerate tissue healing via new collagen formation at the treatment site. The process is relatively quick and painless. PRP has been extensively used for many years in plastic surgery, orthopaedics dentistry, cosmetic surgery, general surgery, sports medicine, hair transplants, skin reju- venation, cardiac surgery and many different types of implants. Cosmetically, PRP has become popular due to use by celebrities. Ortho- pedically, the Platelet Rich Plasma helps patients to heal from trauma or surgery.

What is Elite-PRP based on?

Elite-PRP is a method that utilizes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is a concentration of human platelets (PLT) in a small volume of plasma. PRP harnesses the patients' own (autologous) PLT, which is derived from his/her own blood.

Why is Elite-PRP so effective?

Elite-PRP utilizes your own blood; taking advantage of the human body's normal healing pathways, but at an accelerated rate. Have you ever had a wound? During this time, many cells rush to the injured site to stimulate healing - among these cells there are platelets. Elite-PRP extracts the platelets that are used during this healing process.

What does PLT do at the injection site?

  • 1. Forms blood clots (PLT Gel).
  • 2. Releases growth factors and proteins.
  • 3. Stimulates stem cells; regenerating new tissue.
  • 4. Accelerates bone healing through osteoporosis-progenitor cells.

For all these processes to take place, PLT must be intact.

How does Elite-PRP Work?

Platelet rich plasma is a concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma, measured to be 1,000,000 platelets per mm3 or 2-6 times the original platelet concentration in our blood. Ten to twenty minutes before treatment, your physician will draw twenty millili- ters of your blood using a standard procedure; causing minimal pain (similar to taking a blood test). After extracting your blood, the phy- sician will conduct a centrifuge procedure which will last 6-9 minutes. Elite-PRP is injected below the surface of your skin into the thera- peutic area - increasing the skin's thickness.

Do I need a skin test before being treated with Elite-PRP?

No, you do not require a skin test before treatment.

Are the results from Elite-PRP immediate?

Not always. After your first treatment, it may appear that Elite-PRP worked immediately due to the swelling in the treated area, but this is because of the plasma. In a few days, the swelling will go down, and your body will absorb the water from the plasma - results of the therapy may not be seen after this time. Elite-PRP takes time to correct the deterioration of one's skin gradually. During your post-thera- py check-up, the healthcare practitioner may decide to administer another treatment for you.