PRP Wound Care & Healing Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP) has been shown to be safe and effective in harnessing the bodies ability to repair itself.

Why won’t my wound heal?

Normally our bodies are able to heal wounds naturally. But many factors can affect the body’s ability to heal:

  • Ageing
  • Smoking
  • Poor blood flow
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity

Other diseases can also reduce the body’s ability to heal naturally.

What is PRP gel for wound care?

The healing of wounds or injured tissue involves a complex and precisely regulated series of natural processes in the body. Platelets play an important role in this process.

How can PRP gel help?

Wounds that are no longer healing may have stopped attracting sufficient platelets and wound healing growth factors, to the injured site. PRP uses the platelets from your own blood to trigger the natural healing process.

Are there any contraindications to the use of PRP?

You must inform your clinician if you are taking medication or are undergoing any long-term therapies. The contra-indications discussed will be your Health and Lifestyle, Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, Critical Thrombocytopenia, Hypo brinogenaemia, Haemodynamic Instability, Sepsis, Acute and Chronic Infections, Chronic Liver Pathology, Anti Coagulation Therapy, Skin Disease or Cancer, Severe Metabolic and Systematic Disorders.

1-2-3 easy steps of treatment

  1. We will take a small amount of your blood, about 4 tablespoons. This process is conducted with your doctor’s or at a specialist clinic.
  2. Your blood is then processed by the state-of-the- art, Angel™ blood processing system, to concentrate the platelets. This process takes about 20 minutes.
  3. The concentrated platelets are converted to a PRP Gel that is applied to the entire wound and covered with a clear sterile dressing.

The Special dressing promotes healing in the specific area

Growth-factors associated with cPRP include:

  • Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) – promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
  • Transforming growth-factor-beta (TGF-b) – promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) – promotes blood vessel formation;
  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF) – promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
  • Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) – promotes growth of specialised cells and blood vessel formation; and,
  • Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) – a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body.