The Most Cost Effective PRP Kits Available with the Highest Platelet Concentration
Anyone using PRP today knows how effective it can be for either aesthetics or musculoskeletal conditions. Not only can it help patients avoid the need for potentially risky surgery, it represents an extremely low risk option for patients as it simply uses a patient’s own blood.
There is no need for cross matching, as the only blood used is from the patient. It’s a quick procedure that can be performed right in the office.
While blood itself has a normal concentration of 200,000 platelets per ml, PRP should have over 5 times that amount to be “clinical grade.” ReBellaPRPTM kits actually produce 12-13x baseline, which adds up to several billion platelets per ml!
For aesthetics, platelet rich plasma therapy is fantastic for the following:
- Hair Restoration – great for hair loss in both men and women
- Facial Rejuvenation – also known as a PRP Facelift, it helps skin glow and look much younger
- Sexual Wellness – PRP is very helpful at improving blood flow in the genitalia area for both men and women, which can improve sexual function tremendously.
For musculoskeletal issues, PRP therapy works great for:
- Joint pain – hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist.
- Spine – neck or back pain.
- Sports Injuries – this may include tendonitis, ligament injuries, contusions, etc.
- Overuse conditions – plantar fasciitis, jumper’s knee, elbow epicondylitis, rotator cuff tendonitis or other bursitis.
Platelet rich plasma therapy may be used by itself for patients, or combined with other tissue allograft products such as umbilical cord tissue. In addition, sometimes a series of PRP procedures are best for patients to amplify the results.
The process for a PRP procedure entails the following steps.
- Initially a blood draw is performed from the patient of either 20cc, 30cc or 60cc depending on the procedure needs. Less is necessary for most aesthetic procedures, while more is needed for joint procedures. Actually for some hair restoration procedures we have providers that use a 60cc kit to get both the PRP and PPP for use.
- The blood is placed into the PRP tube. Along with the blood, make sure to place 10% of the total with an anticoagulant. For example, if a 30cc kit is being used, make sure to include 3cc of the anticoagulant.
- At this point, the ReBellaPRPTM tube goes into the ReBellaPRPTM Centrifuge for the first spin. Set the Centrifuge for a 5 minute spin at 4000 RPM. Make sure to counterbalance the tube with an equal weighted kit to prevent centrifuge damage.
- Once the spin is complete, you will notice a separation between the dark red, bottom portion and the straw colored top part. The red blood cells are the heaviest and fall to the bottom. The straw colored part at the top includes water, electrolytes, growth factors and some platelets. The area just above the RBC’s is called the buffy coat and includes the highest amount of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells.
- Use the screw pusher to remove the straw colored portion into a syringe screwed into the top of the PRP tube. If a single spin is all that’s necessary, then the PRP is ready to inject.
- If, however, a leucocyte poor PRP is desired, then use the straw portion removed for a second spin with the kit. The same centrifuge settings are fine to use with the second spin. Also, a second spin will separate the PRP further from the PPP. PPP stands for platelet poor plasma.
How Does PRP work?
PRP therapy works by provoking the healing cascade to begin and unfold. Tissue repair begins with the creation of an inflammatory environment. This ramps up healing, while calling in growth factors, stem cells and other regenerative elements.
Platelets themselves contain over 30 bioactive proteins, which all participate in different aspects of healing. In addition, there are about a dozen growth factors in platelet rich plasma. These are like construction foremen, which are key to delegating and supervising the repair process.
Why would one want to use a second spin?
Data from peer reviewed studies has shown a tendency towards using a second spin for certain procedures. For joint injections, a second spin works well for pain relief and provoking less inflammation and hence pain after the procedure.
Also, for a hair restoration procedure many providers will initially use PRP for the procedure and then microneedle in some of the PPP later on.
For soft tissue conditions like tendonitis, ligament injury or bursitis, a single spin is often just fine for obtaining excellent results. This saves time, and is easier.
ReBellaPRPTM offers both a 30ml and a 60ml kit depending on which type of procedure is being performed. A lot of systems only come in smaller sizes, which means a second kit is necessary all too often. That increases procedure cost and also the procedure time.
Not only is the ReBellaPRPTM system one that is easy to use and produces great outcomes, but the cost is half that of competitors! The ReBellaPRPTM centrifuge is sturdy, reliable and actually is able to fit other PRP kits as well. These include the Dr. PRP tubes along with Emcyte as well!