PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP was developed in the 1970’s. PRP is taken from a sample of your own blood. The sample is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood components. Once separated the PRP is harvested from the vial to a syringe. With the PRP in the syringe there are many uses for it. The PRP can be placed directly on the skin and micro-needled into the skin, it can also be placed on the skin right after a skin tightening procedure, or PRP can be injected into a joint for tissue repair.
PRP and PRF are very similar the difference between the two is in the vial used. The vial used with PRP extraction has an anticoagulant acid called acid citrate dextrose (ACD), the ACD keeps the blood from clotting too fast. The PRF vial does not have the ACD because the Fibrin is a component of blood clots.