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High Tech Biotherapies: PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, has been widely used by professional athletes to enhance recovery after injury, reduce downtime by a natural means. (e.g. Tiger Woods to speed up recovery after golfing injury). The technology utilises your body’s own natural reparative growth factors triggering enhances natural healing.

Dr. De Silva provides his patients with the latest high-technology treatments to achieve natural looking results and fast recovery. There are continual advances in clinical treatments and at the forefront of current treatments is the development of biotechnological treatments. These are treatments that enhance natural reparative mechanisms that already exist in your own body. The body has a natural capacity to repair itself and the use of biotechnology targets these mechanisms to enhance healing. Our understanding of this technology is at a relatively early stage and the science behind the technology is lagging behind clinical improvements and results. Dr. De Silva has invested in state-of-the-art PRP Gold Standard Equipment to ensure only the highest quality results for his patients.

Two technologies that Dr. De Silva utilizes for specific indications and patients are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell technology.

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Stem Cell Technology utilises your own specialised stem cells that are able to enhance natural healing, they are able to completely regenerate damaged parts of the body in specific areas and offer potential to revolutionize the treatment of medical conditions in the future. The technology is still at an early stage of development and our understanding through scientific research is expanding rapidly. The potential to treat patients with facial damage and ageing is substantial as the stem cells may offer a way of triggering natural reparative mechanisms and facial rejuvenation.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is at the forefront of new medical and surgical treatments. Many Professional sports starts have utilized this technology to enhance their recovery following injuries by natural stimulation of the body’s self-repairing mechanisms.

PRP utilises your body’s natural reparative mechanisms to trigger faster recovery after surgery and enhance specific treatment results. PRP has been widely used by professional athletes to enhance recovery after injury, reducing downtime by natural means. The technology utilizes your own reparative growth factors triggering enhances natural healing. Other types of biotechnology includes Stem Cell Technology that utilises your own specialised stem cells that are able to enhance natural healing, they are able to completely regenerate damaged parts of the body in specific areas and offer potential to revolutionize the treatment of medical conditions in the future. The technology is still at an early stage of development and our understanding through scientific research is expanding rapidly. The potential to treat patients with facial damage and ageing is substantial as the stem cells may offer a way of triggering natural reparative mechanisms and facial rejuvenation.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is at the forefront of new medical and surgical treatments. Many Professional sports athletes have utilized this technology to enhance their recovery following injuries by natural stimulation of the body’s self-repairing mechanisms. Tiger Woods reportedly underwent PRP injections before all four professional golf majors.

What does PRP treatment involve?
 For PRP treatment, a clinician removes a small amount of patient’s blood and the blood is then processed by a machine to concentrate the PRP and growth factor constituents. The components are then processed to isolate a growth factor concentrate and PRP concentrate that when re-injected into the human body stimulates the body’s own repair mechanisms.

PRP Professional Sports Injuries

How does PRP work?
 The technology remains at the forefront of innovation, and the science behind the technology is understood to result from the promotion of body regeneration through growth factors. Body injuries and aging are characterised by a mixture of long-term inflammation and soft tissue damage through sun light, the growth factors are able to trigger healing and rejuvenation.

 

How does PRP Work?

PRP How does it work?

The technology remains at the forefront of innovation, and the science behind the technology is thought to result from the promotion of body regeneration through growth factors. Body injuries and aging are characterised by a mixture of long-term inflammation and soft tissue damage through sun light, the growth factors are able to trigger healing and rejuvenation.

How does Dr. De Silva’s technique of Advanced PRP differ from the traditional approach to PRP?

Dr. De Silva is pioneering in his approach to continue to offer his patients the fastest possible recovery and natural appearance after surgery. Dr. De Silva is pioneering in his approach to using in PRP in conjunction with surgical treatments to use the natural power of your own body’s healing mechanisms to speed up recovery after surgery.

continually to invest in state-of-the-art technology to give patients the fastest recovery after surgery. Dr. De Silva has invested in the Gold Standard equipment to delivery the highest quality of PRP for his patients. This technology delivers the optimal composition of concentrated PRP containing the highest percentage of corresponding growth factors with increased concentration of stem cells, maximizing natural healing.

   All PRP is NOT created equally.

Most available PRP systems utilise a simple lab centrifuge, although fast these and readily available these produce a lower poor quality of PRP that has inferior results. Dr. De Silva utilises a state-of-the-art-machine that produces high quality PRP (Concentration of >1.5million platelts/uL), the machine takes approximately 60-minutes to deliver the PRP for use after which Dr. De Silva has customized the use of clinical use.

Dr. De Silva uses PRP is used in conjunction with surgical treatments to enhance recovery with the use of natural growth factors. By using your own body’s natural healing mechanisms, healing is promoted in a natural way, there is no risk of allergies or reactions to your own body.

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What are the advantages of PRP?

  • PRP is produced as a natural product that is made from your own blood, this makes the technique very safe, one cannot get infections or allergies to one’s own blood.
  • PRP has been used by professional athletes as it is natural body product and has been use in professional sports to enhance recovery after injury e.g. Tiger Woods.
  • Dr. De Silva uses his own customised PRP techniques as a treatment for specific facial surgery including enhancing recovery after surgery, improving skin quality, enhancing the results of graft uptake as well as the treatment of challenging conditions including dark circles. These conditions are difficult to treat with traditional treatments and modified PRP offers patients an alternative treatment that can by highly effective in some patients.
  • PRP is at the cutting edge of a new range of bio-technological treatments that include stem cells that utilize your own body’s natural healing mechanisms to enhance recovery.

PRP Faster Healing graph

 

What are the disadvantages of PRP

  • PRP is not a useful treatment for all facial ageing and has a limited effect on loss of volume and soft tissue decent.
  • PRP is a technique that triggers your own natural healing and repair mechanisms, it therefore does effect everyone differently. Most people require only one treatment however some people may require more than one treatment to maximize the effects of PRP on skin.
  • PRP is a relatively new technological innovation, as a result although it is being used by professional athletes has fairly limited availability in clinics and hospitals. The cost of the Gold Standard high technology machinery is relatively high and limits availability.
  • The duration of effectiveness of PRP is not known, there is limited scientific evidence at this time to predict how long PRP is effective for. Anecdotal reports have suggested between 6months and 2 years. The duration of PRP will be influenced by your genetics and environmental factors (e.g. smoking, metabolic rate and exercise).

How is PRP Made?

PRP is made from your own natural blood:

  • When used with surgery, blood is taken from a vein in your arm either before or during the procedure.
  • The blood is then processed with a machine that separates the PRP from the other constituents
  • Your own PRP is then processed to activate the growth factors and then utilised in different ways depending on the surgery.

Dr. De Silva then uses customised algorithm to utilise the PRP for enhancing recovery after surgery, this includes:

  • Rapid Recovery after surgery and laser treatments
  • Improving skin quality
  • Enhancing the results of graft uptake as well as the treatment of challenging conditions including dark circles. These conditions are difficult to treat with traditional treatments and modified PRP offers patients an alternative treatment that can by highly effective in some patients.
  • Processing the PRP to make Tissue glue to reduce the requirement for stitches, reduce the risks of bleeding for specific surgeries

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What actually is PRP?

PRP contains a high concentration of the body’s natural cells and growth factors for fast healing and recovery. Dr. De Silva uses the Gold Standard in machine technology to ensure your body’s own PRP delivers the highest quality of PRP to provide the faster recovery after surgical treatments and natural surgical results. PRP contains:

  • Platelets: Mediate cell-to-cell adhesion through the release of various adhesion molecules and growth factors
  • Growth Factors including Platelet Derived Growth Factors (PDGF) that attract healing stem cells and endothelial cells to that specific area of the body. Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β ) which promotes cell regrowth and natural tissue
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) which stimulates healing of blood vessels and attracts healing cells to the specific area.
  • White Blood Cells which play a key role in healing and fighting infection.
  • Cytokines and Adhesion Molecules which actively modulates the attraction of stem cells to the wound site to promote rapid healing and recovery after injury

PRP Constituents Photo

How long is the Recovery after PRP Treatment?

There is focal redness in the area that the PRP is applied. Swelling may occur for 5-days after PRP treatment. With any facial treatment there is a small risk of bruising which can take 1-2weeks to resolve in most patients.

 

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