Required equipment and consumables for PRP treatment

Equipment and consumables needed for PRP treatment

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment has become a popular method of skin regeneration and rejuvenation in recent years. This treatment uses the body's own plasma to stimulate tissue and promote healing. Certain equipment and supplies are needed to perform a PRP treatment. In this article, we provide an overview of the equipment and supplies needed.

Introduction to PRP treatments

What is PRP treatment?

PRP stands for "Platelet Rich Plasma". It is a treatment method used in aesthetics, sports medicine, dentistry and many other medical fields. PRP uses the body's own healing processes by injecting a high concentration of platelets directly into the area to be treated.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Why choose PRP treatment?

PRP treatments are an increasingly popular means of improving wound healing because they harness the body's own healing potential. They are safe, effective and minimize the risk of side effects and allergic reactions.

Required equipment for PRP treatments

Centrifuge

A crucial device for performing PRP treatments is the centrifuge. It is used to separate the blood and extract the concentrated platelets.

The goal of PRP centrifugation is to increase the concentration of platelets. Platelets are tiny blood cells responsible for blood clotting and wound healing. They also contain growth factors that promote tissue growth. Increasing platelet concentration can accelerate the healing process in various parts of the body.

Choosing the right PRP centrifuge

Choosing the right PRP centrifuge can be challenging as there are many different models on the market. It is important to choose a centrifuge that can deliver a high concentration of platelets and is also safe and easy to use.

The centrifuges e.g. from Hettich EBA 200/270 is perfectly suitable for PRP production.

However, the low-cost centrifuges such as the EBA 200/270 only have approval as in vitro diagnostic devices, i.e. for purely diagnostic tests of blood components in the laboratory.

Legally speaking, you need a"practice centrifuge" to use PRP. Centrifuges that are used for therapeutic treatment, e.g. for the production of autologous blood preparations, are colloquially referred to as "practicecentrifuges". Due to this purpose, these centrifuges are classified as class 2a medical devices.

Unfortunately, these class 2a centrifuges are somewhat more expensive than normal laboratory centrifuges.

Centrifuge Medifuge

The advantages of the Medifuge

  • The only centrifuge in the world with fractionated centrifugation with preset 6-part program and integrated sterilization cycle to avoid cross-contamination.
  • A microprocessor control system allows maintaining a constant speed.
  • The exception rotor system with self-ventilation protects the blood sample from heat exposure.
  • The rotor holding compartment, lid, and test tube holders ensure biological containment safety in the event of test tube breakage.
  • The test tube holders and rotor are made of thermal antistatic material that is easy to clean, extract and sterilize in an autoclave at 135 °.
  • Medifuge is equipped with a decontamination cycle with UVC-reflected light.
  • The electronic control motor and its internal parts are maintenance-free. The noise level is below the required standards and does not exceed 57 dBa.
  • To protect the motor, the control board is equipped with current and voltage control to prevent electrical overloads. In the event of a failure of the machine or the control card, the lid remains closed until the rotor stops.
  • Class 2a medical devices. The Medifuge CGF PRP centrifuge is the only centrifuge available on the market that meets these requirements.
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The most important factors to consider during centrifugation are time, speed and temperature, although few of the commercially available PRP centrifuges have temperature control.

Temperature is an important variable to consider when working with biological material. High speeds create friction and can heat the sample during centrifugation.

Temperature control becomes even more important when centrifugation is performed outside of a vacuum. Centrifugation outside the vacuum causes additional drag and temperature rise. Research biologists traditionally cool their centrifuges to compensate for the temperature rise caused by friction.

If the sample is heated during centrifugation, platelets may be prematurely activated. In addition, the heat can damage the platelets and reduce their vitality.

PRP centrifugation: The latest technologies

In centrifugation, the blood is placed in a centrifuge and rotated rapidly. The spinning motion and resulting centrifugal force causes the various components of the blood - such as platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells - to migrate outward according to size and density. This process is an important part of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and the better the centrifuge, the better results can be achieved.

It is important to understand that it is not just about the speed of the centrifuge. It is also about centrifugal force, which depends on the size of the rotor in the centrifuge. Recent studies show that there is a relationship between centrifugal force (also called relative centrifugal force or RZB/RCF) and the amount of platelets we obtain.

If we use too high a centrifugal force, the platelets can be pushed into the phase with the red blood cells, and we get a plasma that contains almost no platelets - which is not good, since platelets play an important role in healing. Therefore, we are now working with a lower centrifugal force, and this has some advantages:

  • It reduces the decay of the red blood cells.
  • It prevents the platelets from disintegrating too early.
  • We obtain a well sedimented plasma
  • Cells that stick together are loosened (both large and small cells).

Therefore, centrifugation is an important step that must be performed carefully to obtain the best possible results.

PRP centrifugation

PRP tubes

PRP stands for "Platelet Rich Plasma". PRP tubes are special tubes used to obtain PRP from a patient's blood.

They are specially designed to facilitate the separation of platelets and other blood components.

Fields of application

PRP tubes are used in various fields, including orthopedics, sports medicine, aesthetic medicine and dermatology. They are used to treat hair loss, skin aging, osteoarthritis and sports-related injuries.

The PRP process with the tubes explained

Blood collection

PRP tubes are used in various fields, including orthopedics, sports medicine, aesthetic medicine and dermatology. They are used to treat hair loss, skin aging, osteoarthritis and sports-related injuries.

Centrifugation and PRP extraction

The tube is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the blood into its components. The platelet-rich plasma is then separated from the rest of the blood.

PRP injection

The extracted PRP is then injected into the areas to be treated. The platelets release growth factors that contribute to tissue regeneration and healing.

What to look for when choosing PRP tubes

Material

The material from which the tubes are made can have a major influence on the quality of the blood sample.

High-quality glass tubes provide a higher yield of platelets than plastic tubes. Also, the high kinetic energy applied to the tubes during centrifugation makes plastic unsuitable.

  • Material interaction: glass is generally inert to many biological materials, including blood. Plastic can interact with certain biological materials, depending on the type, which can affect the quality and integrity of the sample.
  • Sterility: glass can be sterilized at higher temperatures than most plastics. This makes it a safer choice for medical applications.
  • Transparency: Glass tubes are often more transparent than plastic tubes, making it easier for personnel to assess the contents and monitor the progress of procedures such as centrifugation.

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Anticoagulants and separating gel:

Some PRP tubes contain anticoagulants and separating gel, which facilitate the process of plasma collection. Other tubes, however, do not include these components. It is important to understand the specific requirements of your PRP treatment to make the best decision.

Blood Collection Procedure

Some tubes use a negative pressure method to draw blood, which allows for quick and easy collection.

Syringes and needles

Needles and syringes are also an indispensable part of any PRP treatment. They are used to extract the blood and inject the PRP into the treatment area.

Selection of suitable syringes and needles for PRP

Choosing the right syringe and needle can make the difference between a successful and a less successful PRP treatment. It is important to pay attention to the size and sharpness of the needle and to ensure that the syringe is easy to handle.

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Vacutainer / Blood Collection Sets

The selection of the correct blood collection set depends on several factors, including the size of the needle, the volume of blood to be collected, and the specific requirements of the PRP treatment.

Blood collection sets for PRP treatments are an important part of the PRP procedure. They enable safe and efficient blood collection, contribute to the effectiveness of the treatment, and minimize risks and complications. It is important to choose the right set and ensure that it is used by a trained professional.

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Conclusion

Performing PRP treatments requires a range of specialized equipment and consumables. From centrifuges and needles to PRP tubes and anticoagulants, all these elements play a crucial role in ensuring the effectiveness of the treatment. It is therefore important to choose high-quality materials and equipment and have the treatment performed by experienced professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can any centrifuge be used for PRP treatments?

No, it is important to use a centrifuge specifically designed for PRP treatments.

Are all PRP tubes the same?

No, there are differences in the quality and efficiency of PRP tubes. Some may facilitate the separation of platelets and other blood components better than others.

Why are anticoagulants necessary?

Anticoagulants prevent blood clotting during the centrifugation process, allowing for effective platelet extraction.

Can I use my own syringes and needles for PRP?

Yes, as long as they are sterile and the correct type and size for the treatment.

How long does a PRP treatment take?

Treatment can vary depending on the size of the area to be treated and the specific method used, but generally a session takes about 60 to 90 minutes.

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