Advanced Perfusion

Specializing in Autologous Blood Component Therapies

Autologous Platelet Gel

What is Platelet Gel?

Autologous platelet gel is a biologic substance that is prepared from the patient's own blood at the time of surgery. It is created by concentrating the platelets in whole blood into Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) through centrifugation.

Why choose Platelet Gel?

Autologous Platelet Gel (APG) is the building block to a faster, more comfortable recovery. 

  • Safe and non-toxic to tissue.
  • Autologous (obtained from the patient's own blood), thereby avoiding the risks of transmissible diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis
  • Easily prepared, readily available, and cost effective.

The Process

We use state-of-the-art equipment, which processes the blood without need for manual manipulation.   The APG is delivered into a collection syringe and is ready for immediate application. 

Depending upon the case type, APG requires as little as 45cc (three tablespoons) to 135cc of the patient's own blood, collected just prior to the procedure.  It requires only 30 minutes to process, and only minutes to apply.  The result is a high concentration of growth factors delivered directly to the operative site.

Clinical Applications

Cosmetic, Plastic, Reconstructive

Face, Neck, and Forehead Lifts, laser Skin Resurfacing, Breast Augmentation and Reduction and Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Chronic Wound Care

Diabetic Skin Ulcers, Stasis Ulcers, Radiation Skin Burns

Dental and Oral / Maxillofacial

Stimulating Bone Growth for Sinus Lifts, ridge Augmentation & Facial Fracture Repair.

Orthopedic and Neuro Surgery

Hip / Knee Replacement, Bone Grafts, Repair of Non-Union of Bone, Spinal Fusion, and Dural Leaks.

Burns

Graft Placement.

Normal Healing

When the body is injured, it initiates the natural healing process by forming a blood clot.  This initial phase of healing occurs to stop the bleeding.  Next, tissue and bone regeneration occurs through the activation of platelets.  Research has now identified that during this phase, these platelets release over 300different growth factors to the injury site, which stimulates:


Mitogenesis:  Initiation of cellular replication and regeneration for soft tissue (skin) repair.


Angiogenesis:  Increase blood flow (and oxygen) to the injured site through the formation of new blood vessels.


Osteogenesis:  Initiating bone repair through the production of new bone tissue.


Chemotaxis:  A chemical communication to other circulating platelets and blood cells which attracts them to the injured site and sustains the healing process.

This increase in growth factor availability leads to acceleration of the healing process.


This is exactly what is accomplished with the application of Autologous Platelet Gel (APG)!


Compare a normal blood clot (NBC) to APG;

                                       NBC   APG

Red Blood Cells              95%     4%

PLATELETS                    < 5%   95%

White Blood Cells          < 1%    1+%

Accelerated Healing

A normal blood clot is made up of 95% red blood cells.  However, it is the growth factors found in platelets that facilitate the healing process.  Greater numbers of platelets deposited at a wound or surgical site lead to a larger concentration of growth factors available to the injured tissues.

This increase in growth factor availability leads to acceleration of the healing process.


This is exactly what is accomplished with the application of Autologous Platelet Gel (APG)!


Compare a normal blood clot (NBC) to APG;

                                      NBC   APG

Red Blood Cells            95%     4%

PLATELETS                 < 5%    95%

White Blood Cells       < 1%    1+%

Patient Benefits

Physicians and Researchers have documented that the use of Autologous Platelet Gel can:


Accelerate bone and tissue regeneration, growth, and healing.


Decrease post-operative pain, reducing the need for analgesics.


Minimize the risk of post-operative infection by increasing the concentration of white blood cells at the surgical site.


Enhance hemostasis and reduce post-operative edema thereby decreasing the amount of bruising, and reducing or eliminating the need for drains.


Increased patient comfort with a faster return to a normal lifestyle

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