L-PRF: Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin
Your Own Power to Heal
If you suffered a small scrape on your knee, your body would react by creating a clot to stop the bleeding, form a scab, and finally regenerate healthy new skin. Platelet Fibrin Therapy is similar. A small amount of blood is collected to create an advanced bioactive compound that will boost the healing forces found within your own blood to improve your healing. The procedure to obtain L-PRF is virtually painless- no more so than a routine blood test.
The therapy is 100% natural and additive-free. Natural growth factors present in your body are concentrated using L-PRF. Your own concentrated platelets and other key blood cells and their unique healing abilities are simply re-introduced at the site of your surgical procedure. As a result, your own body releases powerful healing proteins, and creates a scaffold for healing.
Healing from Within
L-PRF is basically a bioactive “band-aid” that is created from your own blood and then placed in your surgery sites to promote healing. A sample of your blood is collected in a tube, just as it would be for a blood test. Your doctor then uses the unique IntraSpin System to separate and concentrate certain important cells and active proteins by spinning your own blood in a dedicated centrifuge. After a fast preparation the bioactive clot, created just from our own blood, is now ideal for your procedure.
When placed in surgery sites, L-PRF releases your body’s own natural healing proteins, creating a more efficient network for cells to enhance the healing process. Depending on your situation, your doctor may supplement your L-PRF clot with different biomaterials customized for your needs. For patients with significant bone loss, a combination of L-PRF and bone growth material may also be used to promote natural bone regeneration.