Eclipse PRP®, or “Platelet Rich Plasma,” is a procedure that aids in the improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and dark circles under the eye. PRP stimulates collagen and speeds up the healing process in the tissue of the skin. Because PRP uses your own blood, side effects are minimal and holistic in nature. PRP can also be combined with laser procedures in order to maximize the results from skin resurfacing.
Eclipse PRP® is a proprietary system that is based on blood separation according to density using a unique separation gel. The PRP platform is available with an 11 mL PRP collection tube or 22 mL high concentration collection tube. The system allows for the preparation of pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content. Virtually, all Red Blood Cells (RBC) are eliminated from PRP and the concentration of pro-inflammatory Granulocytes (GRs) is highly reduced.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared by taking a small sample of the patient’s own blood, then separating platelets from Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP), RBC, and GRs via centrifugation. Next, the PRP is collected and may be applied to the treatment site. The whole preparation process only takes up to 20 minutes.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
Platelet Growth Factors
Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signaling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation.