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Platelet-Rich Plasma is derived from the blood and used for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries. Many athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition. You might not be Tiger Woods or Rafael Nadal, but we want to get you back to everyday life too.
Arthritis, bulging or herniated disc, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, erectile dysfunction, facial rejuvenation (vampire face lift), hips, knees, neck, loss of range of motion, sciatica, tennis elbow,and more.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques, we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
How is PRP obtained?
A small amount of peripheral blood is taken from the patient and placed into an FDA medically approved container. This sterile disposable container is placed in a specialized centrifuge, for spinning, to separate the whole blood sample into ‘layers’ of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and red blood cells. The PRP layer is aspirated from the red blood cells and is injected or applied, under sterile conditions, into the localized area of abnormality.
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THE HEALING PROCESS
PRP signals for Stem cells and regenerative cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. This accelerated healing process reduces pain, promotes increased strength, and improves overall function. The process, called the healing cascade, can be active and take place over a 4-6 week period.
Patients can expect to see significant improvement in symptoms over the course of healing time. This procedure may eliminate the need for further invasive treatments, such as surgery or prolonged use of medications. While other treatments such as corticosteroid injections may provide temporary relief and stop inflammation, PRP injections stimulate healing of the injury over a shorter time period with fewer side effects. Patients usually report a gradual improvement in symptoms and return of function. Some patient require only one treatment while others may require two to three treatments to obtain optimal results. Many experience a dramatic return of function and relief within 2-3 months or sooner.
The total process can last up to 30 minutes. However, the majority of time will be used for processing by a trained medical specialist.
LITTLE TO NO RISK FACTORS
PRP is from your own blood, autologous, so there is little to no risk when conducted by a trained professional. Since the cells are autologous there is no risk for an allergic or immune reaction. Side effects or complications with PRP are extremely rare. Consult your physician for more information.
RECOVERY AFTER TREATMENT
Mild pain and swelling may occur at the injection site. However, the majority of patients are able to return to usual activities with NO downtime.
Our services are designed to be complementary. Therefore, depending on the clients' needs, we may suggest supporting with certain IV Therapies, Laser Therapy (for facial rejuvenation), or BioScans. You must be particularly careful not to traumatize the area during this post-treatment time frame. Initially, the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort. Patients can apply ice and elevation as needed. Use the area as tolerated since restricting movement for an extended time can cause stiffening. Movement and massages promote circulation in the area and also assist with healing. After a week the patient will likely begin a rehabilitation program with physical therapy.