EMPOWER YOUR PLATELETS
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, equips your body’s own healing powers to stimulate and engage new tissue growth, providing your skin a gorgeous, healthy, and a more youthful appearance.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
A small amount of your own blood is taken and the plasma is then separated out from the rest of the blood, by means of a scientific diffusion to create the platelet rich plasma. This plasma is then injected into the area of concern where the platelets release their super growth factors.
PRP significantly improves your overall skin texture, tone and regenerates the collagen, resulting to reduce wrinkles and lines, improve scarring, tackle blemishes, and restore a vigorous youthful glow.
THE BENEFITS OF PRP THERAPY
Below are just a few of the many benefits of PRP therapy.
Long Lasting Results
Enhanced Skin Texture
Zero Risk of Contamination
Increased Collagen Production
WHAT ARE PRP INJECTIONS?
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are used to stimulate healing using one’s own blood components. The physician will withdraw your blood, put the blood into a centrifuge where the platelets are extracted (platelets are now known to release healing proteins known as growth factors) and then inject that solution directly into the injured site using an ultrasound guided technique to ensure proper placement. These proteins then stimulate repair and regeneration at the site, offering the patient pain relief and quicker healing rates. In most cases, 1-3 injections are required.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH PRP?
PRP Injections can treat a number of conditions for the hip, knee, arm, shoulder, lower leg and feet. It is best to consult with your physician for a complete listing. However, below is an abbreviated list of conditions that can be treated with PRP.
- Acute muscle tears and strains
- Chronic Tendinopathies (tennis elbow, Achilles tendon, patellar tendon and rotator cuff)
- Ligament injuries (ie: medial or lateral collateral ligament—MCL/LCL)
WHY USE PRP INJECTIONS?
Platelet injections are an alternative to surgery. Ideal candidates would be those who prefer a less invasive option to surgery or those who are unable to undergo a surgery. It also allows for a much quicker recovery period and is much less painful than a surgery.
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
A large amount of growth factors are released at the site of injury upon injection. These platelets induce an inflammatory response to initiate healing. The platelets are able to restore tendons and ligamentous proteins as well as strengthen cartilage allowing it to become firmer and more resilient.
IS PRP PAINFUL?
Patients usually tolerate the injection well. However, there can be soreness after the injection due to the PRP-induced inflammatory response. You can expect swelling and soreness during the first 48 hours post injection and are given pain medication to help alleviate the discomfort.
HOW QUICKLY DOES PRP WORK?
Most patients see some improvement within 2-6 weeks. The pain becomes less and less as the weeks pass with most clinical trials reporting improvement up to 6-9 months post injection.
ARE THESE INJECTIONS SAFE?
Platelet injections are safe. Since you are using your body’s own blood components and there are no foreign substances being injected into your body, the injections are considered safe.