Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses platelets from your own blood, enriched with a number of healing growth factors, to aid in recovery and regeneration of damaged or injured soft tissue. When soft tissue sustains damage or an injury, the body’s initial response is to increase more platelets to the injured area to facilitate the healing process. The growth factors found in platelets can enhance the healing of damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments. PRP therapy amplifies the body’s response to injury by concentrating an additional supply of platelets to the damaged area to accelerate healing.
Increased blood flow and platelet delivery to the injured area is the body’s first response to soft tissue damage. Platelets are packed with healing and growth factors that initiate repair, and they naturally attract stem cells to the injured site to further stimulate healing. PRP therapy supercharges the body’s healing process by delivering a purer and higher concentration of platelets to the affected area.
To prepare the PRP serum used in the procedure, a small sample of your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge. The blood sample is then spun at a rapid speed to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. This produces a highly concentrated sample of plasma rich platelets and purer forms of other beneficial blood components such as growth factors. Once the PRP sample is prepared, it is injected into the affected area to initiate and enhance the healing process. The risk of transmissible infections or allergic reactions is removed because your own blood is used for the procedure.
There is zero downtime following the PRP procedure. We often time use prolozone and neural therapy to complement the results of PRP therapy in several cases because the treatments work synergistically to accelerate healing. Prolozone injections are used to treat pain and inflammation directly. By increasing oxygen (ozone = O3) circulation and oxygen utilization of the affected tissues, prolozone has been very successful in treating both chronic and acute pain. Neural therapy is also a treatment for chronic pain; it involves the injection of local anaesthetics. All therapies super charge the regeneration of growth factors to optimize conditions for healing.
PRP treatment is particularly well suited for:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Joint Pain
- Knee Injuries and Chronic Knee Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Hair Thinning and Hair Loss
- Tennis Elbow
- Muscle Strain or Muscle Tears
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Cosmetic Aging (PRP Facial): neck rings, crow's feet, fine lines, acne scars, smile lines
Resolving tissue damage and chronic pain through healing is the primary purpose of PRP therapy, so the results often prove to be long-term. Most patients experience initial signs of healing and tissue regeneration within the first few days of treatment, and those improvements gradually increase as the repair and healing process continues.
Clinical research and preliminary studies have shown that patients can respond positively to PRP therapy and resume normal, pain-free lives. Diagnostic images via ultrasound and MRI have confirmed accelerated healing and definitive tissue repair following PRP therapy. PRP also has the potential to slow or stop tissue damage completely before injuries reach an irreparable stage, thus significantly reducing the need for surgery.
For hair loss and promoted growth, we require 3 to 4 injections, 1 month apart for best results.
For cosmetic facials, we require 2 sessions, 1 month apart for best results.
Please call our office for pricing and more information. We look forward to hearing from you!