PRP therapy is an advanced treatment that physicians are using to repair damaged or injured tissues in your body. Through a minimally invasive procedure, your body’s regenerative process is initiated by utilizing the growth factors that platelets are known to contain. PRP therapy is autologous, meaning it is derived from you, which greatly reduces the risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
The result of the treatment is the natural stimulation of growth factors moving towards the treated area. There are no known side effects, although you may occasionally experience minor swelling or pain near the injection points for a short period of time.
How it works:
PRP Therapy is a form of regenerative medicine utilizing your own blood; blood contains components called platelets and platelets contain growth factors. Growth factors activate and stimulate cellular regeneration in the body. PRP therapy is effective in the skin for overall rejuvenation and healing, in the joints for pain relief and the repair of soft tissue damage and in the scalp to awaken dormant follicles and stimulate hair growth. When released, growth factors encourage collagen production and formation of new capillaries. In other words, it harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities without surgery or drugs.
The treatment is simple and can be completed within an hour. A minimal amount of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge for separation. The Platelet Rich Plasma is separated and transferred to a syringe. PRP is golden in color, viscous and easily injected without pain or downtime.
The goal of this therapy is intentional, targeted inflammation at a point of injury or desired area of repair. The result is stimulation of the body’s natural ability to heal and consequential repair.
Potential PRP Benefits Include:
- Very few contraindications
- Minimal risk
- Short recovery time
- Targeted and accelerated healing