PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has is a simple in office procedure that has been used for years and has shown potential effectiveness in the treatment of injuries such as sprained knees, shoulders, elbows and tendon injuries, whether chronic or acute. PRP is also now being used in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, bladder incontinence, skin and hair rejuvenation and more.
Where previously surgery, medications, physical therapy would have been indicated to treat these conditions, people are turning to PRP therapy for a less invasive, expedited recovery and significantly decreased side effects and risks. Many professional athletes, such as Tiger Woods, have received PRP and have said they returned to competitive status much more quickly.
PRP Therapy yields lasting results and will not “wear off” like other therapies
Conditions treated with PRP
- Reduce signs of aging/more youthful appearance
- Deep Facial Lines
- Skin Smoothing & Rejuvenation
- Acne Scarring
- Orthopedic Sprains
- Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and Joint Injuries
- Acute Sports Injuries
- Hair Regrowth
- Penis Enlargement
- Female Urinary Leakage
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Inflammation reduction
What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
While the majority of your blood consists of a liquid substance called plasma, it also has solid components called red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelets perform very importance functions such as blood clotting and promote healing through their protein growth factors.
What makes PRP therapy specifically effective is our ability to concentration the platelets in the plasma, therapy dramatically increasing the growth factors. Many clinics produce PRP at 5 to 10 times richer than baseline. Our PRP technology produces PRP platelets at 9 to 14 times richer than baseline.
What Can You Expect During PRP?
To begin, blood must first be drawn from a patient in the office with the volume drawn dependent on the procedure. The specialized blood collection tube is then placed in our specialized centrifuge to undergo a process called centrifugation where the blood products are separated from the plasma and the concentration of the platelets occurs. These enriched and concentrated platelets are now ready to be used for whatever treatment is indicated, such as a micro needling facial, knee injection, hair regrowth, etc.
How is PRP administered?
Depending on the condition being treated, PRP can be used in a variety of ways. A numbing anesthetic cream would be applied to the area in advance to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Most commonly, a simple injection or series of injections would be given to the area, such as in the scalp for the PRP hair regrowth procedure. Some procedures, such as the facial rejuvenation and acne scarring, use a micro needling device to “push” the PRP deep into the skin and to initiate collagen production.
Is PRP Effective?
Laboratory studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP can potentially speed up the healing process which is the ultimate goal of each of these procedures.
Ongoing research studies are being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of PRP treatment. Results of PRP therapy can vary based on a variety of factors such as:
- The overall health of the patient
- The area of the body being treated
- The severity of the condition being treated
- Duration of condition being treated
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Miguel Gonzalez, MD Professional Corporation is not offering PRP therapy as a cure for any medical condition. No statements or treatments on this site have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This site contains no medical advice. All statements and opinions on this site are provided for educational and informational purposes only.