Platelet-Rich Plasma is a way to rejuvenate and heal the body. Find out if PRP therapy is right for your condition.
Platelets are small blood cells responsible for clotting and play a large part in wound healing. They also secrete growth factors that are imperative for the healing process.
Plasma is the nutritious, liquid part of your blood responsible for cell transportation and waste control. It contains vital proteins and enzymes.
Platelet-rich plasma is the remaining substance when other factors are removed from the blood, such as red and white blood cells. The plasma serves as a vehicle for the platelets to aid in healing once injected into a patient.
PRP therapy is ideal for people with certain kinds of joint pain or tendon injuries. It's not recommended for people with severe issues in these areas but an alternative to surgery where non-surgical treatment has failed. It's also becoming increasingly popular for cosmetic purposes.
PRP therapy is not recommended for anemic, pregnant, or specific bleeding issues or disorders.
Platelets and plasma can be separated from the blood and relocated to the body's problem points through regular injections. The platelet-rich plasma works as a condensed tonic of vitamins and nutrients that originate from your blood, and this lack of "invasive forces" is one of the things that makes PRP therapy so appealing.
Before injections occur, the blood must be extracted from a person's body. The extraction and injection process is quick for most treatments.
About 30-60ml of blood is drawn. This blood is then placed in a vile that goes into a centrifuge that separates the blood components. The plasma and platelet components are separated from the red blood cells and injected back into the patient in their problem area.
PRP facials can also improve skin quality due to its properties, promoting collagen growth, which provides your facial skin's structure and strength.
Getting PRP injections in your scalp can also aid hair growth. At first, this treatment will decrease hair loss, followed by an increase in hair growing more vibrantly and abundantly.
PRP can decrease joint pain by reducing inflammation and healing damaged tissue, such as can be experienced in arthritis.
Like how it improves facial skin, PRP can reduce scars by encouraging new skin cells to grow and heal wounds.
PRP therapy can be a counter-option for surgery with minor ligament tears. Surgery can cause scar tissue to develop, which makes one more prone to re-injury. PRP therapy helps small tears improve using the body's natural substances.
PRP therapy improves skin quality, hair growth, and other aesthetic points with almost no risk for injection or allergic reaction.
PRP therapy is a safe and effective way to treat osteoarthritis, especially in the knee osteoarthritis.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy provides ample amounts of benefits. There's a reason the substance is called "liquid gold"! It promotes healthy cell and tissue regeneration and is native to your own body.
PRP stimulates hair follicles on the scalp, which causes it to produce new hair growth. It's not surgical or even that painful.
Scar tissue can have an unappealing appearance, but outside of that, it can cause further issues when it's internal. Using PRP to heal the tissue can alleviate or remove these issues.
PRP has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid with conditions involving inflammation or treat inflammation caused by an injury.
PRP therapy sessions generally do not take very long, as they require a quick extraction of blood, its preparation, and then to be injected into the designated areas. Patients do not experience long recovery time and often leave the office immediately after the appointment.
They generally as follows:
Occasional attention to injected areas for soreness may be advised to alleviate post-procedure discomfort, though this is often minor.
For hair growth and skin treatment, the area should be clean and void of foreign products such as shampoo or makeup.
It's also important to note that patients should not undergo PRP treatment while on certain medications. Medicines such as corticosteroid medication, anticoagulation medication, or even ibuprofen or Tylenol should be avoided a few days before and after the injection.
PRP therapy costs $500+ per injection. As of right now, it's considered "experimental" and not always covered by insurance. We are currently running specials that are one of the lowest prices in San Diego. Inquire below.
The FDA has approved . Platelet-rich plasma itself is out of the FDA's jurisdiction because it's not a drug and comes from the patient's own body.schedule today
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