WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA “PRP” INJECTIONS?
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as “PRP”, is a concentration of platelets and growth factors created from a small amount of your own blood or bone marrow. PRP is an injection treatment whereby a person’s own blood is used. A fraction of blood (usually 60 cc) is drawn up from the individual patient into a syringe. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation, which can remove 500 cc. The blood is spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components.
Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and healing process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. When treating injured or sun and time damaged tissue, they can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state. The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Generally 2-3 treatments are advised, however, more may be necessary for some individuals. Touch up treatments may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results.
We use technology that set us apart, because we don’t use the classic centrifuge. Our Arthrex ® Angel System use a platelet sensor that can deliver platelet concentration up to 18x baseline, with adjustable leukocyte concentrations, which provide better results. Also each processing kit we use can process three treatments on the same patient, so we can treat more than one problem in the same day.
PRP Face Rejuvenation
Look younger and refreshed! We can treat the full face or treat particular problems to make you look better. With PRP we can treat:
- fine wrinkles around the eyes
- nasolabial folds
- wrinkles on the lips
- acne marks
- wrinkles on the forehead
- wrinkles on the neck
- bags and dark circles under the eyes
- and loose and saggy skin
Hair loss has a significant influence on psychological distress and is associated with low self-esteem and depression. PRP is and affordable option that can help men and women to:
- PREVENT further hair loss & thinning.
- REGROW thinning hair thicker, fuller and healthier.
- BOOST the health & condition of the scalp.
We can treat some conditions in major Joints, Muscle or tendons that have typically been treated with medication, physical therapy, or surgeries. PRP is and an affordable option compared to a surgery.
Areas we can treat with PRP include muscles, rotator cuff, achiles tendon, tennis elbow and several other. PRP usually is used by athletes because it reduce the downtime and also reduce the chance for re-injury or perhaps the risk of a more serious injury that can result in a permanent disability.
Chronic Wound Care
Our physicians are certified and experienced in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at NCH Wound Healing Centers. PRP use in wound care, along debridement and other treatments, are proven to improve tremendously the healing and accelerate the healing process. Also the treatment provide reduction of risk of wound infection. The sessions needed varies depending on the severity of the wound.