Blood contains small solid components including red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood, however, these platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. These are important for healing injuries.
PRP is typically performed in-office. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must be drawn from the patient. Next, the platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. The increased concentration of platelets is then combined with the remaining blood.
Laboratory studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP may be able to speed up the healing process. In order to facilitate this healing, the damaged or injured area must be treated with PRP. This is performed in one of two ways:
The procedure typically takes a few hours, which includes preparation and recovery time.
Platelet rich plasma therapy may be used to treat conditions and injuries such as:
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can also be used for cosmetic purposes in order to rejuvenate the face and erase signs of aging.
Up to three PRP injections may be given within a six month time frame. Many people gain considerable relief after the first or second injection.
Benefits of PRP treatment include:
PRP therapy may be advised for patients suffering from a wide range of conditions and injuries, such as moderate osteoarthritis or chronic tendonitis. Typically, a patient has failed conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and physical therapy.
Dr. Prabhat Soni is a recognized leader in the field of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Dr. Soni utilizes advanced, concentrated and pure forms of PRP in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. To learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy or to find out whether you're a candidate for this type of treatment, schedule an appointment today.