Platelet- Rich Plasma is used to treat several ailments from sports injury to hair loss. The treatment consists of using the patient’s blood cells to accelerate the healing process.
All treatments are done in our office with personal access to our doctors, we do not pass your care off to assistants or staff members. We will also assist in any way possible with billing your insurance company but in most instances, insurance only covers portions of treatment plans.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Platelet- Rich Plasma Therapy?
Your blood is made up of plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. The two important elements of PRP are platelets and plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood while platelets play an important role in healing through the promotion of cell growth and regeneration.
How do Platelet- Rich Plasma Injections Work?
PRP is a non-surgical option. Platelet-rich plasma is created by taking a blood sample for the arm and placing it into a device called a centrifuge that separates the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrates them within the plasma. Essentially, Platelet-rich plasma is the blood that contains more platelets than normal. After creating the platelet-rich plasma, the solution is then injected into the target area. The purpose is to increase the concentration of specific growth factors in a specific area to accelerate the healing process.
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellet hormone therapy uses naturally derived hormones to get your body’s hormone levels back to optimal ranges for your body. Unlike other methods of hormone therapy which can cause severe drops and spikes in your hormones, pellets provide a consistent low release of what you need to provide the best experience possible. The pellets are small, some as small as grains of rice, and are placed just under the skin and offer the advantage of less frequent maintenance, with pellet insertion needing to be done about every 3 to 4 months. This procedure is easily performed in our office.
What can I expect?
We will review your medical history followed by a physical exam and imaging. We will then discuss if PRP injections are the right option for you.
All of our services are performed by licensed medical professions with the utmost emphasis on sterility, and comfort. In addition, your treatment will take place with privacy in mind (no large group treatment rooms). Your blood is then drawn and turned into PRP through the above process. Once your blood is ready, it is then injected into the problem area through the guidance of imaging.
The procedure should take no more than an hour. You can return to your everyday routine following the procedure. The effects can be felt after 4 to 6 weeks.
What is PRP used for?
Tendon, Ligament, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
Skin Rejuvenation and texture