Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is PRP

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Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains  small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The  platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood.  However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in healing].


PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found  in blood. which provides concentration of growth factors. 


The PRP is then be injected into worn out areas of the body resulting in healing and rebuilding of the damaged tissues.

Arthritis Treatment

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming a popular form of treatment for many arthritis related conditions. It has been utilized for years in the dental, plastics, and wound care specialties. PRP can be injected into the damaged joints and tendons leading to healing and relief of pain.

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Hair Loss

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If the hair follicles or hair roots are healthy, the growth of the hair is healthy. Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from blood supply. If we introduce platelets by administering platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the area of damaged hair follicles, it amplifies the body’s naturally occurring wound healing mechanism. PRP can be used to stimulate the growth of hair follicles preventing hair loss.

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Facial Rejuvination

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PRP is the latest tendency in anti-aging. The treatment reverses al the common aging signs in the skin specifically in the areas of the face, neck, hands and other parts of the body. The advantages of PRP over other common anti-aging treatments like Botox, it's unique natural quality. The therapy uses the patient's own blood making the treatment hypoallergenic.  

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Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction is a serious medical condition that affects roughly 30 million men in the United States, according to Healthline. And while most are older (75 years of age and up), younger men are also prone to developing the condition. The end result can be embarrassment and loss of self esteem.


ED happens for a variety of reasons – high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco and alcohol use, and high cholesterol, to name a few – but treatment options are typically limited to a few major drugs (Cialis, Viagra, Levitra and Stendra).


The use of PRP aims to use your bloods own natural healing factors to repair and rejuvenate blood vessels and nerves integral to sexual health allowing our patients to finally overcome erectile dysfunction. 

Vaginal Rejuvination

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For decades, women have had to endure the loss of sensation and the development of urinary leakage after childbirth and advancing age. This effect is largely due to the loss of micro-circulation that starves the nerve endings and support tissues in the upper vaginal wall. Until now, most laser and surgical attempts to solve this problem often create more damage than benefits.  Scar tissue created by surgery or lasers does not stretch, has poor circulation, and fewer nerve endings.  Vaginal PRP seeks to do the opposite and stimulate natural growth of nerves, circulation, and supportive tissue.

Joint Injections

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May help improve symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain due to arthritis is a very common finding in orthopedic clinics. Many patients get relief with rest or by taking anti-inflammatory medications. 


Sometimes a steroid injection can help in relieving pain, but these medications are not safe for everyone and have potential side effects. If these conservative treatments do not work and your pain still persists, then PRP therapy (platelet rich plasma therapy) may be an effective treatment option for you.


From a historical perspective, PRP was widely used in dentistry with great success. However, its use today has greatly increased in sports medicine and various orthopedic conditions. Some studies have proved its efficacy in relieving pain associated with an arthritic knee. There are currently many studies underway involving a large number of patients who have knee arthritis, but doctors have already started treating patients with PRP therapy to relieve pain from knee arthritis.


PRP has growth factors in the form of proteins that play a role in the natural process of healing, therefore injecting concentrated growth factors to the site of injury can indeed cause new cell growth and promote healing.


Researchers studying PRP and osteoarthritis often work with patients  who have knee osteoarthritis, a condition that experts estimate will  affect nearly half of all Americans at some point during their lives. Two clinical studies that examine PRP to treat knee arthritis are described below.


One study, published in 2013, involved 78 patients with osteoarthritis in both knees (156 knees). Each knee received one of three treatments: 1 PRP injection, 2 PRP  injections, or 1 placebo saline injection. Researchers evaluated the  subjects' knees 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after injection.  


Researchers found:

  • Knees treated with 1 or 2 PRP injections saw a reduction in pain  and stiffness as well as improvement in knee function at 6 weeks and 3  months.
  • At the 6-month mark positive results declined, though pain and function were still better than before PRP treatment.
  • The group that received placebo injections saw a small increase in pain and stiffness and a decrease in knee function.

Tendonitis and Tendonopathy

In theory, the substance speeds healing and improves the tissues health. According to some researchers, several in vitro and in vivo studies have uncovered potential benefits in treating tennis elbow with PRP therapy. Other studies have proven that PRP has value for treating Achilles tendonitis and plantar fascilitis.


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Hair Restoration

PRP for Hair Restoration

First, approximately 60-100ml of blood is collected from your vein. It’s very similar to having a routine blood test performed at your doctor’s clinic. The blood is collected and placed in a special container. 


The container is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge where your blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes. When the centrifuge has stopped spinning, your blood components have now been separated. The concentrated platelets have been separated from your normal whole blood. 


The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be applied to the scalp. The goal of this process is to increase the effects of PRP therapy in hair loss.


With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
 

PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. 


Our blood plasma (PRP) contains highly concentrated active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair. 

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Facial and Skin Rejuvenation

Currently, facial rejuvenation is likely the most sought out cosmetic modality. Patients are seeking an effective, minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime and side effects with long lasting results.


Most minimally invasive procedures aim to maintain the overlying epidermis while creating dermal injury; therefore, stimulating wound repair and neocollagenesis. 


Current minimally invasive techniques include nonablative lasers, radiofrequency, ultrasound, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, injectable fillers, mesotherapy, and microneedling.


Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. 


These needles are used to puncture the skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that stimulates neovascularization and neocollagenesis to fill these microscopic wounds.


A variety of microneedling devices exist with needle sizes ranging from 0.1  to 2.5 mm. Outcomes of microneedling vary based on the device, the depth of needle penetration, frequency of needle penetration, and the number of passes.


The needles traumatically create pores in the dermis, which stimulates the release of growth factors and cytokines.


The growth factors and cytokines in turn stimulate collagen, elastin, and neovascularization.


Studies have shown that microneedling initiates collagen synthesis, specifically collagens I, III, and VII.


Needling sessions are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart and has  minimal side effects and can be used safely in patients with skin types III-VI in addition to patients with a history of melasma.

 

In order to supercharge the microneedling session, PRP is used in conjunction.  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated autologous serum that is rich in growth factors and cytokines such as platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor. 


These growth factors regulate and induce cell migration, attachment proliferation, and differentiation as well as promote extracellular matrix accumulation.  When used with microneedling, the results are astounding!.


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Help yourself look your best!

With PRP and microneedling, you are sure to look years younger!


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