Injection (PRP) Therapy
In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Your natural blood Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of integrative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a technique that uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own plasma to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. The Platelets are spun down separating the plasma from the red blood cells and just the plasma is then injected. PRP injections use each individuals patient's own healing system to improve chronic pain and musculoskeletal problems. PRP can be given in certain joints such as the hip, knees, or shoulders, as well as cosmetic facial injections around wrinkled areas that increases tissue volume and strength.
PRP joint injections sites
PRP Joint Injections
PRP injections are prepared by taking a small amount of a patients own blood via a small arm needle, and running it through a centrifuge to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This allows a release of the patients growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
Ultrasound imaging is used to guide any joint injection. For facial aesthetic use, no ultrasound in necessary for injection. Some insurances may cover it since it is an alternative to orthopedic surgery. For facial aesthetic use, no ultrasound is necessary since the injection is only into the 'creases' of the face.
PRP Hair Restoration Treatments
The PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
Works best for "thinning patches", not for complete 'baldness'.
A series of treatments is required for acceptable growth restoration.
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