Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Repair your body naturally with growth factors from your own blood.
The body’s natural reaction to soft tissue damage is to deliver platelets to the area of injury in order to begin the repair process. Platelets in our blood release growth factors, which promote the repair and regeneration of connective tissue, and draw stem cells to the area. With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The PRP is then injected into the damaged tissue, stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
Using PRP to alleviate pain.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of wound and soft tissue healing. The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), can promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. For years, PRP has been used successfully in orthopedic medicine to regenerate lost cartilage in various joints, particularly the shoulder and knee. PRP also has been used in injured muscles to repair the muscle tissue. Media coverage and sports publications have frequently documented success with PRP; mostly in NBA, MLB, NFL and PGA professionals requiring orthopedic repairs to their knees, shoulders, hips and elbows.
If you have a tendon or ligament injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the answer. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring, and alleviates further degeneration of the tissues. Dr. Vendryes will do an initial evaluation to see if PRP therapy is right for you.
- Achilles tendonitis
- ACL partial tears
- Biceps tendonitis
- Cartilage injury
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hamstring tears
- Ligament sprains and tears
- Patellar tendonitis/tendinosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Quadriceps muscle injuries
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
Not only has PRP been a successful treatment for pain, but it has demonstrated beneficial effects on repairing skin. Raising the concentration of the number of platelets and growth factors in the blood can have regenerative effects on the skin, and has been show to slow or reverse the signs of aging. PRP can be used to volumize facial folds, smooth crow’s feet, reduce fine lines, and improve acne scars.
Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in facial rejuvenation around the world since 2006. The treatment is ideal for individuals looking for a natural, gradual, noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and color with minimal or no downtime. PRP is a natural approach to improving the condition of your skin. Because you are using your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties to revitalize the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation, your results improve over time. The procedure helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within three weeks and improvement continues for the next 8 months as more collagen and keratin is laid under skin. The results typically last 2 years or longer. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid-face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, nasolabial fold, neck and jawline, chest, acne scarring and more. The process takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on complexity. For the best result, we recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative treatment used to regenerate hair growth. The concentrated platelets in PRP contain proteins and growth factors that can help increase circulation to the hair follicles, stimulating them to grow, and even thicken the hair shaft. It is believed that the introduction of platelets and white blood cells through platelet rich plasma can actually stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing hair miniaturization seen in androgenetic alopecia and even preventing hair loss.
After a small amount of blood is taken from the patient to produce the PRP, the scalp is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic. PRP is injected via syringe and applied topically with a micro-dermaroller. The dermaroller creates microscopic channels that allow the PRP to penetrate deep into the skin on the scalp where it stimulates the growth of hair follicles and creates new blood vessels.
As a stand-alone treatment, PRP has been shown to help people with male and female pattern hair loss to slow the hair loss process, even making fine hairs thicker and darkening light hairs that have lost their pigment.
What are the benefits?
• Minimal down time
• Very few contraindications
• Short recovery time
• Targeted and accelerated healing
• Rapid results with regenerative benefits
• Reduced trauma and inflammation
Contact us today and find out if PRP Therapy is right for you.