Cell Therapy - Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

We now offer Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as a natural way to use a patients own blood cells to accelerate healing. Platelet-rich plasma consists of plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that helps to heal. Platelets contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration making it an amazing treatment for places of injury or trauma in the body. The purpose is to increase the concentration of bioproteins and hormones to accelerate the healing and regrowth process - ultimately shortening the healing time, decreasing pain, and speeding up the healing.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Used For?

Many well known athletes such as Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant have relied on this therapy to overcome their sports injuries.

PRP is used to treat a variety of injuries and pain issues, some of which include: Tendons and Muscle Injuries, Joint Injuries, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tennis & Golfer's Elbow, Hamstring and Hip Strains, Knee Sprains, Ankle Sprains, Sports Hernias, Sports Injuries, Osteoarthritis, Reducing Wrinkles, Reduce Sagging Skin, Improve Complexion and Acne Scars, Post-Surgical Healing, Skin Rejuvenation, and Hair Loss.

How Do The Injections Work and Are They Safe? ?

Injections are easy and quick.

  1. First, the physician will draw blood from your arm.
  2. Secondly, once the blood is drawn, the sample will be placed in a machine to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood.
  3. Lastly, once the platelets have been separated, the physician will then re-inject the blood that contains the higher concentration of platelets back into your body.

The solution is gently injected into the target area, such as a injured knee or tendon, via a needle. Injections can take place over a course of weeks or months to help the body accelerate the healing. Results can last as long as 18 months.

Are There Studies To Prove PRP is Safe?

Yes. There are numerous studies that prove the effectiveness of PRP. A few studies include: 

American Academy of Dermatology. “Fad beauty treatments: Is there science behind the hype?” News release issued February 2, 2015. Last accessed July 31, 2018.

Hersant B, SidAhmed-Mezi M, et al. “Research letters: Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma combined with hyaluronic acid on skin facial rejuvenation: A prospective study.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep;77:584-6.

Houghton V. “A new spin: Examining the theory behind the use of platelet rich plasma for dermatologic procedures.” Dermatol World. 2018;28(5):50-6.

Hui Q, Peng Chang P, et al. “The clinical efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma combined with ultra-pulsed fractional CO2 laser therapy for facial rejuvenation.” Rejuvenation Res. 2017 Feb; 20(1):25–31.

Zhang M, Park G, et al. “Review article: Applications and efficacy of platelet‐rich plasma in dermatology: A clinical review.” J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print].