Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the many treatment options in the field of regenerative medicine. The platelets contained in your blood have significant healing abilities. When we concentrate them the healing power is magnified. If you live anywhere in the Atlanta area, come see us and find out is PRP is viable pain relief option for you.
Platelet rich plasma is derived from the patient's own blood. After a small amount of blood is drawn, platelets are separated from the blood in a centrifuge. The final product is a higher concentration of platelets. When the PRP injected back into the injured area of the body, they act as an extraordinarily effective healing agent.
Platelets have remarkable healing power. When the body is injured, a chemical signal alerts platelets to zone in on the affected area. They are immensely effective because they contain growth factors that ease inflammation and repair damaged tissue. Platelet rich plasma boosts the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The greater the number of platelets that can get to the injured area, the more effective the healing response will be.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
Platelet rich plasma is an injection treatment. First, a sample of blood is extracted from the patient and processed in a vial to isolate the platelets from the other components of blood and maximize their concentration in the plasma. Then, the highly concentrated plasma is injected into the damaged area of the body—often the knee, shoulder, elbow, back, or hip, but the plasma can also be injected directly into muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
The high concentration of growth factors present in platelets contributes to their incredible healing properties.
Benefits of PRP therapy include:
- Highly effective for pain relief
- Relieves chronic and acute pain
- Lower cost alternative to stem cell therapy
- Can be combined with cell therapy
- Minimally invasive and there is minimal discomfort or downtime after treatment
- A viable alternative to pharmaceutical pain medication or more invasive treatments
Patients benefit from PRP treatment for pain caused by a variety of conditions including:
- Sciatica and other back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Joint pain coming from the shoulder, elbow, or hip
- Tears in muscles, tendons, and ligaments
Platelet Rich Plasma for Aesthetic Treatment
PRP therapy is not only used to treat pain. It is also useful as an aesthetic treatment in various procedures. When Atlanta area residents want to look as young as they feel, they visit us for aesthetic treatments.
Platelet rich plasma is an excellent option for hair restoration as an alternative to dangerous drugs or surgery. The plasma is injected into the scalp, so it rejuvenates the hair follicles and promotes regrowth.
As a scar reduction therapy, it helps to even out the contours of the skin around the scar and reduce the appearance of a scar by rejuvenating the skin tissue, improving overall texture.
For wrinkles and facial rejuvenation, PRP is often combined with cell therapy to produce an even more noticeable wrinkle reduction and longer lasting effect.
PRP injections are one of the safest and most effective regenerative treatments available. We will evaluate your condition and help you determine if this is the right treatment option for you. Contact us today to arrange your 15-minute phone consultation.
If you have considered treatment with platelet rich plasma in Atlanta, Marietta, Cartersville, Kennesaw, Acworth or any city in the Greater Atlanta area, call our medical clinic today at (770) 675-3609 for a complimentary consultation.