PRP and Stem Cell Therapy
PRP and Stem Cell treatments represent a major breakthrough in medical science offering relief of a number of injuries and diseases. In the past, these cells were very difficult and expensive to attain but with modern advances in techniques and equipment, stem cells can be easily obtained and concentrated by a simple office procedure with the ability to avoid more invasive, risky, and expensive open surgery. Recent investigations demonstrated that platelets release large doses of bioactive proteins known as growth factors responsible for attracting macrophages, mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblast which promote and improve tissue regeneration and repair. PRP sometimes referred to as Autologous (using patient’s own blood) is used as an adjunctive or alternative treatment for tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, hair loss, facial rejuvenation, stretch marks, acne and many other medical processes.
The procedure is performed securely in our office. A sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample) and the blood is then spun at high speeds in a centrifuge. Once these components are separated, a professional will carefully extract the platelet rich plasma product. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected by the doctor into and around the areas to be treated then a robust healing reaction is succeeded. The procedure takes under an hour. The goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Studies have shown PRP therapy to be effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal activities and daily lives. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition irreversible.
PRP is also widely used as an alternative treatment method to traditional surgeries in improving the performance of athletes. PRP Therapy serves as an alternative treatment for ACL, MCL, Meniscus and Cartilage Damage. The therapy is growing popular among professional athletes who play variety of sports and cause injuries to knees, shoulders, hips and so forth.
PRP and Skin
This revolutionary natural procedure is catching the fancy of many cosmetic professionals for the patients who want to have radiant skin by reversing the signs of aging. PRP offers incredible skin rejuvenation by stimulating the proliferation of dermal fibroblast increasing the production of collagen, keratinocytes, and the extracellular matrix, including hyaluronic acid. Collagen production has been recognized in helping correct the visible effects of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase skin tone and volume providing a more youthful appearance by improving the skin texture, tone, and color with minimal or no recovery time. PRP has the potential to promote the restoration of aged and photaged skin. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid-face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, nasolabial fold, neck and jawline, chest, acne scarring, hands, upper arms and more. The process takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on complexity. For best results, we recommend three to six treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.
PRP Joints inflammation
PRP treatment for joint inflammation has many advantages. It is an outpatient procedure, no hospitalization is required. In this treatment, you not only get temporary relief, but you also get healing of the condition since the tissue is regenerated. If compared to the cost of the surgery, it is much less.
Since the PRP treatment uses your own blood, there is no risk of transmissible infection or allergic reaction. This treatment is not recommended for individuals with bleeding disorders, those taking anti-coagulation medications, or those who have cancer, active infections, or are pregnant.
Up to 3 injections may be given within a 3-month time frame, usually performed 2-3 weeks apart. You may, however, gain considerable to complete relief after the first or second injection.
PRP and Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are forms of scarring on the skin when it is exposed to more strength than it can handle biologically (Example: Weight gain, pregnancy, hormonal changes associated with puberty or muscle building) caused by the prevention or fibroblasts which form collagen and elastin skin fibers, producing tearing of the dermis.
There are various treatments that claim to improve the appearance of stretch marks, but the best option is a combination of PRP and Micro-Needling. Micro-Needling causes injury to tissue, in turn, the body responds itself by increasing the production of certain proteins (signal proteins: platelets, white blood cells or mesenchymal stem cells) used at the injured site. The growth factors contained in the PRP create the production of new collagen and elastin. This combination supports healing and rejuvenation in the underlying dermis as well as treating the superficial component of the skin. With repeated treatments it is able to thicken, tighten and stimulate new collages and elastin- improving the elasticity of the skin its appearance and the way it adheres to your body.
PRP and Hair Loss
PRP for hair loss is a medical treatment that utilizes the 100x growth factors found naturally within our blood. PRP harnesses and condenses these growth factors and assists in preventing further hair loss, rejuvenation of thinning hair so that the follicle is stimulated to regrow thinning hair thicker, promote the health of the hair from the root and prepare the skin and hair for an upcoming hair transplant.