Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, can amplify the body’s ability to repair itself & can help push through a healing process that might be stuck. Find out if PRP is right for you!
What is PRP & How Does it Work?
Your blood consists of solid cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, which are suspended in a liquid called plasma. The platelets contain hundreds of “growth factors,” which are proteins that play a vital role in the body’s natural healing process.
We take the patient’s blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which separates the different components. We discard red blood cells and much of the plasma, leaving a high concentration of platelets and growth factors.
The PRP can then be re-injected back into areas of complaint to accelerate the healing process.
We use PRP in our clinic as a complimentary therapy with stem cells. We find it can enhance the effects for our more severe cases.
PRP can also be used for aesthetic treatments as well such as hair restoration and facials.
Our patients have a multitude of questions when beginning their regenerative medicine journey. We’ve taken our most frequent ones and answered them!
What is PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP applies to a wide variety of different preparations made from blood platelets. Platelets are small packets of growth factors and other natural healing molecules that aid the blood in clotting. We create PRP by placing the whole blood drawn from the patient into a centrifuge, spinning the blood and creating a serum by concentrating the platelets.
What's the Difference Between PRP & Stem Cells?
PRP is an easy way to “jump start” the healing process. Healing depends on platelets which are rich in growth factors. This is like jump starting your car because your battery isn’t working well. Platelets are attracted to an area needing healing and start to release growth factors which ultimately attract stem cells. While PRP may help recruit a few stem cells, using stem cells themselves are much more advanced. If PRP is like fertilizer for your yard, then stem cells are the actual grass seed.
PRP is good for tendonitis, muscle strains, ligament sprains, and minor injuries. Stem cells are great for advanced conditions such as degenerative arthritis, cartilage damage, and rotator cuff or labor tears, etc.
Are there contraindications to regenerative cellular treatment?
Yes, patient should not have any active form of cancer.
How much does it cost & is it covered by health insurance?
Cost depends on a patient’s specific problem, the number of joints/problems treated, and more. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover PRP therapy at this time.
Our Patient Success Stories
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Our patients amaze us everyday! Their life-altering results inspire our mission. We think their stories will inspire you to take action.
Josh is a professional fighter and his hip pain was keeping him from performing at his best. He had to sleep with a pillow between his legs at night and couldn’t run for 4 years. Within 1 week post treatment he is back to sparing and no longer has to worry about surgery!
With one knee already replaced, Mike wanted to avoid that for his other knee at all costs. He was told he was bone on bone and needed surgery. 3 months post treatment “it was the best thing I ever did!”