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What You Should Know About PRP Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary way to heal and rejuvenate your body from the inside out. Our experienced providers at Advanced Medical Physicians offers this convenient, in-office treatment to address a variety of issues that affect your health and your appearance.

If you haven’t considered the benefits of PRP injections, it may be worthwhile to schedule a consultation and learn how they can treat hair loss, reverse the signs of aging, and help you heal faster and more efficiently from injuries.

Understanding PRP

Within your blood are growth factors that can regenerate into new, healthier cells. These growth factors are found in high concentrations in the plasma of the blood and also help your blood to clot when you have an open wound.

Using PRP, you can achieve a number of benefits as the new growth factors begin facilitating healing in your body, including increased hair growth, reduced pain and stiffness in arthritic joints, and faster healing of musculoskeletal injuries as damaged areas of tendons, muscles, and ligaments are regenerated. PRP can also be used to improve the appearance and health of your skin.

How PRP treatments work

In order to access the PRP, a small amount of blood is extracted from your arm. The team uses a device known as a centrifuge to quickly spin the blood, separating the plasma and platelets from the other materials in your blood.

The resulting platelet-rich plasma contains a high concentration of growth factors and other healing substances which are then injected into the designated treatment area. Using a custom treatment plan, the team injects PRP only into areas that need attention. For your comfort, you can receive a topical anesthetic before the PRP is injected.

Expectations and results

Following your PRP treatment, it takes time for new cells to regenerate in your body. Within 3-4 weeks of treatment, you can begin enjoying results such as smoother, firmer skin or improved hair growth. If you’re using PRP to treat an injury, you can experience a reduction in your pain and an increase in your overall mobility and functionality as you continue to heal.

Another benefit of PRP treatment is that once you achieve your desired results, they last a long time. For musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, staying at a healthy weight and taking care to preventing new injuries to the area can go a long way toward helping you maintain your results for years to come.

No downtime, no recovery

After you receive your PRP treatments, you can go back to your usual routine. There is minimal chance of side effects from PRP injections because you’re using your own blood for the procedure. While you may have some tenderness at the injection site, there’s no limit to what you can do.

Unlike surgery, PRP is only minimally invasive and requires no incisions, so you don’t have to worry about visible scars. Each treatment is customized to meet your needs.

If you need relief from chronic pain, schedule a PRP consultation today by phone or using the online booking feature.

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