PRP Injections Specialist

Advanced Medical Physicians

Regenerative Rehab located in Newark, DE

If you find yourself wishing for younger-looking skin, you’re closer to a solution than you think. The team at Advanced Medical Physicians in Newark, Delaware, can use your own plasma to help you grow new, healthy cells that will leave all your friends wondering how you look so much younger. Call the office, or book your consultation online today.

PRP Injections Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is basically plasma — the liquid in your blood — with a higher concentration of solid components, or platelets. Platelets are the ingredient that help your blood clot, and they also contain hundreds of proteins, or growth factors, which are important to the healing processes in your body. In addition to healing, these growth factors promote new cell development, so when your doctor injects PRP into areas of your face, you experience younger-looking skin.

How does PRP work?

Once the team determines if PRP is a good treatment option for you, an experienced practitioner draws a small amount of blood from your arm. A machine separates the blood components, and your doctor injects your own platelet-rich plasma into the area of your face that you want to rejuvenate. The growth factors in the plasma stimulate the skin to grow new, healthy cells to replace the older ones. The result is the appearance of younger skin.

What conditions does PRP treat?

Since platelet-rich plasma has such wonderful healing properties, experts suggest that PRP therapy is suitable for the following conditions:

  • Hair loss
  • Acute injuries like pulled hamstrings and knee sprains
  • Tendon injuries like tennis elbow, ankle tendonitis, or knee pain
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder) repair and ligaments

Does PRP have any health risks?

PRP comes directly from your own body, so health risks are minimal. You most likely won’t have an allergic reaction because the injections are originally from your own blood. This is great news for patients concerned about allergic reactions to the medications in pharmaceutical injections like Botox and dermal fillers.

The only side effects that may occur are at the point of injection. Although not typical, there are slight risks of infection, nerve damage, or pain at the PRP injection site. Your doctor will discuss all of your concerns before you opt for PRP treatments.

If you’ve considered cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your skin, or you’re looking for an all-natural hair-replacement option, PRP may be the answer. Call the office, or go online to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable medical experts.