Dr. Pulido, and his team of medical professionals are dedicated to providing safe, natural, and holistic treatments and therapies to heal your injuries and alleviate your pain. That’s why we offer PRP therapy and we want you to know more about the many benefits of this innovative treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a blood-derived product that contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are a type of blood cell that plays a crucial role in blood clotting and wound healing.
PRP is obtained by collecting a small sample of the patient’s own blood and processing it in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets from other blood components. The resulting product is a concentrated mixture of platelets and plasma, which can be injected into the patient’s injured or damaged tissue to stimulate healing.
PRP therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and chronic wounds. The growth factors and other proteins contained in platelets are thought to promote tissue repair and regeneration by attracting stem cells to the site of injury and stimulating the production of new blood vessels.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the latest cutting-edge pain management approaches in treating most sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. This is a non-surgical procedure that provides fast, effective and long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort.
PRP injections involve injecting a concentrated mixture of platelets and plasma obtained from the patient’s own blood into a specific area of the body that requires healing or regeneration. The goal of PRP injections is to promote tissue repair and regeneration by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes.
PRP injections have been used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause major side effects. The procedure involves a blood draw, so you should make sure you are hydrated and have eaten beforehand to prevent feeling lightheaded. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness and bruising at the injection site.
PRP therapy is generally considered safe, as it uses the patient’s own blood to create the PRP product, which reduces the risk of an adverse reaction or rejection. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects to consider. These can include:
If you are considering PRP injections, be sure to talk with your health care provider about all the benefits and risks.
PRP therapy has been shown to have several potential benefits, including:
#1 Reduced pain: PRP therapy has been shown to reduce pain and improve mobility associated with a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, sports injuries, and chronic wounds.
#2 Improved healing: PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, which can lead to improved healing of injured or damaged tissue. The body has the ability to heal itself, but the process may take time or, depending on the location of the injury, may be ineffective.
The PRP we use for your therapy contains a higher concentration of platelets, growth factors, and the healing proteins normally found in your blood. Our medical professionals inject the PRP directly into your injured or damaged tissue to supply the healing elements it needs to accelerate the process.
#3 Reduced inflammation: The therapy has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to the development of many chronic conditions.
#4 Minimal risk of adverse reactions: Since the injection uses the patient’s own blood to create the PRP product, this in turn helps reduce the risk of an adverse reaction or rejection.
#5 Non-surgical: The procedure is non-surgical treatment option, which can be an attractive alternative to more invasive procedures.
#6 Minimal downtime: PRP therapy is generally well-tolerated and patients can typically return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure.
#7 Versatile: PRP therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including sports injuries, osteoarthritis, chronic wounds, hair loss, and facial rejuvenation.
It’s important to note that while PRP therapy has shown promise in treating certain conditions, more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and limitations. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before undergoing PRP therapy.
*Research for the different applications of PRP is promising and rapidly growing. Although the equipment used to produce PRP and the injections themselves have been cleared by the FDA, this procedure is considered investigational and has not been officially approved by the FDA for most uses. Since PRP is a substance derived from one’s own blood, it is not considered a drug. FDA clearance means that doctors can prescribe and administer PRP if they believe it’s in the best interest of the patient. However, lack of the FDA approval means that PRP treatments may not be covered by insurance.