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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at 5th & Wellness


At 5th and Wellness, we take a lot of pride in the services we offer to make you look and feel like the best version of yourself at all times. From Botox injections and dermal fillers to chemical peels and acupuncture, we’re your trusted aesthetic professionals for all your rejuvenating beauty needs in the Boca Raton area.

We’re also happy to announce that we offer platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), a treatment that can help with anything from hair loss to fine lines and wrinkles.

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet rich plasma therapy is a treatment that uses plasma from the patient’s own blood to regenerate and heal soft tissues within the body. By simply drawing a sample of the patient’s own blood that contains plasma and placing it into a centrifuge machine that separates plasma cells (cells containing growth factor) from the rest of the blood, it is possible to obtain a very concentrated sample of plasma.

From there, the treatment area can be injected with the plasma injection. After the injection, the platelets begin to break down and release their incredible growth compounds. These, in turn, help to trigger the body’s natural healing process, which can result in a rebuilding of tissue.

PRP therapy can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and ailments, including joint injuries and arthritis-related joint pain. However, it also has beautifying benefits and is often used in areas like under the eyes, around the neck, and in the hands to promote more youthful-looking skin. PRP therapy has even been used to encourage hair growth in balding areas of the scalp.

BENEFITS OF PRP THERAPY

There are many benefits of turning to PRP injections for treatment, especially when compared to more invasive or risky procedures.

Simple and Minimally Invasive

First and foremost, PRP treatments are quick, relatively simple, and minimally invasive. Depending on the areas of the body being treated with PRP injections, most patients can expect the treatment session to last for just about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, because the procedure is minimally invasive, the risk of side effects is low and the recovery time is non-existent. Patients who receive PRP injections can continue on with their day as soon as they leave the office.

Relief From Joint Pain

Whether you suffer from arthritis or have simply been noticing joint pain, a PRP injection can be used to help reduce painful inflammation and encourage healthy tissue growth. In some cases, PRP therapy may even reverse joint damage by rejuvenating the hyaluronic acid that is responsible for lubricating the joints.

Encourage New Hair Growth

Those with hair loss may also benefit from PRP injections. In this application, PRP is injected into areas of the scalp where hair loss has occurred. From there, it is believed that these injections help to increase blood supply to the hair follicles, thus stimulating new hair growth. Typically, PRP therapy for hair loss is done in a series of three treatments that are completed approximately four to six weeks apart.

Enhance Skin Appearance

PRP therapy can also be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of your skin; these injections are commonly used underneath the eyes, for example, to help regenerate collagen and elastin that creates a more youthful appearance while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This can also be effective in other areas of the body where the skin is prone to wrinkling and sagging, such as the neck and hands.


Is PRP Therapy Right for You?

The best way to determine whether PRP therapy is right for you to is to schedule a consultation in our office. Most people are viable candidates, although those with certain medical conditions (such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, significant anemia, blood disorders) or current infections should not receive PRP injections. The same applies to those who have been in remission for cancer for less than five years.

What to Expect From a PRP Therapy Session

If you decide to proceed with PRP treatments, you may be wondering what to expect from your first session. Most sessions last for about 30-45 minutes and will begin with drawing a sample of blood. The sample will then be placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the plasma cells for collection.

Next, the treatment area will be numbed with a topical solution before the the injections are completed. Most patients will begin to notice an improvement within a week or two of treatment  and more significant results after four to six weeks. Growth and healing will continue for up to twelve weeks, though this can vary depending on the specific treatment you have received.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to find out more about PRP therapy? Schedule a consultation with our Boca Raton 5th and Wellness team today. We’d be happy to help you determine whether you’re a viable candidate for this treatment and if so, to get your first PRP treatment scheduled at your convenience!

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Questions? Call us at (561)409-3128