PRP – PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY AT 5TH & WELLNESS
We’re happy to announce that we offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and also Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) it’s great for hair loss, fine lines, volume loss, joints, etc.
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.
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 platelet replacement 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 PRP treatment in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Parkland, Boynton Beach and nearby Florida area 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.