TREATMENT OF SKIN CONDITIONS
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for musculoskeletal therapy
PRP is a safe and effective method for treating joint and tendon pain. The procedure involves taking a small amount of the patient's blood and separating it into the plasma portion containing the platelets and red blood cells. A second separation is then performed, further separating the platelets from the plasma. These concentrated platelets are then introduced into the targeted joint(s) (such as the shoulder, elbow, hip or knee) or tendon(s) (such as the rotator cuff, patellar and Achilles tendons). The platelets then release its natural healing growth factors which help the problematic tissue and body to repair, heal and recover. Improvement is usually noticed in two to four weeks.
As the patient is having his or her own platelets injected, this procedure is safe and natural, without synthetic additives or animal by-products.
Everyone responds differently to PRP because the procedure concentrates each patient's own platelets. Because the quantity and quality of the platelets depends on each individual and will differ from person to person, the amount of success per session and number of sessions required will depend on each individual.