Other applications include: treatment for hair loss.
WHAT IS PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. Platelets, once thought of being responsible for only clotting, have been scientifically proven to be a reservoir of these vital healing components. With advanced techniques we are able to concentrate these regenerative healing cells in a simple outpatient setting.
LITTLE TO NO RISK FACTORS
PRP is from your own blood, autologous, so there is little to no risk when conducted by a trained professional. Since the cells are autologous there is no risk for an allergic or immune reaction. Side effects or complications with PRP are extremely rare. Consult Dr. Lanter for more information.
The total procedure can last up to 30 minutes. However, the majority of time will be used for processing by a trained medical specialist.
THE HEALING PROCESS
PRP signals for Stem cells and regenerative cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue. The accelerated healing process reduce pain, promotes increased strength, and improved overall function. The process, called the healing cascade, can be active and take place over a 4-6 week period.
LONG TERM OUTCOME
Patients can expect to see significant improvement in symptoms over the course of healing time. This procedure may eliminate the need for further invasive treatments, such as surgery or prolonged use of medications. While other treatments such as corticosteroid injections may provide temporary relief and stop inflammation, PRP injections stimulate healing of the injury over a shorter time period with less side effects. Patients usually report a gradual improvement in symptoms and return of function. Many patients require two to three treatments to obtain optimal results and may even experience a dramatic return of function and relief within 2-3 months.
- Less side effects when compared to steroid injections or surgery
- Longer lasting
- Natural and organic; from your own body
- Speeds up and promotes healing
- Minimal to no down time
- Minimally invasive