Regenerative medicine focuses on rebuilding your tissues and joints when degeneration and dysfunction are present. Arthritic and injured joints are often injected with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate healing and regeneration of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Pain and inflammation begin to subside after A few weeks from the initial injection as the body begins to rebuild collagen.
Q&A: Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Joints
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood using a specialized centrifuge to separate the growth factors, platelets and healing components of your blood. Holistique, sometimes PRP is mixed with ozone further activating the regenerative power of your blood before injecting into your tissues. Over a period of 1-3 months after the injection, the tissues begin to heal as collagen begins to regrow. If extensive injury and degeneration exist, sometimes a second or third injection may be necessary.
How Safe is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is relatively safe. As with any injection therapy, bruising, swelling, and pain can occur as the body’s inflammatory response is activated to heal the area. Very rare risk of infection is possible.
What do I do to prepare for my injections?
PRP efficacy is dependent on your blood platelets and growth factors. To optimize your PRP, we recommend you eat a vegetarian diet for 1-2 weeks prior to your injection. Any NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil, aspirin, Aleve, etc) must be avoided as should any steroids if possible for 1-3 weeks prior to the injection.
Other areas injected with PRP?
Skin is injected to increase collagen regeneration which reduces wrinkles and strengthens the skin, returning it to a youthful state. When breast tissue is injected, a slight lift is often visualized. Hair and scalp may also be injected with PRP to stimulate hair growth. Regenerative medicine re-establishes female and male sexual function through the use of platelet-rich plasma.