PRP – Plainsboro

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a secret weapon in the fight against tendon and joint pain, as well as hair loss. Conventional treatments for injuries in the joints and connective tissues often involve the injection of steroid medication such as cortisone into the tissue to dull the body’s inflammatory response.

By contrast, Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, uses a substance that already exists inside of your body to address the root cause of the pain. More than half of your blood consists of plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood. Inside that plasma are platelets (among other cells), which, as you might remember from middle school science class, allow your skin to heal.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is blood plasma in which the concentration of platelets has been increased using a centrifuge. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is then re-injected into the desired site, such as a joint or tendon injury, or into the scalp for the treatment of hair loss.

The effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma lies in its ability to act as a powerful growth factor that stimulates healing in damaged tissues and revitalization in depleted hair follicles.

For your joint pain or hair loss issues, Platelet-Rich Plasma may be the answer you’re looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does PRP differ from conventional treatments like steroid injections for joint and tissue injuries?
Unlike conventional treatments that rely on steroid injections to manage pain by reducing inflammation, PRP targets the root cause of the pain by using the patient’s own platelets to stimulate healing. This natural approach can lead to long-lasting relief and improved tissue repair.

What is the process involved in platelet-rich plasma therapy?
During a PRP therapy session, a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn and processed to separate the platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge. Once concentrated, this Platelet-Rich Plasma is then carefully injected back into the affected area, whether it’s a joint, tendon, or the scalp, for hair loss treatment, initiating the healing and regenerative process.

Is platelet-rich plasma therapy suitable for all patients?
PRP therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated by most patients. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if PRP is the right treatment option based on individual health conditions and medical history.

What can patients expect during and after a Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment session?
During the PRP treatment session, patients may experience mild discomfort at the injection site, which is typically well-tolerated. Following the procedure, patients may resume their normal activities, with some post-treatment care instructions provided to optimize healing and recovery.

How long does it take to see results from Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for joint pain and hair loss?
The results of PRP therapy may vary for each individual, with some patients experiencing improvements in pain and hair growth within a few weeks to months after the treatment. Continued progress and optimal results are usually observed over time as the healing and regenerative effects of PRP take full effect.