Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is full of healing platelets that come from your own blood, which means it’s a remarkable treatment for an injury, chronic pain, and aging skin. At TruWell Health in St. Petersburg, Florida, the team offers PRP injections as part of their unique arthritis treatment plans and also as a facial regeneration treatment to restore younger skin. Call the office or book an appointment online today.request an appointment
What is PRP?
PRP is a regenerative medicine method that can relieve chronic pain, help you heal, and even reverse the telltale signs of aging skin. Your TruWell Health medical providers extract PRP from your blood, which means it’s a 100% natural treatment with no medication and no incisions.
How does the PRP injection process work?
After doing a painless blood draw using a thin needle, your specialist uses a centrifuge to spin the blood at a super high speed. The centrifuge process forms separate layers of white blood cells, red blood cells, and concentrated platelets.
The platelet concentrate contains as much as 10 times the amount of platelets normally present in your blood, which is why it’s enormously efficient for regenerative medicine treatments.
What conditions do PRP injections treat?
Because PRP has so much healing power, it’s useful for a variety of different issues, concerns, injuries, diseases, and conditions. Your TruWell Health provider may recommend PRP injections for:
- Degenerative damage from osteoarthritis
- Chronic neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic knee pain
- Ligament injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Tendon inflammation (tendinitis)
- Ligament sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
Because PRP can provoke a healing response in any soft tissue in your body, TruWell Health now offers it as a facial regeneration treatment, too. If you have fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, or a loss of facial volume due to the natural aging process, PRP can restore you to a much younger look.
What can I expect after my PRP injections?
You don’t need downtime after PRP therapy at TruWell Health. Generally, you notice results in the next few weeks.
Researchers have even used advanced ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to document tissue repair after PRP injections, proving how truly powerful this treatment can be.
After PRP therapy, you enjoy pain relief, improved range-of-motion, or a more youthful look, depending on why you had the treatment. Many chronic pain patients are even able to avoid invasive surgery thanks to PRP injections.
Want to learn more about this remarkable regenerative medicine innovation? Call TruWell Health or click on the online appointment tool to arrange your consultation with the PRP therapy experts.