Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, offered at The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality in Fresno, California, harnesses and utilizes the regenerative factors in your own blood to promote healing and vitality in your joints, skin, and other areas of your body. To learn more about treatments using PRP, call the clinic or book an appointment with Diego Allende, DO, online today.
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance derived from your own blood that can be isolated and injected to enhance healing, along with other purposes. The secret ingredient is your platelets. Platelets are a type of blood cell responsible for repairing your tissues to heal injuries.
PRP injections have benefits that span multiple medical disciplines. They can help heal injuries, relieve pain, and even improve your look with skin enhancement and hair growth.
The first step of any procedure that uses PRP is to isolate the platelets from your blood. Before having your blood drawn for any reason, you need to eat an adequate meal to avoid becoming lightheaded. Once you arrive at the clinic, Dr. Allende draws some blood from your arm.
He takes your blood and places it into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins quickly and separates the blood components.
The platelets gather together within the plasma (liquid base) of your blood. Dr. Allende then isolates the platelet-rich plasma and places it in a syringe to be injected during treatment.
Dr. Allende utilizes PRP injections for many purposes.
PRP injections can help alleviate the pain in your knees, shoulders, and other joints by healing damage to your ligaments and relieving inflammation. Dr. Allende often recommends PRP injections for joint injuries and arthritis.
Dr. Allende may recommend PRP injections to accelerate the healing of a wound. PRP helps rebuild the tissues and blood vessels surrounding ulcers, burns, and other skin-deep open wounds.
PRP injections can help stimulate hair growth by healing and stimulating your inactive follicles. If you have thinning hair or bald spots, you may want to consider PRP treatment.
Plasma facelifts, sometimes called “vampire facelifts” because of the blood involved, improve your skin with PRP injections. The platelets work to heal your skin’s blemishes and scars while giving it new structure.
PRP injections can benefit both men’s and women's sexual health. They can be used to treat erectile dysfunction, heighten libido, prevent pain during sex, increase lubrication, and even treat urinary incontinence.
PRP is generally safe because the substance comes from your own body, so there’s no chance of rejection or allergic reactions.
To find out how PRP injections can address your health or cosmetic concerns, call The Allende Centre for Regenerative Medicine & Vitality or book your consultation online today.