Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a revolutionary way to improve the way you look and feel. By harnessing the essential growth factors in platelets, Dr. Alexandra Mayer and Dr. Matthew Hernandez of Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, can enhance the look of your skin and scalp or heal joint injuries. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn about the variety of possibilities with PRP treatments.
Platelets, along with red and white blood cells and plasma, are all components of your blood. Platelets are important in helping your blood to clot, but they also contain essential healing and growth factors.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained when a sample of your blood is spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The resulting PRP is then used in a number of applications.
Joint injections with PRP are a minimally invasive way to heal connective tissue injuries without surgery. PRP therapy helps with healing; it doesn’t just deal with the symptoms of your pain.
The healing factors in platelets help repair and regenerate the treated tissue to create a stronger, more stable structure. As a result, you heal and experience decreased pain and improved function.
PRP therapy addresses a number of connective tissue injuries. These include:
Nagging pain that compromises your daily movement, such as tennis elbow and muscle strains can heal effectively with PRP therapy.
PRP has several aesthetic uses, including hair regrowth and facial rejuvenation.
PRP therapy can be used to stimulate hair growth in dormant follicles. Using PRP on the scalp in people with thinning hair causes the hair loss to slow down, and then hair begins to grow back.
PRP therapy, in conjunction with microneedling, can rejuvenate your complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This therapy involves poking dozens of micro holes into the surface or your skin using a specialized pen. These holes aren’t visible to the eye, but they trigger your body’s wound-healing mechanisms to turn over old cells and improve collagen production.
PRP is used two ways for facial rejuvenation. Prior to microneedling, the doctors inject PRP into targeted areas on your face that would benefit from plumping and tissue strengthening. Then following microneedling, PRP is applied to your face to be absorbed through the micro holes.
Platelet-rich plasma offers a tremendous opportunity for you to tap into your body’s own healing capacity. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.