Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is among the most exciting innovations in regenerative medicine. It is also among the treatments available from Renata Orna, DO, at ReViva Wellness Center in Orlando, Florida. PRP can improve your joint health, restore hair loss, and even help improve the appearance of your skin. When you’re ready to learn more about PRP, schedule a visit with Dr. Orna online or over the phone.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated solution of your blood. The best way to understand the power of PRP is to think about the various components of your blood.
Blood contains a mix of solids and liquids. Plasma is the primary liquid component of human blood and works to provide a medium for all other blood components. Platelets perform the clotting function of blood and contain special proteins called growth factors that enhance cellular regeneration.
By isolating and then combining platelets with plasma, Dr. Orna creates a powerful solution that she can safely inject back into the body.
The first step in creating PRP is a simple blood draw, just like the process of having blood work done. It takes just a few moments to complete and is not a painful procedure.
That blood is placed into a medical centrifuge, which spins it at a high rate of speed. This forces the solids and liquids to separate. Dr. Orna then collects the platelets and reintroduces them into the now-cleared plasma.
When injected into a damaged joint, PRP goes to work, reducing inflammation, a primary cause of joint pain. The solution also triggers your body to create new cells to repair damaged tissue.
There is significant research supporting the use of PRP injections into damaged knee joints. Dr. Orna has had success using these injections to treat many other types of joints, as well.
PRP injections can play an important role in treating joint health, especially if you have arthritis. In some cases, PRP injections can help eliminate the need for invasive joint surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma is an exciting option for hair restoration, and it does not require painful hair plugs, hair transplants, or various medications. PRP is a preferred treatment among those searching for a natural solution to thinning hair.
Treatments involve a series of shallow injections across the surface of your scalp. These injections of PRP take very little time and do not require any form of anesthesia.
Once in place, PRP reduces inflammation, a known cause of hair loss. It also prompts your body to create new cells, which means natural regrowth, even in areas where you experience significant thinning.
PRP is an excellent way to enhance the effects of microneedling. This treatment uses a sterile set of incredibly thin needles to create hundreds of tiny channels into the deeper layers of your skin.
Your body responds to each of those micro-injuries with a healing reaction. New blood supply rushes to the area, and new collagen cells form, which smooth and plump your skin.
In what’s referred to as a PRP facial, incorporating PRP into the microneedling process enhances these healing actions. Also, the tiny channels created during a microneedling session provide the ideal pathway for PRP to penetrate deeper into your tissues.
If you’d like to learn more about the role PRP can play in your health and wellness journey, schedule an appointment at ReViva Wellness Center today, online or over the phone.