PRP Joint Injections, Aesthetics, and Hair Restoration
WHAT IT IS
PRP or platet-rich-plasma is concentrated from your own blood which contains healing factors, such as white blood cells and bioactive proteins, called growth factors and stem cell markers. These are vital for tissue regeneration and repair.
PRP is comprised of two elements:
- Plasma (the liquid portion of blood), and
- Platelet ( a component in blood that plays an important role in healing throughout the body and forming clots ).
Platelets contain growth factors that trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration. After the blood draw, the platelets and plasma become concentrated through the use of an FDA approved medical device, creating PRP. This PRP is then re-administered into targeted areas to stimulate tissue regeneration, increase collagen production, increase skin tightening and elasticity. PRP may be administered through a variety of modalities, including by injection.
Not all PRP is the same.
The quality and efficacy of your PRP depends on multiple factors including how it is derived. Different provider protocol has also been found to affect final PRP product composition.
Dr Armen's method in deriving the PRP but also his expertise in providing ultrasound guided injections is the reason why PRP injections at Renewlogie have yielded positive results for our patients.
At Renewlogie, we use a double spin centrifuge that allows us to obtain highest concentrated levels of growth factors available in the market today.
Renewlogie's PRP system provides the most powerful concentration of deliverable regenerative cells, without the contaminants found in most other PRP products.
The system exceeds the clinical requirement for effective PRP, providing between 7 and 21 billion platelets in a treatment sample. Unlike most PR systems today, it does not create a diabetic condition at the injection site, of which is known to counter effective wound healing.
PRP FOR HEALTH
PRP has been found to significantly enhance the healing process. PRP improves function and reduces pain in people who have tendonitis or arthritis.
Common conditions related to health that are treated include:
- Osteoarthritis affecting the hip, knee, or shoulder;
- Tendonitis affecting the achilles, golfers/tennis elbow, shoulder or rotator cuff; and
- Soft tissue injuries or spasms affecting the neck or back.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories, avoiding steroid injections which can have deleterious effects on the body, and the ability to avoid major surgery by allowing the body to heal itself.
PRP FOR AESTHETICS AND HAIR RESTORATION
PRP is also utilized for aesthetic procedures to stimulate collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
PRP works great to treat alopecia. PRP is injected into the treatment area, which causes activation of those platelet. Activation results in cell proliferation, which is the increase in the number of cells and hair follicles and neo-vascularization, which is growth of the vessels that provide oxygen and blood flow to the area.
Hair restoration is recommended in a series of 3 to 4 treatments, each approximately three weeks apart.
Upon request, Dr Armen administers a nerve block, anesthetizing the area, providing a pain-free and effective treatment.
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