Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative healing technique that is currently used to treat a broad range of conditions, including sports injuries and men’s health issues. Before you start your PRP therapy, you might be curious about what it entails and what you can expect from the process. In this blog from the Los Angeles area’s leading PRP therapy expert, we will cover the basics of this new treatment.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP is a blood plasma mixture that has a very high concentration of platelets. The mixture is created as part of each treatment by extracting a small amount of the patient’s own blood. The blood is separated using a centrifuge to isolate the layers of red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells and plasma. The layer of plasma and white blood cells is isolated and centrifuged again to separate out only the platelets. A small portion of plasma is added in to create a usable platelet-rich plasma mixture.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Once the custom mixture has been created, the solution will be injected into an appropriate area of the body for the condition being treated. Precision is essential, which is why you should always trust the Los Angeles PRP therapy expert, Dr. P.G. Nourparvar, for your treatment.
Once injected, the 30+ bioactive proteins inside of platelets will get to work in healing your issue. Platelets also secrete 7 different protein growth factors that help to encourage wound healing. While the actual science of what occurs in your body is pretty complex, the easiest way to explain how PRP therapy works is this: injections of platelet-rich plasma activate the same physical processes that your body would normally use to heal, but amplified.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Therapy?
The effects of your treatment will vary depending on what area of the body the platelet-rich plasma is injected into. The key factors that determine efficacy include the area being treated, the overall health of the patient and if the injury was chronic or acute. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:
- Chronic Tendon Injuries
- Acute Muscle or Ligament Injuries
- Surgery Recovery
- Knee Arthritis
- Men’s Health Concerns
PRP Therapy from Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar
If you are tired of expensive treatments in the Los Angeles area that only offer you short-term results and that are invasive and uncomfortable, it’s time to explore new alternatives. To learn more about our natural and innovative solutions to joint pain, osteoarthritis, pain treatment and men’s health, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Los Angeles’ leading ED expert. Give us a call today at (213) 797-0902 to learn more. The claims made in this blog are based on ongoing research. Results may vary based on individual patient medical conditions and age. A consultation with our Board Certified, trained physician will be scheduled before any treatments to ensure your eligibility.