Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a regenerative injection therapy that assists in the treatment of chronic wounds, joint pain, and other conditions. The PRP rejuvenation process includes taking your blood which has been separated into its different components- red cells, platelets, plasma and then injecting it back into the injured area to help improve healing time. 

 PRP treatment can help support wound healing in trauma and joint injury. The technique can address male pattern baldness, stimulate the growth of hair transplants and enhance other cosmetic procedures.

How Does It work?

Doctors take a small vial of blood from the patient’s arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. Then, the platelet count is increased 4 times normal. After being activated, it can be injected or applied topically to help repair skin damage. 

The injection uses a drug called minoxidil which dilates blood vessels in the scalp. While the exact science isn’t fully understood, it is also autologous, meaning the injection is derived from your own body.

Would PRP Injections Be Right For Me?

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications, PRP injections may be just what you’ve been searching for. The best part is that your body won’t reject them because they are made from your own blood; it will also react very positively which means less side effects than other treatments! these procedures regularly based on their expertise in treating conditions similar to yours, or finding one of our best doctors now so that we can get started as soon as possible.

Dr. Maryam Seddigh Tonekaboni has devoted her life to empowering people with the most up-to-date information and options for their care, so you have all of your health questions answered in one place! Call our office at 818-671-1989 or visit us online today to make an appointment and get started on a healthier tomorrow.