Platelet-rich plasma treatments are becoming increasingly popular as a way to help a variety of issues. PRP involves taking a small blood sample from the patient and then separating the platelets and plasma. The platelets are then injected back into the patient's skin which will help accelerate the healing of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other body parts.
If you are about to begin your PRP treatment, you might feel excited and apprehensive. The prospect of returning to the activities you like without limits or suffering can brighten your day, but not knowing what to anticipate with the injections may have you on edge.
This article aims to explain a little bit about the treatment and help you understand what you can expect.
What to Expect from a PRP treatment
As mentioned above, PRP treatments work by using a small sample of the patient's blood. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red and white blood cells. Your PRP treatment will begin with a consultation with our doctor. They will ask about your medical history and current condition to ensure PRP is the proper treatment for you.
Is PRP right for you?
Here at Innovative Wellness Inc., we have specialized in using PRP for symptoms that may include helping improve:
PRP For Women:
Sexual function and health
Enhancing strength and sensation of orgasm
Decreasing urinary incontinence symptoms
Improving stretch marks
PRP For Men:
Increase sensation and strength of orgasm
Improves Peyronies Disease
Using your body's plasma can concentrate the platelets, proteins, and growth factors that can accelerate the healing process. It stimulates the body to a natural response for healing and restoring healthy function. Prior to injection, a numbing agent is applied, PRP is then administered through injections.
How to prepare for PRP treatment
Before administering, the patient must stop all anti-inflammatory and over-the-counter drugs for at least one week. This is to prevent any possible interference with the PRP response.
What to expect from your first application?
When the day of your first application comes and your PRP is ready, the area requiring treatment will be cleansed, and a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. We will examine and determine the precise area for the injection dependent on your symptoms
What happens after the application?
After the injections, sometimes there can be a “bulky feeling” and mild discomfort after the anesthetic wears off. However, that should resolve within the first 24 hours.
There is no downtime, and you can continue your day as planned.
Are the results immediate?
PRP contains growth factors which stimulate healing. The healing process may take anything from one week to two months. Sometimes, a PRP injection alone may not be sufficient to fully and completely heal, and a second injection might be necessary. While the improvement will not be immediate, you will begin to notice changes.
PRP Treatments at Innovative Wellness.
PRP allows your body to heal using its own properties, and it may be for you!
PRP is not a one-size-fits-all but may be the answer to your healing needs. Innovative Wellness offers the best protocol of PRP that will work perfectly for your situation. Contact us for consultation, evaluation, treatment and counseling with PRP to treat symptoms and optimize quality of life. Contact us directly at 925-954-8209.