Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections heal a wide range of health conditions, including damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons, as well as joint pain or degeneration. PRP also effectively restores hair growth and rejuvenates your skin. Dr. Seth Camhi at Thrive Full Body Wellness specializes in PRP therapy to help patients regain optimal function and get back in the game. To learn more about the benefits of PRP, call the office in Cypress, California, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.
Platelets are naturally found in your blood, where they’re rich sources of proteins called growth factors. When you’re injured, growth factors promote healing and trigger new tissue growth.
When platelets are injected into injured or diseased areas they:
PRP is plasma that has a higher concentration of platelets than the amount found in whole blood. The higher concentration is needed to produce a therapeutic effect during PRP therapy.
Dr. Camhi produces PRP on site using your own blood. After he draws your blood, he places it in a centrifuge, where rapid spinning separates platelet-rich plasma from other blood components.
The prepared PRP is injected using ultrasound imaging to ensure the needle is placed into the damaged area. The entire process, including centrifugation and injection time, takes about 90 minutes.
A variety of medical problems and cosmetic concerns benefit from PRP injections, including:
After Dr. Camhi reviews your medical history and completes a thorough physical exam, he can determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
The number of PRP injections you may need depends on how long you’ve had your problem and the severity of your condition. In many cases, patients need about three treatments done about two weeks apart to achieve optimal results.