Regenerative medicine is on the rise as a more natural and often safer alternative to therapies involving medications and surgeries. Peak Performance & Prevention (P3) in Puyallup, Washington, offers PRP therapy for hair regrowth, joint healing, and sexual function improvements. To see if PRP therapy is the right option for your treatment, call P3 or request an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative treatment strategy with a growing list of applications for wellness. PRP is an injectable substance containing the platelets and plasma from a sample of your blood.
Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are responsible for your blood’s ability to clot, so you don’t bleed profusely. They play an integral role in the natural healing process for internal and external tissue damage. They release growth factors to stimulate healing.
Plasma is a liquid that carries blood cells through your veins and arteries. It contains water and proteins that support cell growth and regeneration.
As a whole, PRP enhances the healing processes already taking place within your body. Injections can also re-stimulate healing that has slowed or stopped.
At the time of your appointment at P3, your clinician collects a blood sample. They run the sample through a centrifuge, which uses high-spinning centrifugal force to separate blood cell components. This concentrates the platelets, and your clinician collects the platelets to get them ready for injection.
Typically the blood processes in the centrifuge for about 15 minutes before it’s ready for extraction. The P3 experts might add a small amount of local anesthesia to the mixture, so it can ease some of the discomfort that comes with the injection.
PRP therapy has countless uses as a regenerative medicine that enhances natural body processes already at play. P3 offers PRP therapy for various treatment purposes and therapies, including:
Painful or inflamed joints can see improvement with direct, ultrasound-guided joint injections of PRP. The growth factors in PRP treat tendinitis, arthritis, tendon tears, and other joint damages.
PRP injections in the scalp promote natural follicle regeneration to give you a second chance at growing your natural hair instead of using an artificial replacement or getting a hair transplant.
Sexual function can improve with PRP injections for men and women alike. Natural aging and hormonal decline often cause problems like erectile dysfunction in men and low lubrication in women.
PRP is a treatment option that lets you avoid pharmaceuticals and potentially risky surgeries. To schedule a consultation for PRP therapy, call Peak Performance & Prevention or book online today.