If you're looking for a way of boosting your health and healing your body without resorting to surgery or other highly invasive procedures, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may offer a treatment option you can feel great about.
PRP is a type of regenerative medicine treatment that offers both medical and aesthetic advantages. At Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida, integrative and internal medicine physician Deborah D. Viglione, MD, is a PRP treatment specialist. Here, she describes its benefits.
About treatment with PRP
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment that uses health-enriching platelets found in your own blood to foster regeneration. Platelets contain restorative substances known as growth factors that help with tissue growth, healing, and the development of new cells.
When Dr. Viglione performs PRP treatment, she removes a small amount of blood from your body. She inserts it into a specially designed medical device that separates out the naturally occurring platelets and plasma in your blood, creating your personalized PRP solution.
Using a thin needle, she injects your PRP into the targeted treatment area. There, it contributes to cell and tissue development, regeneration, and growth.
PRP typically involves a series of treatments over a period of time, depending on the type of condition you have, other types of treatment you may be receiving, and the personalized care plan Dr. Viglione designs for you.
How PRP can improve your health
PRP assists in triggering the healing process within your body. It contributes to the rejuvenation of skin, muscle, bone, and other potential problem spots. PRP treatments can be used to treat some of the following conditions:
- Aging-related face and body changes
- Arthritis symptoms
- Hair loss and baldness
- Joint pain
- Muscle, tendon, or ligament damage
- Orthopedic injuries
- Slow wound healing
- Sports injuries
PRP also has the potential to treat many other conditions that can benefit from the regenerative qualities of platelet-derived growth factors.
Safe and effective
In addition to spurring the regeneration of healthy new cells and tissues, PRP offers another important benefit. Unlike blood transfusions from third parties, PRP therapy uses only your own blood. Because it comes from your body, this treatment offers safety as well as effectiveness.
Side effects from PRP treatment are rare. Be sure to tell Dr. Viglione if you take blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, warfarin, or drugs that affect the platelet function or blood clotting.
Feel better about your health
PRP is just one of the many regenerative medicine treatments that Dr. Viglione offers to patients who want to feel better inside and out. Others include stem-cell therapy, platelet-rich fibrin, IV therapy, and an extensive menu of cosmetic services, anti-aging treatments, and sexual health treatments.
To learn more about how PRP and regenerative medicine can help you improve your health, schedule an evaluation today. To make an appointment, call our office at 850-290-4806.