Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are the latest, cutting-edge medical technology that promotes and speeds healing. PRP injections use an enhanced version of your blood’s plasma to aid in repairing injuries, ease pain, and even promote hair growth. The team of doctors at the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey specializes in this breakthrough medical treatment. Call or book an appointment online at their Princeton, Monroe, Somerville, or Flemington, New Jersey location to learn more.
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment uses your blood to deliver growth factors and proteins back into your body at a higher concentration, bolstering cell growth that repairs injuries and damaged tissues faster.
Plasma helps your blood clot, and it carries the platelets that help you heal whenever you’re injured. PRP takes this healing plasma, separates it from the other blood cells, and reintroduces it to your injury site. This process allows the injury to utilize five to 10 times as many healing growth factors and proteins, speeding your recovery process.
PRP injections successfully treat many issues, including:
Many top-level, professional athletes use PRP treatments to recover from sports injuries. The recovery time is cut in half compared to the medication and physical therapy process commonly used before PRP’s development.
It’s recently been discovered that PRP treatments injected under your scalp even help reduce the inflammation that leads to hair loss. PRP alleviates this and promotes new hair growth.
When you come in for a PRP treatment with the doctors at Rheumatology Center of New Jersey, the process is simple and minimally invasive.
First, your physician takes a small blood sample from you and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma used for healing. The injury and treatment area determine the amount of blood needed.
Next, your doctor identifies the injured, inflamed, or painful area, and injects the PRP with a needle. Depending on the treatment area, your doctor may use imaging or ultrasound to pinpoint the exact injection site for best results.
Then, your doctor gives you instructions on how to care for the area while it heals. The entire process takes about an hour and usually won’t impact the rest of your day.
If you have a sprain, sports injury, blood clotting issue, or are curious about the hair-growth benefits of PRP treatments, call or book an appointment online with the Rheumatology Center of New Jersey.