Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP therapy promotes healing using the power of natural growth factors.

Faster healing with minimal risk.

Through the use of autologous blood products, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments accelerates healing without risking additional complications.

What is PRP Therapy?

For over 40 years physicians have turned to PRP therapy to support bone and soft tissue healing. Now, regenerative medicine practices are harnessing PRP’s capacity to catalyze the body’s innate self-healing abilities.
PRP is an autologous blood-derived product (meaning that it’s collected from each patient’s own blood) and contains properties that have been proven to quickly and effectively heal orthopedic conditions.

What Can PRP Treat?

39% of U.S. adults experience back pain, and the causes range from irritation of spinal nerves, the degeneration of vertebrae and intervertebral discs, and joint inflammation. PRP targets the inflammation and tissue damage at the root of these conditions.
Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage around joints begins to deteriorate, which can cause chronic pain and diminished functionality. PRP injections can significantly reduce joint pain and improve overall function and mobility.
Tendon inflammation commonly affects the elbow, rotator cuff, Achilles tendon and patellar tendon. It can be difficult to minimize the pain from tendon inflammation because of minimal blood flow around the tendons, constraining the body’s self-healing mechanisms. PRP treatments reduce inflammation and promote tissue growth to catalyze improvements in pain and mobility.
Male pattern baldness is caused by hormonal and genetic factors. PRP administers growth factors to improve hair density and thickness. Unlike other treatments—which can cause irritation, excessive hair growth or, even, depression—PRP does not carry risk for adverse side effects.
ED affects nearly 12 million men in the U.S. and can be caused by a variety of issues ranging from vascular, neurologic to psychological, and, even, hormonal imbalances. PRP treatment is a proven low-risk option that applies growth factors to target inflammatory dysregulation.

How Does PRP Promote Self-Healing?

The high concentration of platelets, cytokines, and growth factors found in PRP work to restore damaged  tissue.
Platelets play an important role in ensuring healthy blood flow. These tiny molecules bind together to form clots around an injury to keep our bodies from bleeding excessively. Platelets accommodate alpha granules which contain growth factor proteins that repair damaged tissue.
The growth factors released from alpha granules in platelets prompt further tissue reparation by attracting additional cells around the wound and stimulating cell production.

Cytokines deliver information to cells and regulate inflammatory responses. These small proteins stimulate cell production for tissue regeneration and assist with the formation of new blood vessels.

Is PRP therapy right for you?

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What are the Benefits?

  • Efficient Recovery
  • Minimal Side-Effects
  • Low Risk of Allergic Reaction

As a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure, patients typically do not require the extensive rehabilitation period that is needed after a surgical procedure. PRP patients may begin to feel the benefits of platelet therapy anywhere from 3-6 weeks following treatment.

Some patients experience bruising and soreness at the injection site, but adverse side effects are extremely rare.

Because PRP is autologous, or derived directly from the patient’s own body, the risk of an allergic reaction is significantly lower than other injectables.

Blocking signals along the sympathetic nervous system may reduce constriction of blood vessels.

Clinical process

PRP is an efficient outpatient procedure.


A local anesthetic or light sedation is applied to ensure comfort throughout the PRP process.


A pre-calculated amount of blood is drawn based on the concentration needed and the severity of tissue injury.


The sample is concentrated in a centrifuge machine, resulting in the activation of platelets and the release of growth factors and cytokines from the platelet alpha-granules.


Using advanced imaging technology, the concentrated PRP is injected at the injury site.

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Bhatti AB, Kim S. Role of Epidural Injections to Prevent Surgical Intervention in Patients with Chronic Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cureus. 2016 Aug 4;8(8):e723. doi: 10.7759/cureus.723. PMID: 27625909; PMCID: PMC5010373.
Lucas JW, Connor EM, Bose J. Back, lower limb, and upper limb pain among U.S. adults, 2019. NCHS Data Brief, no 415. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2021. DOI: external icon

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