Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a popular specialty at the American Regenerative Clinic. The clinic locations mix PRP with ozone in order to activate the growth factors in the plasma. This allows the PRP and ozone to work together in a way neither one can do alone. We’re going to break down the ins and outs of PRP, its uses for various parts of the body, and give you a chance to hear from real patients who have experienced PRP first hand.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma and How Does it Work?
PRP is an effective and safe method of healing damaged bone and soft tissue. The procedure involves taking a sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge in order to concentrate and separate the platelets and the plasma from one another. The concentrated sample is then injected into the area experiencing pain, where it can repair the damage by actually rebuilding the tissue.
As we get older, our ligaments and tendons become weak and are often to blame for pain and damage related to joints. PRP treatments can repair this damage and strengthen weak tissues, leading to improved joint and muscle functions and best of all, significantly less pain. It can also be used aesthetically to improve the look of your skin.
The Effects of Face PRP
Platelet-rich plasma can be used for multiple purposes in multiple areas of the body. PRP can be used for aesthetic purposes, for example in patient’s faces to assist with repairing tissues to leave skin looking lifted and smooth.
Face PRP patient Darcy says, “I was contemplating plastic surgery for a long time which is how I found out about this. Before I had this done, I stopped looking at myself in the mirror because it made me sad to see the changes in my face. Elina asked me why I still hadn’t made an appointment with Dr. Andrey because he is the best non surgical solution for me. I met with Dr. Andrey and he analyzed my skin and the two of us decided together how he will reverse my aging face. During the process, he was so kind, so gentle, I still can not get over how calming it was in the room. I felt like I was in the best hands possible. You can tell that he has such an eye and passion for this. Immediately afterwards when I looked in the mirror post procedure I was in SHOCK and I am still overwhelmed. I was able to drive myself home after the procedure and work a cabaret the very next day. I made sure to take it easy for a few days but overall the recovery time was no comparison to a face lift. I am a confident person but I can not believe how much more confidence I have now! My husband loves it! I feel so free now. Thank you so much to the Dr. Andrey and Elina Organics, I owe you everything.”
Christopher from Detroit, Michigan says, “Like everyone else I was starting to lose volume in my facial tissue giving me a drawn, sunken look, particularly under my eyes. Dr. Andrey restored a full natural look to my face with PRP therapy. I’m a believer!”
PRP for Joint Pain
PRP can also be used to assist with internal issues such as joint pain, as previously mentioned.
Valerie, from White Lake, Michigan says, “I came to the American Regenerative Clinic for treatment of arthritis. I was determined not to let this condition get the best of me! I am pleased to say that I have received relief from my pain, stiffness and swelling. Although there is no cure for arthritis, I definitely see the benefits of PRP therapy. Dr. Andrey’s team is professional and knowledgeable.”
Gary, from Royal Oak, Michigan, was experiencing pain in his knees and his shoulders. He says, “Shots in my knees (two) and in my shoulder. Amazing relief of pain!”
Make an appointment with the American Regenerative Clinic to find out if PRP treatments could be right for you. Contact us to book an appointment or if you have questions about any of our treatments.