Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Harness Natural Growth Factors to Heal
Saturate your bloodstream with platelet-rich plasma to accelerate recovery.
Rejuvenate Your Body with PRP Therapy
Utilize your body’s natural platelet-rich plasma to heal & enhance
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses injections to harness the power of your blood’s natural growth factors, which are essential for the wound recovery process, anti-aging, hair growth, and sexual enhancement.LEARN MORE
Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is commonly used in orthopedics as a regenerative treatment for certain musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. PRP contains growth factors and other proteins that can heal and regenerate tissue. When injected into damaged or injured joints, tendons, or ligaments, PRP can help reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair, and accelerate healing.
Skin Care & Anti-aging
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an excellent option for individuals seeking natural, non-surgical methods to improve the health and appearance of their skin. PRP is rich in growth factors and other proteins that promote collagen production, skin rejuvenation, and improved texture. When applied topically or injected into the skin, PRP can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and enhance overall skin tone and texture.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is considered a safe, effective, steroid-sparing, and alternative treatment option for alopecia and general hair loss, either as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with conventional treatments or hair transplantation. Activated platelets release growth factors and proteins that promote hair follicle regeneration, increase blood flow, and stimulate hair growth. Regular sessions of PRP treatment can help improve hair density and thickness in individuals experiencing hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a potential treatment for sexual enhancement by injecting platelets derived from the patient's own blood into specific areas. PRP's growth factors and healing properties can stimulate tissue regeneration, improve blood flow, and enhance sensitivity and arousal. While further research is needed, early studies suggest that PRP therapy may positively impact sexual function and satisfaction.
A simple office procedure, PRP therapy begins with a consultation. Our trained medical staff will discuss your condition, explain the procedure, and evaluate your needs.
At your initial appointment, one of our medical professionals will draw blood from your arm similar to a routine blood test. This will be placed in a centrifuge, separating the blood into distinct layers in several minutes. The PRP layer is extracted and prepared for use.
The platelet-rich plasma is injected into the area of need. All musculoskeletal injections are performed with ultrasound guidance. The entire procedure lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Combine PRP with HBOT for Accelerated Healing
Hyperbaric Medical Solutions combines the power of hyperbaric oxygen therapy with PRP therapy in our AIRmedicine program. HBOT supersaturates the blood with oxygen, enabling stem cells to be released from your bone marrow. Then, PRP therapy is performed to attract and deliver the increased number of stem cells in circulation to the necessary areas.LEARN MORE ABOUT HBOT
Benefits of PRP at HMS
- No radiation is required: All PRP joint injections are performed under ultrasound guidance, and no fluoroscopy or x-rays are needed.
- Precise localization: Our injections are done under ultrasound to ensure accurate placement.
- More concentrated platelets: We deliver a higher amount of platelets via our double-spin process.
- The ability to combine with HBOT: By adding HBOT before and after each PRP injection, we increase the mobilization of stem cells and enhance the regenerative process and results.
Led by Alan A. Katz, MD
Frequently asked questions about PRP Therapy.
What are the musculoskeletal benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is safe, cost effective, boasts short recovery time, enables patients to avoid surgery, and doesn’t require sedation. PRP contains platelets, cytokines, stem cells, and growth factors that help reduce inflammation, calm osteoarthritic symptoms, repair damaged tissue, and reverse muscular damage.
What are the aesthetic benefits?
PRP therapy has the ability to reveal a youthful glow, restore layers of collagen, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars. It can also grow and increase thickness of hair without surgery.
What musculoskeletal conditions can it treat?
- Tendon Injuries (Patellar, Quadriceps, Hamstring, Bicipital, Peroneal, Achilles)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, Partial Tears, or Injuries
- Bursitis & Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
- Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis (Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprain or Tear
- Ankle Sprain or Ligament Injury
- Hamstring Tears
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Pain or Injury
- Ligament Sprains or Tears (MCL, LCL)
- Knee, Hip, Lower Leg and Foot Pain
- Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Partial Tears
- Biceps Tendonitis
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
How long is recovery?
There is almost no downtime associated with this therapy. Patients are able to walk out of the office following the treatment and return to work the following day. You may undergo multiple sessions depending on your treatment plan, so you’ll see improvement in several weeks to a few months.
What are the side effects?
Because PRP therapy is a natural procedure that uses a patient’s plasma, there’s low risk of rejection and no danger of contracting a bloodborne infection.
What’s the difference between PRP therapy and cortisone injections?
A cortisone injection is a short-term solution to a musculoskeletal condition, offering a reduction in pain. PRP therapy, on the other hand, can reduce pain and act as a long-term solution as it stimulates healing.
How much does PRP therapy cost?
Several factors determine the price of PRP therapy: Location and complexity of the condition, the type of condition, and the number of injections and sessions you’ll need.
Will insurance cover PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is not generally covered by insurance. However, check with your provider to confirm.