PRP Therapy

What is PRP therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy harnesses the body’s ability to heal by using your own blood plasma with concentrated platelets containing bioactive growth factors and natural proteins. The growth factors in PRP initiate healing of connective tissue, development of new blood vessels, and improvement of blood flow to the affected area. PRP has shown promise in orthopedics, sports medicine, aesthetics, sexual dysfunction and hair loss management.

You may benefit from PRP therapy if you’re experiencing any of the following medical issues:

  • Hair loss
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Female urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Herniated disc
  • Muscle strains
  • Chronic pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Chronic tendinopathy
  • Ligament sprains

What are the benefits of platelet-rich plasma?

PRP therapy is a promising treatment with the goal of providing the following benefits:

  • Improve hair growth
  • Enhance sexual health
  • Improve wound healing
  • Optimize skin rejuvenation
  • Treat unresponsive chronic pain
  • Decrease osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Heal specific conditions such as plantar fasciitis
  • Reduce lower back pain

GhentMD provides PRP therapy because it’s noninvasive, virtually painless, and quick.

How is PRP therapy performed?

Treatment begins by taking a small blood sample from your arm. The sample is placed in a centrifuge, which spins your blood at a high speed to separate your platelets from other components in your blood. The platelets contain the reservoirs of bioactive proteins and growth factors needed to induce the healing process.

What can I expect after my PRP therapy treatment?

The treatment is relatively fast, lasting 30-60 minutes. Additionally, most patients don’t experience any side effects to the treatment, except minor swelling and soreness that should alleviate in a day or two.

Depending on the injection site, GhentMD recommends that you limit strenuous physical activity for a few days to help maximize the healing process.

If you’re experiencing pain or struggling to heal from past injuries, PRP therapy could be an excellent choice for you. Call GhentMD today or schedule your appointment online.