Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelets and growth factors derived from whole blood. It has become an innovative, non-operative tool in the Regenerative Medicine community, utilizing a person’s own blood to accelerate healing and strengthen injured regions of the body. Platelets play a central role in wound repair and are rich in growth factors. When concentrated down and injected back to a specific region, it stimulates a cascade of healing that can provide long-term improvements and strengthening.
What is the Process?
The procedure to obtain PRP is very straightforward and fairly quick. A regular blood draw is performed to collect your blood, which is processed in a centrifuge. This separates the platelets from your blood, creating the PRP used for your treatment. The PRP is then removed and prepared for your doctor to inject/apply.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are minimal, especially since we’re using PRP derived from your own blood. Depending on what procedure you do, your doctor will review all the post-procedure care to get you back to your activities with very little downtime.
When will I see results from PRP?
Each procedure will have its own number of sessions needed for maximum results. Most people notice a difference after just 1 session. These treatments do rely on your own body’s natural healing process, so rate of improvements will vary.
I’m interested! Where Can I Get This Done?
Natural Medicine of Seattle is pleased to offer PRP for hair regrowth, facial rejuvenation, and musculoskeletal injuries and pain.
As Naturopathic Doctors, our philosophy is to address the whole person. Our goal is to not only treat the current symptoms, but also work with you to prevent future hair loss. We take a look at biomarkers such as inflammation, nutrient status, and stress hormones before you start receiving PRP injections. We are, after all, using your own blood; let’s make sure it’s at its best!
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