Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative way to naturally help your body create new cells and tissues. With her expertise in rheumatology and aesthetics, Eneida Agosto, MD, of Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics offers comprehensive PRP packages for pain relief and anti-aging solutions. Schedule your PRP evaluation at Jackson Heights or Washington Heights New York, clinics, with the online scheduler or call to book.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) involves separating powerful healing cells, known as growth factors, from your own blood. These are the cells that jump into action when you have a wound or injury and help create new tissues. By extracting them and re-injecting them directly into a targeted area, they stimulate new cell and tissue growth.
The entire process begins with a simple blood draw, just like you’d get at the lab. Your blood specimen gets deposited into a centrifuge that’s designed to rapidly spin your blood, forcing growth factor cells to separate out.
Once your growth factor cells are extracted, they get mixed in with your plasma, ultimately creating your very own platelet-rich plasma. The final step simply involves injecting your PRP where it’s needed.
Since platelet-rich plasma is designed from your very own cells, it’s highly beneficial for treating an array of issues. For instance, Dr. Agosto can create a pain-relieving PRP treatment plan if you have arthritis or joint pain that doesn’t respond well to other treatments. PRP can help minimize inflammation in injured areas.
Platelet-rich plasma is equally as beneficial for reversing the signs of aging and smoothing out your skin. Dr. Agosto designs aesthetic PRP plans to help with:
The effects of platelet-rich plasma are so powerful that they can even stimulate hair follicle growth in areas where you have thinning hair or hair loss.
While your platelet-rich plasma goes to work right away, it takes time for the benefits to start surfacing. Whether you’re getting PRP injections to treat pain-causing conditions or for aesthetic purposes, it can take up to 2-3 weeks for you to start noticing an improvement.
Because those growth factors are continuing to stimulate cell turnover and create new cells, you’re going to continue to experience an improvement with each passing day thereafter. Optimal results usually occur within 4-8 weeks, although Dr. Agosto can let you know what to expect for your specific treatment.
To learn how revolutionary platelet-rich plasma treatments can improve pain and enhance your appearance, schedule a consultation at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics. Book either online or over the phone.