Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment that can help you heal naturally. Experienced pain specialist Robert E. Windsor, MD, at Georgia RegenRX in Forest Park and Alpharetta, provides customized in-office PRP treatments for arthritic conditions, joint pain, sports injuries, and more. Find out how this cutting-edge treatment can benefit you! You’re also welcome to call to speak with a team member to book your PRP appointment.
How does PRP work?
Platelet-rich plasma, more commonly known as PRP, is one of the most in-demand regenerative treatments available. This natural treatment is derived from your own blood, so you won’t have to worry about serious complications or side effects.
The first step in a PRP treatment is making your PRP. Your practitioner performs a quick blood draw from your arm and places your blood specimen into a medical device known as a centrifuge.
As the centrifuge spins your blood, platelets get pulled away. Attached to platelets are growth factor proteins, which are one of the very first components to jump into action when you have an injury.
Once your platelet-rich plasma is complete — it takes about 10 minutes — your doctor injects it into injured areas. PRP stimulates blood flow to the area, and growth factors trigger rapid cell turnover and tissue development. These effects can improve healing and minimize inflammation over time.
What can PRP treat?
PRP treatment plans from Georgia RegenRX are entirely tailored to you and your diagnosis. Your dedicated practitioner may recommend PRP to minimize symptoms associated with:
- Joint pain
- Bone fractures
- Back pain or whiplash
- Postsurgical discomfort
- Tendon, ligament, or muscle injuries
Because PRP helps with blood flow and healing, it’s even used as part of sexual dysfunction treatments for both men and women. Georgia RegenRX uses PRP injections for Priapus Shot® and Orgasm Shot® treatments.
When can I expect results with PRP?
Because the growth factors and healing components in your PRP have a lot of work to do, it takes time for you to experience the benefits PRP has to offer. You may even notice some swelling or inflammation initially as blood flow increases to the area.
Most patients who undergo PRP treatments at Georgia RegenRX find that they start experiencing improvements in as little as 3-4 weeks. Results are usually more apparent after the sixth week, with ongoing improvements with each passing week.
Depending on your diagnosis, your provider from Georgia RegenRX could recommend a series of two or three PRP treatments scheduled at least a month apart. But it just depends on how quickly your body heals.
Individual results may vary.