What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a process when the patient’s own blood is used to separate platelets. We process the blood using an advanced, medical-grade super concentration unit. Our unit is capable up to 9x (times) above the basic bedside centrifuge that most other physicians use. Our special PRP kits produce more cytokines, proteins, and growth factors, than most other units on the market, for optimal healing support. Our kits are registered as a class II device with the FDA by the manufacturer.
Platelet Rich Plasma is then re-injected by our expert physician to the injured area. We use ultrasound, image guided by needle recognition capability, ensuring delivery to the precise location.
Why image guidance is important?
Most physicians treating orthopedic pain and injuries perform injections blindly without any image guidance. This freestyle technique results in 20%-40% missing the target location. The precise placement of orthobiologics, like stem cells or PRP, using image guidance, is a new specialty. Our physicians are trained to perform injections using ultrasound guided needle recognition. We are supported by MSK, expert ultrasound technicians as well. This process guarantees the delivery of cells into precise location of your injury.
While PRP is used for orthopedic conditions and it also is wildly used aesthetically.
For the application of PRP use in this office for specific orthopedics pain and injury or facial & body rejuvenation such as PRP Microneedling, our exclusive cell based Microneedling enhanced with growth factors formulas, Advanced Hair Restoration and more. This general information provides the PRP processing and application.
What conditions can PRP therapy help with?
While PRP is used for orthopedic conditions, it is also widely used aesthetically. PRP is a highly flexible treatment that physicians can use in nearly every part of the body today. PRP used in this office is for specific orthopedic pain & injury, facial & body rejuvenation such as PRP Microneedling, our exclusive cell-based Microneedling enhanced with growth factors formulas, Advanced Hair Restoration, and much more.
Conditions treated by Stem Cell & PRP:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pain & Inflammation
- Osteoarthritis of knee
- Shoulders chronic lower back pain
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles, meniscus, ACL and PCL tear of the knee chronic tendon issues
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Golfer’s elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Foot & Ankle sprains
Who is not a candidate for PRP?
While PRP has helped thousands of people, there are limitations of use for people with the following medical conditions:
- Battled blood-borne cancer in the last five years
- Have specific types of blood-borne disease
- Taking certain medications
- On Anticoagulant Medications
PRP can also be a powerful anti-aging tool.
Talk to Valencia Medical Center to discuss how PRP can help you reduce wrinkles, tighten your skin, and improve texture.
How does PRP therapy work?
Valencia Medical Center takes a small amount of your blood (around 30 milliliters) and then uses the centrifuge in the on-site sterile lab to isolate your PRP. She then injects or otherwise delivers your PRP where you need it to experience optimal regenerative benefit.
If you’re suffering from COPD or another respiratory illness, you’ll get PRP therapy through a nebulizer for maximum effect. If you have dry eyes, Valencia Medical Center creates a special eye drop solution as your PRP delivery vehicle. Valencia Medical Center customizes each PRP treatment for your unique needs.
How many PRP therapy treatments do I need?
Most patients get the best results with several treatments over a four to six month period. Three to four treatments is average, but you could need more based on the extent of damage and how quickly your body heals.
Is there any downtime after PRP therapy?
There’s usually no downtime needed after PRP therapy. Valencia Medical Center will give you specific guidelines about returning to physical activity based on where you had the treatment and your current condition.
When will I get results from PRP therapy?
Results aren’t instant, but it’s important to remember that you’re getting a long-term solution instead of a short-term fix. You may experience symptom relief within the first six weeks, with results getting even better as your body heals.
Use the online scheduler or call the office of Valencia Medical Center to book your PRP consultation now.