Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative solution to treating various conditions from medical issues to aesthetic desires. Board-certified Lisa Pacheco, DO, at Missoula Wellness & Medspa in Missoula, Montana, uses PRP to promote your body’s healing. To learn more, call the friendly office staff or use the online booking tool for your convenience today.
PRP injections cause new tissue to grow in damaged areas. The treatment consists of plasma, the liquid portion of your blood, and your platelets, a type of blood that promotes healing throughout your body.
Platelets have clotting abilities and growth factors that can trigger the reproduction of your cells and stimulate tissue regeneration in the treated areas.
PRP is blood that contains a high concentration of platelets.
To create PRP, your provider takes a sample of your blood and puts it in a centrifuge, which rapidly spins it to separate the other components of your blood from your platelets and concentrate them within your plasma. This process takes about 15 minutes.
Your provider then injects the PRP into the targeted area needing treatment. The procedure increases the growth factors in the specific region to accelerate the healing process.
The entire process causes minimal discomfort, if any, and lasts about an hour. You can continue your daily routine immediately after your injections.
At Missoula Wellness & Medspa, Dr. Pacheco uses PRP to promote skin tightening, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, promote hair growth, help heal injured joints, and even enhance your sex life. PRP is used for services, such as:
During your consultation, Dr. Pacheco discusses how PRP can help produce the results you want.
Results from your PRP treatment don’t occur immediately. It can take a few weeks or, in some cases, a few months to notice a significant difference. However, don’t be discouraged. Remember that the healing factors are taking place underneath your skin and in the targeted areas that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
PRP uses your own blood, making it nearly impossible for you to have an adverse reaction to it.
Other benefits include:
PRP therapy uses your body’s natural healing ability to improve your overall health, function, and appearance.
To learn more about PRP and determine if it’s right for you, call or book your appointment online today.