Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
PlateletRichPlasma, also known as "PRP"is an injection treatment whereby a person’s own blood is used. A fraction of blood (20cc) is drawn up from the individual patient into a syringe. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate its components (RedBlood Cells, PlateletRichPlasma, PlateletPoorPlasma and BuffyCoat). The PlateletRichPlasma and BuffyCoat is first separated and combined then activated with a small amount of calcium chloride which acts as an activation agent and scaffold to keep the PRP where the injector intends to treat. Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and the healing process. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink, causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area
2. Is it safe?
PRP Safety has been established for over 20 years for its wound healing properties and its effectiveness has extended across multiple medical specialties including cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, podiatry, ENT, neurosurgery, dental and maxillofacial surgery(dental implants and sinus elevations), urology, dermatology (chronic wound healing), and ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery.
3. Is it covered by Insurance companies?
At this time PRP treatments are largely not covered by insurance companies.Very rarely some insurance companies may cover it for indications like chronic non healing wounds.
4. How long does it take to see results of PRP?
Depending on the indication or area it can take any where from 3-6 weeks to begin to see results.
5. How may treatments are needed?
Usually 2-3 treatments may get the desired results. Some patients or certain conditions may require more treatments.
6. What is the cost of the treatment?
We charge $500 per treatment. Consultation and Follow up for PRP treatments is free( No charge). X rays before and after can be done on insurance or can be done for as little as $25 with a collaborating imaging center.
7. How can I schedule a Free consultation?
You can call us at 702-750-1744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What PRP looks like
Clinical Joint Application of PRP