Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the healing elements of a patient’s own blood to expedite recovery from injury. Platelets are the component of blood that prompt tissue recovery, and PRP therapy utilizes this self-healing mechanism to expedite recovery. We offer state-of-the-art PRP therapy Wayne as well as Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell, and Paterson.
How does PRP Therapy Work?
When a patient undergoes PRP therapy, a small amount of their blood is drawn and placed in a vial. The vial is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. A highly concentrated dose of platelets from the patient’s own blood is then injected into the injured area, leading to faster tissue regeneration.
What can be treated with PRP Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy has been used in dentistry for over 20 years, and recent technological advancements have made this technique a viable option for a wide variety of soft tissue injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. To find out more about our PRP therapy Pompton Lakes, Franklin Lakes, Oakland NJ, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Midland Park, North Haledon, West Caldwell and Paterson, call Kesler Podiatry at (973) 835-8350.
Does PRP Therapy Work?
Your body has many self-contained healing mechanisms, and platelets are the component of blood that facilitates tissue recovery. By increasing the amount of platelets in an injured area, PRP therapy can magnify this healing mechanism to expedite tissue repair. PRP therapy provides your body with more platelets than it would produce on its own in any one area, accelerating healing of tendons and ligaments. Patients can experience recovery times that are up to 30% faster than without PRP therapy, and have also reported less pain.
Risks of PRP Therapy
Because the patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of transmitting infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction. PRP is minimally invasive and complications are rarely present – the only contraindications are low platelet levels (Thrombocytopenia), use of blood thinners or anticoagulant therapy, active infections, and tumors or metastatic diseases. Patients are advised to avoid non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen as they reduce the efficacy of the treatment. PRP therapy itself is not typically painful, but Tylenol can be taken to minimize discomfort as injuries heal. The entire procedure usually takes about an hour and most patients can return to usual activities immediately.