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What Is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and How Can It Benefit Me?

By Dr. Benjamin Busch, DO, MBA

December 10, 2022

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy is a natural treatment that uses the body’s own growth factors to stimulate stem cells for tissue regeneration. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins in your body that stimulate healing. By using this method, we can encourage the body to heal itself, helping patients recover from a variety of health issues they may be experiencing related to orthopedics, hair restoration, aesthetics and sexual wellness.

What is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy?

PRP is a minimally invasive medical procedure that involves injecting a concentrated form of the patient’s own blood platelets into a treatment area. 

Because platelets contain various growth factors, treatment can help promote healing and effectively support regeneration throughout the body, including:

  • orthopedic, joint and ligament recovery
  • aesthetic revitalization including hair recovery and reversing signs of aging 
  • sexual rejuvenation

 

Heal better and faster with platelets

Platelets are found in your blood and support healing after injury or trauma. When the body is injured, it triggers the release of growth factors, including platelets, to aid in clotting.

PRP is used in regenerative medicine to repair and rejuvenate damaged tissue, stimulating the natural healing power of the human body. Because it is derived from the patient’s own blood, this therapy is natural, well-tolerated, safe, and often helps people achieve positive results after just one treatment. 

Excitingly, these treatments can often support healing and improvement in conditions that would otherwise require surgery. So, before going under the knife, be sure to consult with a ViveWell physician to understand how we may be able to help.

Get your joints back

Adult woman holding her painful elbow after exercising in park
older man happy with new hair growth from PRP

Love your hair again

Recover your youthful glow

PRP is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that repairs skin damage, stimulates healing, promotes collagen production and restores your beautiful radiance. We see impressive results with several safe, in-office procedures like this.

PRP Face Lift — From filling in lines, lips and wrinkles to restoring facial volume, this non-surgical facelift will give you natural-looking results you’ll love, with no down-time.

PRP Breast Lift — Perk up your breasts without surgery. ViveWell providers inject PRP to improve skin texture and reduce sagging to create younger, softer skin and a thicker, more voluminous bust.  

Older woman looking in mirror after PRP treatment and happy with her skin appearance
Feet of happy couple in bed post coitus

Get more vroom in the bedroom

 

What to expect at ViveWell

PRP and PRFM are minimally invasive in-office procedures performed in 4 steps. 

  1. The staff draws your blood, much like you have probably experienced during a blood test. It’s essential to come to your appointment well-hydrated and well-nourished to avoid feeling lightheaded from the blood draw. 
  2. The blood is then placed into a machine that separates the platelets, concentrating them into platelet-rich plasma. Our office uses Magellan technology, an automated and closed system that significantly reduces the risk of infection and error. 
  3. The target area is numbed using topical anesthesia to prevent discomfort.
  4. The PRP is injected into the treatment area. 

You can expect to be in the office for about an hour or so, after which you can return to work or resume regular activity. Although this therapy is well-tolerated and has a low risk of adverse effects, some people experience redness, tenderness, irritation and mild bruising at the injection site. 

Enhanced Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy & Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) pricing

Enhanced platelet plasma injections are naturally abundant in the growth factors necessary for healing. Prior to injection, the plasma is further activated with ozone to stimulate a stronger healing response.

Combine and save — Each kit may be used up to 3 times on the same patient in the same day.

To maximize savings, book multiple injections for yourself for the same visit.

PRP Joint Treatments (knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist) 

  • One joint | $700
  • Two joints |  $1,200
  • Three joints | $1,700

PRP/PRFM Aesthetics

  • Vixen PRFM Facial and Lip Filler | $600
  • Vixen PRP Face Lift | $1,200
  • Vixen PRP Breast Lift | $1,600

PRP Hair Rejuvenation | $600

Power Shot PRP Penile Rejuvenation | $800

Add-ons

Our therapies work synergistically. Stack different treatments to maximize your results.

  • Prolozone Joint Treatment | $150 per joint

Prior to PRP injection, includes nutrient injection

  • Peptide Therapy

Stack peptide treatments with PRP Therapy to enhance your results.

Consult with our team to determine which peptides will benefit your unique health most. 

    • Single Peptide add-on (1-2 areas) | $200
    • Double Peptide add-on (1-2 areas) | $375
    • Triple Peptide add-on (1-2 areas) | $550
  • Exosomes — 
    • 1X dose (1-2 areas) | $2,000
    • 5X dose (1-3 areas) | $7,000 (save $3,000)
  • Stem Cells and Tissue Components
    • from $1500
 

What kind of Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy is right for you?

Before considering surgery for joint pain, hair loss, aesthetics or sexual wellness, speak to us to determine if PRP is right for you.

References

1. Hidalgo-Tallón FJ, Torres-Morera LM, Baeza-Noci J, Carrillo-Izquierdo MD, Pinto-Bonilla R. Updated Review on Ozone Therapy in Pain Medicine. Front Physiol. 2022 Feb 23;13:840623. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.840623. PMID: 35283802; PMCID: PMC8904924. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8904924/
2. Raeissadat, S.A., Ghazi Hosseini, P., Bahrami, M.H. et al. The comparison effects of intra-articular injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Plasma Rich in Growth Factor (PRGF), Hyaluronic Acid (HA), and ozone in knee osteoarthritis; a one year randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 22, 134 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04017-x 
3. Yeprem, L., Ellialtioglu, A., & Baeza-Noci, J. (2018). The efficacy of intra-articular PRP, Ozone and Ozone+PRP injections in patients with osteoarthritis. Journal of Ozone Therapy, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.7203/jo3t.2.3.2018.10904
4. Dernek, B., & Kesiktas, F. N. (2019). Efficacy of combined ozone and platelet-rich-plasma treatment versus platelet-rich-plasma treatment alone in early stage knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 32(2), 305–311. https://doi.org/10.3233/bmr-181301

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