Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is more than a passing fad. In fact, a platelet-rich plasma injection can lead to significant pain reduction and healing, particularly for orthopedic conditions. PRP injections are nearly painless in the hands of a trusted phlebotomist and nurse practitioner in New Jersey. Plasma-rich platelet therapy, in conjunction with stem cell therapy, is part of a rising practice called "regenerative therapies". Platelet-rich plasma treatment not only relieves pain, but it can lead to complete healing. Come visit our office in Pompton Lakes and meet trusted medical professionals specializing in PRP treatments.
More Than Pain Management
injections are a concentration of platelet-rich protein that’s
derived from your own blood. Plasma is the liquid part of your
blood and your platelets make it possible for your blood to clot.
Your platelets contain hundreds of proteins, called growth factors.
Your growth factors promote healing, and PRP treatments have been
proven to be a safe and effective method of treating damaged joints
and soft tissue, naturally.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are increasingly being used as a non-surgical alternative for orthopedic conditions, injuries and chronic pain management, including:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles
- Acute, chronic tendon issues
- Spinal stenosis
- Tennis elbow
- Medical collateral ligament (MCL) tears
- Chronic, acute neck pain
- Rotator cuff tears
- Plantar fasciitis
These conditions typically are treated with medications, physical therapy or surgery. Many top athletes have credited platelet-rich plasma injections for their faster healing times following injuries that could have previously cost them the season or their careers.
What All the Hype is About:
the use of PRP treatments, your body’s natural healing
process can be turbo-charged. There
are a couple of ways that platelet-rich plasma treatment is being
used for pain and injury:
- Platelet-rich plasma can be injected directly where it hurts. If you’re suffering from tendonitis, for example, our regenerative medicine specialists may consider a platelet-rich plasma injection. Your pain may persist for a couple of weeks until your natural healing process has the time to prove beneficial.
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy can also be used to speed up healing following a surgical procedure. If you suffered a complete tear of your rotator cuff and surgery was required, a platelet-rich plasma injection can significantly improve the speed and quality of your recovery.
- The most popular method of using plasma-rich platelet therapy is in conjunction with stem cell therapy. Platelets and stem cells form your body’s repair system, but age and injury make it difficult for your body to deliver these healing components to where they’re most needed.
What to Expect During PRP Therapy
WATCH SOME QUICK VIDEOS ABOUT HOW PRP TREATMENT WORKS BELOW
the staff at our regenerative medicine office identifies the exact
nature of your pain or injury, they draw some blood. Then, your
blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the different components.
Once complete, the platelet-rich plasma is extracted. Your
platelets are then injected directly into your problem area so they
can begin to enhance and promote your body’s natural healing. Our
approach to natural healing using PRP treatments can help you get
back to living your life with minimal
The entire PRP procedure is done on an outpatient basis in the safety and comfort of our New Jersey office. It takes about an hour, which accounts for preparation and recovery. The process relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays or prolonged downtime.
Furthermore, since platelet-rich plasma is
derived from your own blood, any associated risks are non-existent.
Tenderness at the injection sites seem to be the worst side effect,
and it typically only lasts a couple of days, at
Natural Healing with PRP Doesn’t Happen Overnight
medicine is innovative, not instantaneous. It promotes natural,
long-term healing of injured tissue and joints. At our NJ
regenerative medicine office, we customize a treatment plan for you
and help you decide whether you’ll benefit more if platelet-rich
plasma injections are used alone or combined with stem cell
You may only require a single treatment, but in some cases, a series of injections may be necessary. You’ll need a follow-up appointment after a couple of weeks so our medical professionals can assess your progress and determine if you will need further treatment.
Lots of Good Candidates for PRP in New Jersey
Age, condition, and
activity level are not limiting factors to platelet-rich plasma
therapy. However, it is important that you be as up-front and
honest as possible with your PRP doctor.
You’re NOT a Good Candidate for PRP if:
- You’re pregnant
- You’re anemic
- You have a blood disorder or are on anticoagulants
- You have a medical condition, such as an active infection, that may be spread by injection
While PRP treatments have helped thousands of people over the years, they’re still not covered by most insurance plans. However, the PRP procedure in New Jersey is relatively simple, and therefore affordable. Our office will always work with you to review our payment options and plans so you can stop missing out on life. Contact us today to learn how our team at ActiveLife Regenerative Therapies in Pompton Lakes, NJ can help you live your best life today, free from pain and discomfort through PRP treatments.
Non-Surgical PRP Injection Facials
Non-Surgical PRP Injection Facials, also referred to as "Vampire Facelifts" are a revolutionary, cutting edge, anti-aging procedure for a more radiant complexion. It utilizes a small portion of your own blood to stimulate your body’s production of collagen and elastin, increase circulation, and form new capillaries for a more youthful appearance.
Your blood contains platelets, which contain growth factors that activate and stimulate cellular regeneration within the body. Those growth factors can be isolated and re-injected into the body for rejuvenation.
The therapy helps your body regenerate tissue, encourage collagen production and promote the growth of new cells that naturally tighten and smooth skin for a younger looking complexion.
Non-Surgical PRP Injection Facials at our New Jersey Office Can Be Used to Address and Correct:
- Thinning skin and volume loss in the face, neck and décolletage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Circles, bags, puffiness and discoloration of the eye region
- Vertical lip lines
- Diminish definition in nasolabial folds
- Active acne and acne scars
- Stretch marks
How PRP Injection Facials Work at ActiveLife Regenerative Therapies in Pompton Lakes, NJ:
A minimal amount of your own blood is taken and placed in a centrifuge where the components are separated. The platelet-rich plasma is injected into areas where volume loss, translucency and/or sagging are taking place. The growth factors begin their work of stimulating collagen production to add volume to the skin and stimulate cells to reproduce for a more youthful looking visage.
Unlike fillers that utilize semi-solid materials to fill in lines and wrinkles, PRP therapy in New Jersey utilizes the power of your own body for a solution that naturally smooths, tightens and refreshes the skin for a complexion that glows and is highly effective for improving the appearance of wrinkles. PRP therapy is an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery in New Jersey.
Watch an Example of a Non-Surgical Facial Procedure Using PRP Injections
Benefits of Using PRP Injections
PRP has a wide array of benefits. This regenerative therapy is a safe, non-surgical, minimally-invasive, anti-aging procedure that can be completed in an hour. Since the treatment utilizes your own blood, the procedure dramatically reduces any potential for infection, rejection or allergic reaction.