The beauty of PRP therapy is that it uses elements from your own blood to trigger the body into healing itself. Whether you have joint pain, an old sprain, or muscle, ligament or tendon injury, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy) can help you to regain functionality and bring health to the affected part of your body. Even those suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and Osgood-Schlatter’s disease in children have experienced remarkable healing with this modality. With PRP therapy, you may finally be able to heal even though other treatment may not have worked for you. Give us a call to find out more.
Rejuvenate aging skin without surgery
PRP therapy at our center in Cincinnati can also be used as a safe, nonsurgical alternative to a facelift. This type of treatment is called a vampire facial because it uses your own blood. The healing elements isolated from your blood are injected into the parts of the face you want to improve. These elements trigger regrowth of collagen and other proteins that make your skin look livelier and more youthful. Using platelet-rich-plasma treatment for your face is a popular procedure done by celebrities and models to maintain young and beautiful skin. It’s the perfect way to turn back the clock and eliminate unsightly wrinkles.
Boosting Your Body’s Healing Ability
By using platelet-rich plasma from your own blood, your PRP doctor encourages the injured area of the body to heal by injecting this individualized healing serum of sorts directly into the injured area. The injection itself triggers the body to go into a healing response, and the PRP solution boosts the body’s innate healing ability. Just like scraping your elbow as a child and forming a scab that, when it falls off, leaves newly healed skin underneath, the platelet-rich plasma does the same for your joints, tendons, muscles and so on. If you inject PRP into an injured tendon, when the healing process is complete, newly regenerated tendons will have formed!
PRP Therapy with Stem Cell Injections
PRP therapy, or Platelet rich plasma injections, can also be combined with stem cell therapy to encourage the body’s natural healing processes. PRP injections combined with stem cell treatments have been found to be highly beneficial in treating back pain, knee pain, neck pain, and fibromyalgia. Recent medical breakthroughs have opened up some rather exciting possibilities in this field. Rather than harvested from embryos, stem cells are instead harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow or abdominal fat. Stem cells can also be harvested from placenta products donated by healthy mothers with healthy live birth infants. In harvesting these tissues, the baby is not harmed in any way.
Stem cell injections have been shown to reduce inflammation. They have been found to be highly effective pain treatments for lower back, knees, shoulders, and neuropathy.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
Stem cell therapy works by promoting the natural healing response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue. The stem cells can be guided into supporting and healing your injured tissue, and stimulating growth of local stem cells. They essentially provide the building blocks for growth and rejuvenation. Stem cells contain the body’s raw materials and contain all the information necessary to grow additional cells known as daughter cells.
Stem Cell Therapy: Cost vs. Benefit
The initial cost of stem cell therapy can be expensive but is actually relative compared to other treatments that are not nearly as effective. Though the treatment can cost thousands of dollars, the results speak for themselves. Many of our Cincinnati patients actually find they pay less overall when compared to more traditional approaches that do not yield as much benefit. As a stem cell doctor, Dr. Blatman does whatever he can to reduce the cost without compromising on the effectiveness of the stem cell treatment.
What We Can Treat with Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a promising new treatment that has helped many of our Cincinnati patients heal from chronic back and neck pain, urinary stress incontinence, tendon and ligament injuries, and even hair loss.
Currently, few studies have been done to show the effectiveness of stem cell treatment for these conditions. However, as a stem cell doctor, Dr. Blatman has witnessed numerous patients heal faster and better as a result of the treatments.
The treatment is no more painful than a regular shot — but since it is generally given to an area that’s in pain, you may feel some discomfort. We can give you a numbing agent to lessen the pain, but generally it’s no more uncomfortable than your traditional shot.
If you suffer from chronic pain, joint issues, sport-related injuries, tendon or ligament problems, you should discuss stem cell therapy with your stem cell doctor.