Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Therapy® has been growing in popularity among people interested in alternative therapies to treat chronic illnesses and injuries. If you are interested in PRP Stem Cell Therapy® and live in Orlando, a physician at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates wants to treat you. Our facility offers PRP Stem Cell Therapy® to help patients improve their health conditions. We are accepting new patients, including people in the Orlando area.
This non-invasive treatment can be used to regenerate tissue in the body, making it practical for:
- Healing injuries
- Stimulating hair growth
- Restoring cellular and tissue growth
- Reducing inflammation and pain
PRP and Stem Cells Can Be Used as a Treatment Method for Various Conditions
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® can treat several types of injuries and health conditions, including sports or stress injuries.PRP Stem Cell Therapy®
Our bodies are incredible and provide self-healing, albeit at a slow pace. PRP Stem Cell Therapy® can accelerate this healing process, especially when it comes to soft-tissue injuries.
Below are some proven examples based on clinical studies.
Muscle, Tendon, and Ligament Injuries
The University of Miami Health System lists various injuries that both PRP and Stem Cell Therapy® have shown promising treatment results.
These injuries include:
- Sprains and strains in the knees, ankles, hips, and limbs in general
- Athletic pubalgia, also known as a sports hernia
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff injuries and tears
- Meniscal injuries in the knee (involving the cartilage)
- Different tendon and ligament injuries
- Muscle pain and injuries
- Other sports-related and athletic injuries
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Osteoarthritis (Joint Pain) and Inflammation
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine found that patients who received injected PRP® and stem cells into their joints experienced a significant reduction in joint pain and inflammation. The study focused on osteoarthritis of the knee; however, PRP Stem Cell Therapy® can also help reduce joint pain in the:
- Other areas prone to arthritis
Osteoarthritis pain can be increasingly debilitating, but it can be manageable with the introduction of PRP Therapy®.
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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Other Sexual Dysfunctions
Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering released a study in 2017 about their findings regarding using stem cell therapy for erectile dysfunction. Combined with PRP®, this regenerative therapy can repair penile cellular damage, which can reduce ED in patients.
Treating ED is about more than “just sex.” Ongoing ED can cause stress and impact self-esteem and confidence, according to Mayo Clinic. It may also signal a more profound health condition. Seeking treatment for ED at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates will put you on a path to returning your life balance.
Androgenic Alopecia (Hair Loss)
The Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery found positive results using PRP Stem Cell Therapy® as a treatment for androgenic alopecia or hair loss. The study found that patients had significant hair regrowth between their first and fourth injections treatment. Some positive results from PRP treatment for hair loss include:
- It prevents thinning and slows hair loss
- The procedure is non-surgical
- Recovery time is less than surgical options
- Works well with both men and women
This indicates that PRP® and stem cells may have the ability to restore growth in damaged hair follicles. Both men and women can opt to take this treatment, which involves injections into the scalp.
Current Clinical Studies Out on PRP Stem Cell Therapy®
Mayo Clinic lists the current clinical studies underway on PRP Stem Cell Therapy®. These studies focus on how expansive PRP Stem Cell Therapy’s® healing properties can be for other types of chronic illnesses and severe injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Umbilical cord illnesses
- Other neuropathies
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® Utilizes the Healing Properties of Platelets and Stem Cells
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® targets damaged tissue in the body by directly injecting platelet-rich plasma and stem cells into the area. By doing this, these cells will serve as a catalyst for healing and regrowth.
Stem cells exist within our bodies as blank slates. According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, they will adapt themselves to repair any area where they are placed. While traditional stem cell treatments utilize donated or lab-cultured cells, PRP Therapy® uses cells already in your body. By processing and injecting them into the injured area, the regeneration process is faster.
However, to understand the reasoning behind this therapy, you may want to understand what platelets and stem cells are first:
Platelets Function as First-response Healers
Platelets are created in the bone marrow and exist in the bloodstream. They have many functions in the body, but one notable job is to ignite tissue repair whenever the body gets injured or experiences trauma. They release growth factors to rebuild tissue around the wound site and encourage clotting to stop the body from bleeding out.
Platelets and mesenchymal stem cells exist in small quantities in our blood. Through processing, they can be concentrated in more significant numbers. This permits the cells to be rushed to the scene (via injection) to begin their work faster. Because of their ability to enhance tissue repair, platelets effectively stop inflammation for soft-tissue injuries.
Because they exist alongside red and white blood cells, we have to extract them from your blood to use them in PRP Stem Cell Therapy®. This can be done through centrifugation, which involves spinning blood at high speed. This process separates the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components.
Stem Cells Are Immature Cells Full of Possibilities
Stem cells are also produced in bone marrow, but they have not yet matured to adopt an established bodily function. We can extract stem cells from your bone marrow or fatty tissue through centrifugation and then inject them into the treatment area.
Stem cells adopt the native properties of the area they’re in, so if they get injected into an area with damaged tissue, they can restore the tissue and encourage growth.
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® does Not Require Surgery or Invasive Procedures
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® involves extracting platelet-rich plasma from your blood and stem cells from fatty tissue. Our physicians in Orlando, FL, will do this by putting both a sample of your blood and fatty tissue into a centrifugal machine.
Once the PRP and stem cells are separated, we will then combine them and put the fusion into a syringe to inject them into the treatment area. Where the injections will go will depend on what you are receiving treatment for. Platelets are the front-line defense mechanism in the healing arsenal of our bodies.
By processing and concentrating your healing platelets, we can direct a higher concentration to a specific area to aid in healing.
Does PRP Stem Cell Therapy® Hurt?
PRP Stem Cell Therapy® is a non-invasive treatment that only requires blood drawing and injections. Patients may experience minor pinching due to the injections, but the procedure itself should not be painful.
Afterward, patients may experience:
- Swelling, soreness, and/or bruising around the injection site
- Minor bleeding around the injection site
- Minor scarring on the injection site
If you feel significant pain during the procedure or afterward, notify your physician right away.
Are There Any Risks with PRP Stem Cell Therapy®?
The risks associated with PRP Stem Cell Treatment® are very low. There is the risk of infection at the initial blood draw and injection sites, as with anything that pierces the skin. There is minimal risk of an allergic reaction because your own cells are used. Tissue rejection is also very low risk.
Ultrasound guides the placement when injecting the PRP treatment® into the injured area. This reduces the risk of potential damage to surrounding tissue. It also reduces the risk of placing the injection in the wrong location.
How Soon Can Patients See Results from PRP Stem Cell Therapy®?
Results vary based on what you are using the therapy to treat and how severe the condition is. After conducting a physical exam on your condition, our physicians can estimate how soon you should expect to see results.
That being said, certain individuals may require multiple treatments to see results or have them be long-lasting. For some examples of waiting periods:
- You may experience immediate pain relief in your joints but require multiple sessions to have effects lasting up to a year or more.
- You may require three to four treatments for hair loss treatment, with results showing between six to eight months later.
- For erectile dysfunction, it may take two to three weeks after your treatment to see results.
Who Is a Candidate for PRP Stem Cell Therapy®?
Not everyone will be an ideal candidate for PRP Stem Cell Therapy®®. There are no specific guidelines for selecting patients, but there are some accepted guidelines:
- Physical therapy did not improve function or reduce pain.
- The pain from the injury causes a problem in daily life.
- Anti-inflammatory medications are ineffective.
- Other non-surgical treatment methods have not been successful.
The final determination if PRP Stem Cell Therapy® is right for you should be a joint decision between you and your doctor. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we will discuss all your available options and work with you on your treatment plan.
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If you live in Orlando, come visit our facility to learn whether PRP Stem Cell Therapy® is a good treatment option for you. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we offer various regenerative and metabolic therapies to help patients boost their energy, reduce pain and inflammation, and restore hormone levels.
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