Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stem cell therapy has been growing in popularity among people interested in alternative therapies to treat chronic illnesses and injuries.
This non-invasive treatment can be used to regenerate tissue in the body, making it effective for:
- Healing injuries
- Stimulating hair growth
- Restoring cellular and tissue growth
- Reducing inflammation and pain
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 and stem cell therapy to help patients improve their health conditions. We are accepting new patients, including people in the Orlando area.
PRP and Stem Cells Can Be Used as a Treatment Method for Various Conditions
PRP stem cell therapy can be used to treat several types of injuries and health conditions. 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 therapies have shown promising results in treating.
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
Osteoarthritis (Joint Pain) and Inflammation
Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine found that patients who 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
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.
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 patients had significant hair regrowth between their first and fourth treatment of injections.
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 being conducted 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
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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.
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 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 also encourage clotting to stop the body from bleeding out.
Because they exist alongside red and white blood cells, we have to extract them from your blood to use them in PRP therapy. This can be done through centrifugation, which involves spinning blood at high speed. This process separates 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 that has damaged tissue, they can restore the tissue and encourage growth.
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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 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.
Does PRP Stem Cell Therapy Hurt?
PRP stem cell therapy is a noninvasive 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 are feeling significant pain during the procedure or afterward, notify your physician right away.
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 we conduct 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 last up to a year or more.
- For hair loss treatment, you may require three to four treatments, 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.
Call Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates to Schedule Your First Visit
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.
Call our facility at (386) 366-7418 to schedule your appointment today.