Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Men
When pain is experienced, we want immediate relief. Many have tried different solutions and yet they see little or no improvement. At ThriveMD, we are excited to offer a method of pain relief known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Men in the Boulder, Louisville, and Broomfield.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP is a groundbreaking treatment that is used to get rid of pain and regenerate soft tissues that are known to help the body’s healing process. Platelet Rich Plasma is also known as autologous platelet gel, which refers to the process of filtering a small amount of plasma to increase the platelet concentration. Platelets contain a type of protein known as growth factors which are involved in hemostasis (the stopping of bleeding). These growth factors have been seen to stimulate wound healing and the growth of healthy tissues.
How PRP Helps Men in Colorado
Platelet Rich Plasma has been used to heal a number of muscle and skeleton-related pains and injuries. Some of the pain-related ailments that are cured using PRP include: muscle tears, common sports injuries, joint arthritis, chronic tendonitis in the elbow, hip, knee, foot, and ankle, muscle tears, neck and back pain, fractures, and sciatica. In men, Platelet Rich Plasma has also shown promise in treating hair loss, Erectile Dysfunction,
and other erectile performance issues.
Ultimately, hair loss affects men for many reasons whether because of age, illness, medications, hormones, or genetics. The fact is for those individuals that have lost hair or are losing it, emotionally it does take a toll. Hair restoration products and treatments as well as hair transplant costs can be exuberant, which is why when PRP first came onto the scene as a way to fight the battle of hair loss safely and naturally, men all over Colorado were excited. The results have often been astounding.
With a thin needle, your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Next, the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated. While several PRP treatments may be needed as well as ongoing treatments for maintenance, this will depend on the reasons for the individual’s hair loss and the amount of hair loss at the time of the initial consultation and treatment.
Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Right
For Me in Boulder?
Studies have shown Platelet Rich Plasma is effective in healing athletic injuries and other kinds of pain-related injuries in men. However, there are a number of people who may not qualify for PRP treatment, including:
- Men with pain that is advanced and/or severe
- Men with a medical condition that could get worse or spread to other parts of the body with injections such as active infections, certain skin diseases, or a metastatic disease
- Men who have blood or bleeding disorders
- Men with anemia
- Men who are currently undergoing any anticoagulation therapy
Understanding the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Process
When the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy process begins, blood is drawn from the area that will be treated. Next, the extracted blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins around quickly. While spinning, the blood components get separated. This separation process takes about 15 minutes.
Upon completion, the separated plasma is removed and is prepared to be injected into the affected area. The doctor then pinpoints the specific areas for the injection. They usually pinpoint these locations using imaging techniques. The injection is then given in the affected area. After treatment, improvement is often seen within 4 to 6 weeks, although this can differ from patient to patient. The overall process continues for up to 12 months, or until healing or treatment is considered complete.
Is PRP Safe in Colorado?
Yes, this is because Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood. This treatment method in Louisville has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing, to repair tendon, ligament, and joint damage, to heal diabetic ulcers, and to help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment in Colorado, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. Also, PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that typically subsides in three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction.
As with all cosmetic procedures, however, there are certain health conditions, such as autoimmune and blood disorders that may limit its use. It is a safe, effective, and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging in Colorado. As part of an integrated approach to skincare that addresses both internal and external factors, PRP can be your natural fountain of youth for men throughout the Boulder area!
Call Us Today to Learn More
To learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Boulder, Broomfield or Louisville and to learn if you’re a candidate, contact ThriveMD by calling (720) 534-2333 for more information. You may also fill out the form below, and we will reach out to you quickly to answer all of your questions about PRP.
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