PRP Therapy (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) is a minimally-invasive procedure that expedites recovery from injury by using the healing elements of a patient’s own blood known as Platelets, the component of blood that prompt tissue recovery. We offer state-of-the-art PRP therapy in Hawthorne as well as Paterson, Pompton Lakes, West Caldwell, Franklin Lakes, North Haledon, Oakland, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, and Midland Park.
How does PRP Therapy Work?
A small amount of a patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a vial, which is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. A highly concentrated dose of platelets from the patient’s own blood is then injected into the injured area, which leads to faster tissue regeneration.
What can be treated with PRP Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy has been used in dentistry for over 20 years, and recent technological advancements have made this technique a viable option for a wide variety of soft tissue injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. To find out more about our PRP therapy in Hawthorne, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, West Caldwell, Franklin Lakes, North Haledon, Oakland, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, and Midland Park, call Kesler Podiatry at (973) 835-8350.
Does PRP Therapy Work?
Your body has many self-contained healing mechanisms, and platelets are the component of blood that facilitates tissue recovery. PRP therapy magnifies this healing mechanism to expedite tissue repair by increasing the amount of platelets in an injured area. PRP therapy accelerates the healing of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and skin by providing your body with more platelets than it would produce on its own in any one area. Recovery times can be up to 30% faster than without PRP therapy, and patients have also reported less pain.
Risks of PRP Therapy
Because the patient’s own blood is used, there is no risk of transmitting infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction. PRP is minimally invasive and the only contraindications are low platelet levels (Thrombocytopenia), use of blood thinners or anticoagulant therapy, active infections, and tumors or metastatic diseases. Patients are advised to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications as they reduce the efficacy of the treatment. PRP therapy is not typically painful, but Tylenol can be taken to minimize discomfort as injuries heal. The entire procedure usually takes about an hour and most patients can return to usual activities immediately.