From growing new hair to healing injuries, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become well-known for its vast array of medical uses. The medical professionals at Texas Wellness Clinic offer PRP injections for everything from arthritis to beauty and wellness. Call their office in Richmond, Texas, or request an appointment online to learn how PRP can help you.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of healing components that naturally occur in your blood. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood, containing solid substances like red and white blood cells and platelets.
You may be familiar with platelets because they help form blood clots. Platelets also contain specialized proteins that support cell growth and healing. PRP is isolated plasma that has a much higher concentration of platelets than normal blood.
Platelet-rich plasma begins with a small vial of blood from your arm. The Texas Wellness Clinic processes the blood to obtain PRP. Then, they inject the PRP with a syringe or apply it to your skin’s surface and use microneedling to help the growth factors penetrate the layers below.
Because platelet-rich plasma is a modern treatment, research on its use for various conditions is ongoing. The Texas Wellness Clinic team uses PRP to treat conditions in which its effectiveness has already been proven, such as:
When combined with microneedling or through injections, PRP can promote hair restoration on the scalp and skin rejuvenation on the face and neck. When combined with microneedling or through injections, PRP can promote hair restoration on the scalp and skin rejuvenation on the face and neck. PRP can be combined with Microneedling.
First, the Texas Wellness Clinic team listens to your particular concerns and treatment goals and reviews your medical history to ensure PRP is right for you. Because PRP comes from your blood, there’s minimal risk of adverse side effects.
The details of your treatment depend on whether you’re getting a PRP injection for joint pain or microneedling for skin rejuvenation, or either for hair restoration. Generally, PRP treatments happen in the office and don’t require anesthesia or downtime for recovery.
Most insurance companies don’t cover PRP, but Texas Wellness Clinic accepts CareCredit® and other methods of self-payment.
For more information about platelet-rich plasma, call Texas Wellness Clinic today or request an appointment online.