What is PRP Therapy?
Did you know that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is not just for aesthetic treatments and anti-aging? At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, we offer PRP therapy for patients who want to use autologous cells for tissue regeneration and pain relief. With PRP injections, your body may repair damaged tissue faster with less pain. This pain management technique combined with autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) injections may help regenerate tissue in tendons, ligaments, joints (shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, neck-back, etc.), muscles, and scars. It may also improve your range of motion.
You should find someone who's well-versed in PRP injections for pain, like our skilled team of professionals, who has more than 30 years of experience working with patients in the DFW area looking for more natural options for pain relief.
What Are The Benefits Of PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy offers a unique approach to pain management and healing. This innovative treatment harnesses the body's natural healing abilities, providing numerous benefits:
- Supercharges the body's own healing factors
- Promotes healing and recovery
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves range of motion
- Eliminates the need for surgery or medications
- Ensures quick recovery time
Experience the transformative power of PRP therapy at the Kotsanis Institute, where advanced techniques meet natural healing to offer you relief and rejuvenation.
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Who is a Candidate for PRP Therapy?
Patients who would like to decrease their level of pain or who need to recover faster from tissue damage tend to be ideal candidates for PRP therapy for pain. PRP helps to naturally promote collagen production and tissue regeneration. At your initial consultation, inform our team if you have any skin conditions, blood disorders, or anemia to ensure that it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
What to Expect During PRP THERAPY
When you come into Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine for PRP therapy, you can expect to be at our office for 2 – 3 hours to complete the process for PRP injections. Our team will begin by taking a blood sample from you. After separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood, we'll combine it with a local anesthetic before injecting it into the target area. We would be happy to explain the PRP-making process with you in full detail during your consultation.
HOw Long is Recovery After PRP THERAPY?
Recovery from a PRP injection session usually takes about 2 – 3 days. Athletes and patients who work doing physically hard labor should refrain from heavy lifting and weight training for 6 – 8 weeks following PRP treatment for pain. You may face some possible risks from PRP injections, though they tend to be mild, such as minor bleeding, temporary bruising, swelling, or localized infection at the injection site. Many of our pain management patients say that PRP injection risks are minor compared to living with chronic pain.
PRP Therapy FAQs
How much does PRP therapy cost?
The cost of PRP therapy will be based on the size of the area being treated and if it is performed with another treatment. Your practitioner will talk about an estimated cost in your consult and then review any specials we are offering.
How long do results from PRP therapy last?
PRP therapy has been known to last for up to eight weeks. The longevity of the results will vary with every person and will depend on the area being treated. The benefit of this procedure is that it does not require surgery or a lengthy recovery period and is less expensive.
Will PRP help replenish volume?
PRP therapy does not restore volume in areas like your cheeks and lips. While PRP injections offer stunning results because it rejuvenates complexion and stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, PRP treatments will not increase volume. If you wish to contour certain areas on your face that have lost volume, dermal fillers may be a better treatment choice for you.
Is PRP therapy painful?
Injections of PRP serum feel similar to BOTOX® or dermal filler injections with the extra step of drawing blood to get the plasma. Generally, patients will feel a little pressure or pinch during the injection. If you're nervous about pain or discomfort, ask if you can receive numbing cream during your consultation.
How quickly can I expect to see improvements after PRP therapy?
Generally, patients may start noticing positive changes within a few weeks after the treatment. However, the full effects of PRP therapy are often observed after several months, as the body's natural healing and regenerative processes take time. It's important to have realistic expectations and discuss your specific situation with your healthcare provider for a more accurate timeline.
How often can I receive PRP therapy?
The frequency of PRP therapy depends on the specific condition being treated and the individual's response to the treatment. Typically, a series of 2 – 3 treatments spaced about 4 – 6 weeks apart is common. For maintenance or ongoing management of certain conditions, additional treatments may be recommended every 6 – 12 months. The pain relief specialists at our Grapevine, TX office will assess your progress and recommend an appropriate treatment schedule based on your needs and treatment response.
Pick PRP for Pain Management
With PRP treatments (anywhere between 1 – 3 treatments spaced out 4 – 6 months apart), you can feel less pain in the area treated with our PRP solution. If you'd like to find out if you're eligible for PRP injections (for pain relief and to repair damaged tissue, joints, and more), we invite you to contact our office in Grapevine, TX. We're excited to share this rewarding pain management method that can produce therapeutic results with our patients! Schedule your appointment to speak with a member of our team today — contact us by phone or start the process online.