PRP Services in Tigard, OR
Platelet Rich Plasma – (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is basically a relatively affordable way of getting your body’s own stem cells to an area of your body for healing and rejuvenation. Your body has amazing healing capacities and PRP is a way of tapping into and bringing about restoration. It has been used successfully for pre- and post-surgical procedures, for sports injuries, for chronically inflamed joints, or weak or injured tendons. PRP also gets amazing results for the face and is the next best thing to a surgical facelift.
How is it made?
PRP is derived from blood drawn from you, the patient, and then is centrifuged to initially separate and discard red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma is then spun again, and plasma that is low in platelets is separated from plasma that is rich in platelets. Typical concentration is 20 times the normal concentration. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the area of concern. Platelet-rich plasma is rich in many elements that can promote your healing including
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 and 2
- Connective Tissue Growth Factor
- Epidermal Growth Factor
- Transforming Growth Factor Beta
What to expect?
Dr. Dyler uses smaller injection needles than most doctors and utilizes electromagnetic frequencies to drive the PRP deeper into tissues. For many patients, this is revolutionary as the electromagnetic frequencies give some immediate relief while the PRP can activate the bodies healing abilities in the weeks that follow. Although we have seen very successful results with even one treatment, most people will best benefit from 2-3 treatments spread out over 4-6 weeks. Post-treatment sometimes leads to temporary inflammation for the next 24 hours, but no restrictions are placed on activity during that time. Anti-inflammatories such as aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc. are not recommended during the first 24 hours as the inflammatory response may help signal the healing response from the body.
Who will benefit from PRP?
Although PRP results are nothing short of a miracle for many people, proper evaluation of the problem is necessary to assess efficacy. For example, if someone’s knee is missing cartilage or has a severe meniscal tear, surgery would be the most logical option. PRP used a week after surgery can facilitate healing in these cases. For ligament and tendon injuries that do not require surgery, PRP is highly indicated as well as for arthritis, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, back and neck injuries, other acute sports injuries, or chronic inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.
For dermatology, PRP is helpful for skin rejuvenation of the face, neck, chest, and hands. It is also useful for acne scarring and surgical scars. Many doctors combine PRP facials with Botox for an immediate and long-term effect.
Although more research is needed to validate PRP’s efficacy and hopefully to get insurance to pay for the procedure in the future, don’t underestimate the power that your body has to heal itself, given just the right treatment and nutritional and dietary support. With the opioid pain killer epidemic, PRP is the one bright light that can change your pain and allow you to do the things you love to do again.
The average cost for PRP treatment/injections is 600.00 per treatment. Dr. Dyler believes in making healthcare affordable