Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Silver Spring, MD
Platelet-rich plasma therapy in Silver Spring, MD is an available treatment option for people who are suffering from a broad range of conditions. As a non-invasive procedure, PRP treatment continues to gain momentum across the country. Used since the 70s, platelet-rich plasma has made its way from Europe into the U.S. Not only has there been a number of successful studies with PRP, the cost of the treatment has significantly reduced.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy in Silver Spring, MD involves an injection of enriched plasma that has been made from your own blood. The benefits are broad, but include repair, new cell growth, and pain relief.
What Can PRP Be Used For?
Our Silver Spring, Maryland platelet-rich plasma therapy clinic uses the treatment for various issues, including:
- Reduced pain
- Reduced Swelling
- Enhancing the recovery process after a medical procedure
- Healing the body’s muscles and tissues
- Decreasing hair loss
- Slowing down the aging process
- Improving skin conditions
- + More
The Process of PRP Treatment
If you would like to know about PRP therapy or our other cosmetic procedures Silver Springs, MD has to offer, we encourage you to call Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss Center.
How PRP Works
If you are interested in getting PRP treatment, you will first need to locate a clinic who offers it. During your first appointment, you will talk about any symptoms you are feeling, as well as your reasons for wanting platelet-rich plasma therapy in Silver Spring, MD. Your PRP doctor will help you to understand whether this treatment is right for you. If it is, the next step (at your appointment or a second one) will be similar to the following:
- Your blood is drawn from the arm.
- The blood is placed into a centrifuge and separated into 3 parts. One of these parts is very rich in plasma.
- Once the plasma has been separated, it is placed into a syringe and injected into the site of treatment.
The needle used for the PRP therapy is small meaning the pain will be minimal. Following the therapy, you might experience bruising at the site of injection. Your doctor may recommend taking an over the counter pain reliever to ease the discomfort. Some risks of PRP include:
- Mild pain
- Redness at the site of injection
- In rare instances, infection
These side effects may be present for 2 to 5 days. If you have any concerns about them, or notice an increase in pain, fever, or a warm sensation at or near the injection site, you should call our clinic. If you have a blood or autoimmune disorder, a chronic illness, or are pregnant, please discuss this with the doctor.
If you are ready for platelet-rich plasma therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, for a medical condition or cosmetic issue, please call Atlantis Medical Wellness Center. Whether insurance will cover PRP will depend on your policy and treatment needs. If you would like to learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, please call us today.