Whether you’ve been through an injury or have a degenerative condition, PRP injections provide a natural healing treatment. Petoskey, Michigan’s leading regenerative medicine specialist, Lisa Fortin, MD, has extensive experience providing injections for a variety of ailments. Her caring team at ReYouvenate help you through a PRP treatment, which allows you to recover and heal as quickly as possible.
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PRP Injections Q & A
What happens during a PRP treatment?
During your PRP session, Dr. Fortin draws a small amount of blood from your arm, just as she would during a routine blood test. That blood sample gets deposited into a centrifuge, which spins it around at a rapid pace to separate out the desired portion containing the platelet-rich plasma.
Cells in your blood think that an injury is occurring and start generating growth factor cells, which aid in cell growth and tissue healing. After those regenerating cells are separated, Dr. Fortin injects them directly into a targeted treatment area under ultrasound guidance.
How can PRP help me?
Platelet-rich plasma boosts cellular repair and helps your body re-create newer, healthier tissues. PRP can be beneficial just about anywhere you have damaged, injured, or old tissues. Treatments can help with:
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Internal derangement of the knee
- Muscle injuries
- Bone fractures
- Aged or damaged skin
When will PRP start working?
Your powerful regenerative cells jump into action as the PRP enters your body. But it takes time for cells and tissues to heal. Some patients express feeling a bit more pain during the first week or two after their injection.
After inflammation subsides and tissues start healing, you should start noticing an improvement within four to six weeks.
Dr. Fortin lets you know how long it will likely take to achieve the best results for your specific condition. If you don’t get the relief you need with your first injection, you can have the PRP process repeated several weeks later.
Are PRP injections painful?
It’s normal to feel some pinching or burning during your PRP injection, although the final injection process only lasts a few seconds. Dr. Fortin applies local anesthesia prior to the injection.
Some areas are more sensitive than others, and everyone has a different pain tolerance level. If you know you’re sensitive to injections, let Dr. Fortin know before getting started.
Find out if PRP is right for you by scheduling a consultation at ReYouvenate either online or over the phone.
* Individual results may vary.