Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Thrive MD Platelet Rich Plasma TherapyWe know the body has the power to heal itself in many ways. Each day, scientific research furthers our understanding of this self-healing process and ways we can better tap into it. One way of helping the body heal and repair itself is through platelet rich plasma therapy.

How Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Works

The blood is rich in platelets, which contain valuable growth factors. Growth factors have been shown to repair bone, muscle, regenerate cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. They have also been found to aid in wound healing, and improve appearance by regenerating tissues and reversing the signs of aging.

ThriveMD offers platelet rich plasma therapy, using the patient’s own blood, to treat these conditions non-surgically. This FDA-approved therapy involves drawing blood from the patient and then, using a special device, separating the platelets from the other cells in the blood. This platelet-concentrated blood product and the growth factors derived from the platelets in this special process is then injected back into the patient at the desired site where it stimulates the body to heal; repairing the injured site, and growing new tissue.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

Through platelet rich plasma therapy, we help you tap into your body’s own healing properties. Many patients can benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy before enduring the invasive nature and higher risks of surgery. Others opt to address musculoskeletal issues with the therapy when conventional therapies fail to help. Still, others use this therapy for its amazing results and ability to improve signs of aging such as lines or wrinkles. This has been referred to as the “vampire face-lift” and has shown amazing results that (unlike Botox and fillers) are permanent.

Platelet rich plasma therapy is especially beneficial for those with joint and tendon issues, back pain due to disc disease, heel spurs, sports injuries, wear and tear injuries, osteoarthritis and people looking for the amazing aesthetic benefits. Compared to traditional surgery, this non-surgical therapy option offers:

  • A simple office procedure
  • Significantly less recovery time
  • Less pain and bleeding
  • Less chance of infection
  • Little to no chance of rejection or allergic reaction because the blood comes from the patient’s own body
  • No incisions or scarring
  • Very positive outcomes

At thriveMD, we are always striving to bring you the latest in preventative healthcare and the best, most natural treatments. At the same time, we are always looking for the best alternatives to the currently offered treatments.